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This Week in Cascadia: PDX Gets Dime Store Diner; Seattle Loses Beloved Fremont Bistro

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Welcome to Cascadia Wire, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
SEATTLE—A brand new month, a brand new Heatmap. With its stellar fish and fries and laid-back storefront that opens onto Ballard Ave., Chippy's Fish and Drink, the latest from Ethan Stowell, makes the cut. Eater Seattle also updated its Happy Hour Heatmap. In Seattle and in search of cheap (or cheapish) cocktails and a bite? Start here. [ESEA]

PORTLAND— Earlier this week, downtown Portland welcomed the Dime Store, an upscale diner from the same restaurateur behind solid NE Portland restaurants DOC and Nonna. Nods to old-school soda fountains (complete with a magazines-and-candy-selling newsstand in front) complement breakfast plates, malted shakes, and pie. [EPDX]

SEATTLE—News broke today that Dot's, the beloved three-year-old Fremont bistro, charcuterie, and sandwich shop from Miles James will shutter after dinner service this evening. Staff, including The Walrus and the Carpenter alum Anna Wallace learned about the news yesterday. Wallace says, "Miles has worked day and night for years…to see it not become fruitful is heartbreaking." [ESEA]

PORTLAND— With the arrival of June comes another update to the Eater PDX HeatMap, and this month ushers in four new hot spots where the food crowds are currently flocking. Conveniently, two offer food custom-made to accompany a couple of beers (the German bar Stammtisch, a brick-and-mortar location of beloved food cart KOi Fusion), while two are prepared to provide the hangover brunch (think breakfast tacos at Uno Mas and fried chicken doughnuts at Blue Star Donuts). [EPDX]