• Minnesota’s First Portillo’s to Open in Early July

     
    POSTED May 21, 2017
     

The fast-casual Chicago-style food concept, Portillo’s, will be opening its first Minnesota location at 8450 Hudson Rd. in Woodbury at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11. The new location marks the brand’s 50th restaurant opening.

The restaurant will feature a 1920s theme with décor inspired by the Prohibition era. The restaurant will include seating for more than 200 guests, with double drive-thru lanes and an outdoor patio.

The menu will feature Portillo’s classic favorites, including Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake.

Guests can register for a chance to get a sneak peek training meal prior to opening by signing up at portillos.com/woodbury.

Like many hotels, Radisson Blu Mall of America has made adjustments and improvements since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep guests and staff healthy. The Radisson Blu team has concocted several ways to keep the food and beverage scene interesting for groups that use the property’s more than 26,300 square feet of meeting and event space. Here are a few practical solutions that caught our attention, including three with interactive moments complete with costumes, music, lights and special touches.

The Practical

 

The 2022 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held on March 1 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, featured both in-person and virtual learning for representatives of tourism organizations, attractions, lodging properties and other entities. The gathering kicked off with remarks by Gov. Tim Walz and Explore Minnesota Director Lauren Bennett McGinty. 

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”