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A new cheese shop called Caseus Diem is set to open on Division Street in the Richmond neighborhood, What Now Portland reports. The name – a play on the word carpe diem – means “cheese of the day.” Caseus Diem is aiming for a mid-July opening, but an official date has not yet been announced. A liquor license has also been applied for, but is still being processed by the City of Portland.

The store will carry over 75 varieties of cheese, including 12 cheeses that you can sample as part of a build-your-own cheese board. In addition to cheese, the store will also carry bread, charcuterie, crackers, honey and more.

Before opening his shop, owner Han Schmidt operated Caseus Diem as a cheese plate ordering business that offered special seasonal menus and custom combinations. Schmidt’s experience in the cheese business began nearly a decade ago when he worked at a cheese shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea. In the years since, they told What Now Portland, they worked in grocery stores for a while but missed the human interaction that comes with a specialty retail store, which led them to opening their own cheese shop after moving to Portland.

In response to the heat wave, food stalls in Portland have shortened their opening hours

The Oregonian reports that food stalls are responding to Portland’s heat wave by reducing hours and even closing for several days. Because the temperature inside the food stalls is often 10 degrees warmer than outside, 33 degrees on the street becomes 39 degrees in the kitchen. Stalls like Mi Fiesta Garibaldi also don’t have air conditioning, even though they cook indoors, and often rely on a skylight or window to stay cool. KGW reports that many stalls are staying open despite the heat.

Summer nights in Parkrose

The Parkrose neighborhood is hosting a summer festival on July 10, featuring local restaurants, live music, and more. Bridgetown Bites reports that restaurants like Getta Gyro, Level Beer, and Sky Hi Foods are on the lineup. The festival is for all ages, and admission is free.