Cheap Eats 2011

The restaurants reviewed in Willamette Week\'s 2011 Cheap Eats guide.

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4 4 21739 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-3722
Phone Number: 238-3693
Cuisine: [BOSNIAN]
Review: Muhamed Mujcic-Mufko’s 4-4-2 is Portland’s lone soccer bar, its walls adorned with the flags of favored teams, from FC Bayern to the Timbers’ green and yellow....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3660-4_4_2.html
Al Forno Ferruzza2738 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-6349
Phone Number: 253-6766
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: This Alberta pizzeria hand-throws pies using what their menu calls a “secret Sicilian recipe.”...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3150-al_forno_ferruzza.html
Angel Food and Fun5135 NE 60th Ave.
Portland, OR 97218-3001
Phone Number: 287-7909
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: Angel Food and Fun would be yet another hit-or-miss neighborhood convenience if it didn’t do one thing so soul-stirringly well that I hesitate to publicize it for fear there will not be any left for me when I return. That thing is called cochinita pibil ($9.99), and I want to marry it....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3657-angel_food_and_fun.html
Arleta Library Bakery Café5513 SE 72nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97206-5206
Phone Number: 774-4470
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: It’s a ballsy move, declaring your biscuits and gravy the best in Portland right there on the menu. But when the plate arrives, it’s hard to argue against a pair of fluffy sweet potato biscuits drowning in rosemary-sausage gravy and topped, just for the hell of it, with thin slices of pork loin....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2223-arleta_library_bakery_cafe.html
Artemis Café1235 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1099
Phone Number: 230-8340
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: It’s easy to walk past the plain-Jane exterior of this cafe in favor of Southeast Division Street’s more eye-catching eateries. Don’t....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3788-artemis_cafe.html
Ate-Oh-Ate2454 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214-1752
Phone Number: 445-6101
Cuisine: [HAWAIIAN]
Review: This Hawaiian fast-food joint is an homage to co-owner Benjamin Dyer’s childhood in Kona, and also something of a parody....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3754-ate_oh_ate.html
Atomic Pizza2150 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217-4441
Phone Number: 285-5490
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Every real neighborhood needs a pizza joint. And though Portland is far from replicating New York City’s shop-on-every-street-corner scene, Atomic Pizza is a good hangout spot for anyone in the Overlook Village ’hood....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-276-atomic_pizza.html
Bakery Bar2935 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97232-3270
Phone Number: 477-7779
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Tucked in a sunny, off-street industrial building on Northeast Glisan Street, Bakery Bar can be hard to find. Once you’ve visited, though, it’s similarly hard to quit. Though the name implies cakes, pies and breads—of which there are plenty, including some wicked banana bread for $2.75 a slice—Bakery Bar’s breakfast menu is the main attraction....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1087-bakery_bar.html
Beijing Hot Pot2768 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266-1504
Phone Number: 774-2525
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: Unlike the all-you-can eat buffet and great simmering bowls of downtown’s Taiwanese-style Hot Pot City (see page 19), Beijing Hot Pot is a communal affair: A bowl of broth is placed in the center of the table over a gas burner, and diners order various bits of raw meat, fish and vegetables to cook in it....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2555-beijing_hot_pot.html
Bella Faccia Pizzeria2934 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-7034
Phone Number: 282-0600
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Slices ($3.50) so big you must fold them over to eat ’em? Check. So piping hot they blister the roof of your mouth? Check....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-51-bella_faccia_pizzeria.html
Best Baguette8303 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97266-2039
Phone Number: 788-3098
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES]
Review: Portland’s only Vietnamese sandwich drive-thru recently added Koi Fusion-inspired Viet tacos to the menu (three for $5), but don’t order them—they’re a trap....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2244-best_baguette.html
Best Baguette3635 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005-2053
Phone Number: 626-2288
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES]
Review: Portland’s only Vietnamese sandwich drive-thru recently added Koi Fusion-inspired Viet tacos to the menu (three for $5), but don’t order them—they’re a trap....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1708-best_baguette_%28beaverton%29.html
Best Taste8350 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97266-1549
Phone Number: 771-0812
Cuisine: [CHINESE BARBECUE]
Review: Best Taste brands itself as “Chinese BBQ,” and the owners aren’t kidding; this meat bears no resemblance to its American cousin. Right by the doorway fire-reddened ducks are strung up at the neck, while the rear quarters of pigs hang from wire looped into their unmentionables....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3345-best_taste.html
Bete-Lukas2504 SE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206-1562
Phone Number: 477-8778
Cuisine: [ETHIOPIAN]
Review: Ethiopian dining is rarely an elegant affair, and the white tablecloths, real napkins and minimalist decor of Bete-Lukas don’t exactly scream, “Pull up a pew and start scarfing lentils with your hands!”...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1227-bete_lukas.html
Binh Minh Sandwiches6812 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97213-5336
Phone Number: 257-3868
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES]
Review: Vietnamese sandwiches are pretty much the best way for hungry folks to spend $2.50 (and for whatever reason, they always seem to cost $2.50)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3346-binh_minh_bakery_deli.html
Binh Minh Sandwiches7821 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-2350
Phone Number: 777-2245
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES]
Review: Vietnamese sandwiches are pretty much the best way for hungry folks to spend $2.50 (and for whatever reason, they always seem to cost $2.50)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-428-binh_minh_sandwiches.html
Black Sheep Bakery523 NE 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232-2830
Phone Number: 517-5762
Cuisine: [VEGAN BAKERY]
Review: Vegans and carnivores alike, hie to this bright hole-in-the-wall deli-bakery combo with two locations hidden amid industrial buildings both north and south of East Burnside....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2803-black_sheep_bakery_northeast.html
Black Sheep Bakery833 SE Main St.
