A year ago, one of Portland’s best restaurants, Holdfast Dining, closed in the midst of the pandemic. Its two chefs, Joel Stocks and Will Preisch, went their separate ways: Preisch went off to wine country to cook for Abbey Road Farm, and Stocks decided to start a pop-up with his wife, Emily Stocks, out of their garage. The Stocks’s pop-ups ran as lively summer dinners, but as Portland gets rainier, they needed a new spot to shack up.
That’s where Magna owner Carlo Lamagna came in. Lamagna, who used to run Pinoy prix fixe dinners under the monicker Twisted Filipino, has turned his SE Clinton Filipino restaurant into
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