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This Week in Cascadia: Summery Booze-Fuelled Events in PDX; Seattle's Best Patios

Welcome to Cascadia Wire, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
[Photos: Renata Steiner]

SEATTLE—Whether or not the sun comes out this long holiday weekend, if you're going to eat in the Emerald City, you're covered. Check out a brand new al fresco drinking map chosen by readers. And if you have to be indoors, head to any of these eight marketplaces and other not-to-miss restaurant diversions. [-ESA-]

PORTLAND— On a downer note, it was a rough week for breakfast fans in Rose City: N. Mississippi's charming Muddy's Coffeehouse quietly closed up shop last week, while North Portland icon Beaterville announced it'll shutter on Monday, May 26. [Eater PDX]

SEATTLE—"When we finally got the phone call, I ran back into the lab. It was a Friday night, Friday at 4:45, something like that. And I quit!" What happens when an environmental consultant living on the East Coast has a mid-life crisis? Read how Ballard's award-winning brewery Stoup was born in Eater Seattle's latest Up-And-Comers feature. [-ESEA-]

PORTLAND— Planning a trip to Portland later this summer? Do as the locals do and drink outdoors: Eater PDX takes a look at the  nine best booze-fueled events on the city's calendar from now until the end of June, featuring toasts to Belgian beers, urban wineries, and gluten-free ciders. In case you're planning to fly through Portland's iconically carpeted PDX, there's beer to be found inside the airport, as well. [Eater PDX]