Portland, OR 97214-3454
Phone Number: 473-8534
Cuisine: [VEGAN BAKERY]
Review: Vegans and carnivores alike, hie to this bright hole-in-the-wall deli-bakery combo with two locations hidden amid industrial buildings both north and south of East Burnside....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1121-black_sheep_bakery_southeast.html
Blossoming Lotus1713 NE 15th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212-4402
Phone Number: 228-0048
Cuisine: [VEGAN]
Review: Since crossing the river from its original Pearl location, this local vegan favorite has indeed blossomed: The restaurant now offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and has just added a full-service bar and lounge....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1319-blossoming_lotus.html
Blue Plate308 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97204-2606
Phone Number: 295-2583
Cuisine: [CLASSIC DINER]
Review: Ask people to envision a soda fountain in their heads and chances are most will imagine some kind of ’50s-themed Disneyland attraction, with checkered linoleum floors and waitresses delivering orders on roller skates and all that other Johnny Rocket’s crap....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1282-blue_plate.html
Breken Kitchen1800 NW 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-2556
Phone Number: 841-6359
Cuisine: [SOUP AND SANDWICHES]
Review: The huge floor-to-ceiling chalkboard at Breken Kitchen serves as menu for this breakfast, lunch and happy-hour cafe in Slabtown....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3789-breken_kitchen.html
Bui Tofu520 NE 76th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213-6251
Phone Number: 254-6132
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE VEGETARIAN]
Review: It’s all about excellent, fresh tofu, whether it’s fried and coated in lemongrass ($3), served hot ’n’ plain with soy sauce (60 cents for 8 ounces) or mixed with onion and wrapped around a funky pork ball....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3428-bui_natural_tofu.html
Bun Bo Hue7002 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266-5807
Phone Number: 771-1141
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: Bun Bo Hue is Portland’s signature spot for the restaurant’s eponymous meat-noodle soup. (Bun, by the way, refers to the vermicelli-style noodles; bo to the meat; Hue to the city in Vietnam; Vietnamese dish names billow out like nouns in German.)...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1550-bun_bo_hue.html
Bun Bo Hue Minh8560 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97266-1553
Phone Number: 777-1917
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: It looks like just another Vietnamese noodle shop, but this particular slurpery happens to make the city’s finest bun bo hue....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3790-bun_bo_hue_minh.html
Bunk Sandwiches621 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214-2317
Phone Number: 477-9515
Cuisine: [GUT BOMBS]
Review: The pork belly Cubano ($8) at Bunk Sandwiches is stupid good, in that you tend to do stupid things when in possession of one, like attempting to eat it while driving a stick shift on the freeway....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-430-bunk_sandwiches.html
Byways Cafe1212 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209-3015
Phone Number: 221-0011
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Byways is best enjoyed when your head is pounding and you need some food to devour as you try to remember what all happened last night....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-100-byways_cafe.html
Cafe Hibiscus4950 NE 14th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211-5016
Phone Number: 477-9224
Cuisine: [SWISS]
Review: Though the Hawaii-inspired decor might not transport you to the Alps, this tiny establishment’s menu is firmly rooted in Switzerland....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3791-cafe_hibiscus.html
The Canvas Art Bar & Bistro1800 NW Upshur St.
Portland, OR 97209-1765
Phone Number: 206-6964
Cuisine: [SOUP AND SANDWICHES]
Review: We all know real artists subsist on steady diets of tobacco and methamphetamines, and Canvas Art Bar & Bistro serves neither, so one does wonder at the quality of beer-fueled work being produced by the doodling diners at this high-concept establishment....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3522-canvas_art_bar_bistro.html
Casa de Tamales10605 SE Main St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222-7512
Phone Number: 654-4423
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: If there’s a little more focus on asparagus than you’d expect from a tamale joint, there’s a good reason: Milwaukie’s Casa de Tamales is a side project for the Canby Asparagus Farm....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1228-casa_de_tamales.html
Chiang Mai3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-4122
Phone Number: 234-6192
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: With its slate-blue walls and teak wood carvings, Chiang Mai just looks like a gussied-up version of your neighborhood Thai takeout joint....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3792-chiang_mai.html
Christopher's Gourmet Grill3962 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212-1116
Phone Number: 939-4643
Cuisine: [BURGERS AND BARBECUE]
Review: Once a much-vaunted local rib cart off Dekum, Christopher’s is now a local rib shack: shantied on the outside, bare bones and meaty-boned on the inside....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1569-christophers_gourmet_grill.html
Cool Moon Ice Cream1105 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209-3062
Phone Number: 224-2021
Cuisine: [ICE CREAM]
Review: Dessert people just love to draw a line in the cocoa between “adult” and “kids” sweets, usually based on bitterness and complexity. But one spoonful of a two-scoop sundae ($5), piled high with Oregon hazelnuts, housemade fudge and drippy amarena cherries at Eva Bernhard’s Pearl District ice cream parlor totally nukes all age barriers....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1909-cool_moon_ice_cream.html
Dalo’s Kitchen4134 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97217-2900
Phone Number: 808-9604
Cuisine: [ETHIOPIAN]
Review: Tucked into the northeastern corner of a squat, windowless cinderblock building that screams of dark history—think leaflet-loving Christian cults or cut-rate laser tag—Dalo’s doesn’t offer the eye much more than a few Ethiopian tourist posters....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1240-dalos_kitchen.html
Dang’s Thai Kitchen670 N State St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2437
Phone Number: 697-0779
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: Man, you gotta feel bad for Portland’s Thai restaurants. I mean, with what seems like two for every Rose City resident, they must be competing in an absolutely cutthroat market....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2658-dangs_thai_kitchen.html
Detour Cafe3035 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1479
Phone Number: 234-7499
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: It’s all about the breakfast sandwich at this hideaway brunch spot....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-179-detour_cafe.html
D.J.K. Korean BBQ & Shabu Shabu12275 SW Canyon Road
Beaverton, OR 97005-2117
Phone Number: 641-1734
Cuisine: [KOREAN]
Review: If you order tabletop barbecue at D.J.K., you’ll get scissors, tongs and platters of thinly sliced rosy meat and seafood delivered and retrieved by cart-pushing servers....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3793-djk_korean_bbq_shabu_shabu.html
Döner Kebab515 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-2101
Phone Number: 295-4929
Cuisine: [GERMAN SANDWICHES]
Review: The Döner folk have been slinging their shaved meat sandwiches since 2008 and show no indications of slowing down....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1230-doner_kebab.html
Dorio1037 NW 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210-3175
Phone Number: 219-0633
Cuisine: [GREEK]
Review: Even on a polished avenue like Northwest 23rd, appearances can be deceiving: Dorio’s decor, an anonymous blend of suburban cafe and cocktail bar, suggests a menu of wheatgrass wraps, but Dorio is actually one of the city’s best Greek lunch spots....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3794-dorio.html
Dove Vivi2727 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97232-2401
Phone Number: 239-4444
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Since firing up its ovens in 2007, Dove Vivi has drawn crowds with crispy cornmeal pizza crust and weird toppings like corn and butternut squash.....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1478-dove_vivi.html
Du Kuh Bee12590 SW 1st St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-0564
Phone Number: 643-5388
Cuisine: [NOODLES]
Review: With all the press this tiny Korean noodle place has gotten over the past couple of years, it’s a wonder it isn’t packed to overflowing all the time....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1231-du_kuh_bee.html
Du’s Grill5365 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213-2564
Phone Number: 284-1773
Cuisine: [TERIYAKI]
Review: Du’s might be the ultimate cheap eat, at least for non-veggies. The formula is simple: huge portions of grilled meat boxed up with alarming speed for scant money....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1268-dus_grill.html
Dwaraka Indian Cuisine3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5258
Phone Number: 230-1120
Cuisine: [INDIAN]
Review: A tasty shot of North and South Indian spice in the unassuming row of restaurants that also includes Mio Sushi and No Fish! Go Fish!, Dwaraka Indian Cuisine’s sparse decor and standard-issue Indian lunch buffet belie an extremely tasty, affordable treasure for the tandoori set....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3795-dwaraka_indian_cuisine.html
Eastmoreland Market and Kitchen3616 SE Knapp St.
Portland, OR 97202-8349
Phone Number: 771-1186
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: At first glance just a well-heeled neighborhood grocery deep within one of the city’s most exclusive residential areas, where median home prices top half a million, Eastmoreland Market has indeed long been viewed as a neighborhood asset. But the main attraction for outsiders is the Kitchen....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2937-eastmoreland_market_kitchen.html
E’Njoni Cafe901 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217-2219
Phone Number: 286-1401
Cuisine: [ERITREAN]
Review: E’Njoni Cafe exudes warmth. The walls are painted in tones of terra cotta and butternut squash, and the flavors that infuse the dishes are equally warm, all curry and ginger and fiery berbere (a chile-based spice mixture ubiquitous in East African cuisine)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2252-enjoni-cafe.html
Escape From New York Pizza622 NW 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210-3209
Phone Number: 227-5423
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: How paradoxical, that munching fresh, hot slices should be a form of nostalgia, but Escape From New York serves as a kind of collective Proustian madeleine for the shoppers of No-Longer-Trendy-Third....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-214-escape_from_new_york_pizza.html
Fire on the Mountain1706 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214-1532
Phone Number: 230-9464
Cuisine: [HOTWINGS]
Review: Being the deep-frying free spirits that they are, you’d think that people behind this hot wing bastion would be more egalitarian in their approach to developing new products....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2877-fire_on_the_mountain_east.html
Fire on the Mountain4225 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217-3208
Phone Number: 280-9464
Cuisine: [HOTWINGS]
Review: Being the deep-frying free spirits that they are, you’d think that people behind this hot wing bastion would be more egalitarian in their approach to developing new products....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-224-fire_on_the_mountain_north.html
Foster Burger5339 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206-2937
Phone Number: 775-2077
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: The meaty offspring of Andy Ricker (Pok Pok, Ping), Daniel Mondok (Sel Gris) and Kurt Huffman (developer of Whiskey Soda Lounge, Ping, Grüner and St. Jack) isn’t a “concept restaurant” or a cheeky riff on the American diner....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3348-foster_burger.html
Foti’s Greek Deli1740 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214-1532
Phone Number: 235-0274
Cuisine: [GREEK FAST FOOD]
Review: Most people know Foti’s as “that gyro place on Burnside,” but pitas aren’t all they do right at this old-school, counter-service Greek deli....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1273-fotis_greek_deli.html
Fuller’s Coffee Shop136 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-3304
Phone Number: 222-5608
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: If you’ve lived in Portland long, you probably know about Fuller’s as an old-school holdout, a well-loved relic from before the Pearl District had a fancy name....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-242-fullers_coffee_shop.html
Frank’s Noodle House822 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232-1216
Phone Number: 288-1007
Cuisine: [CHINESE NOODLES]
Review: For the past seven years, Frank Fong has been the Portland metro area’s king of noodles....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3796-franks_noodle_house.html
Fryer Tuck Chicken6712 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219-1950
Phone Number: 246-7737
Cuisine: [FRIED CHICKEN]
Review: It really says something when you order a two-piece “snack box” ($6.95 for legs or thighs, add $1 for a breast) and receive a 2-pound plate loaded with a fried breast the size of a Pomeranian....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-239-fryer_tuck_cider_mill.html
Gandhi’s827 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-3015
Phone Number: 219-2287
Cuisine: [INDIAN]
Review: What Gandhi’s lacks in ambience (wood-paneled walls, plastic plants) it makes up for in portion size....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3349-gandhis.html
Genies Cafe1101 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1014
Phone Number: 445-9777
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Every Sunday, a line of bleary-eyed young people snakes along Southeast Division Street....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-247-genies.html
Geraldi’s Italian Eating Place518 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-2102
Phone Number: 224-1865
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Step through Geraldi’s tiny door and it’s as though you’ve traveled 3,000 miles east....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3797-geraldi%E2%80%99s_italian_eating_place.html
Girasole Wood Fired Cafe8438 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203-3729
Phone Number: 954-1671
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Non parlo Italiano, but according to the menu of this new St. Johns pizzeria, girasole means “sunflower.”...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3798-girasole_wood_fired_cafe.html
Gladstone Street Pizza3813 SE Gladstone St.
Portland, OR 97202-3245
Phone Number: 775-1537
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Serving big, cheesy, garlicky pies without an ounce of pretension, this bare-bones pizza chamber only proofs enough dough for 30 pizzas a night....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1232-gladstone_street_pizza.html
The Globe2045 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-2812
Phone Number: 488-5701
Cuisine: [PIZZA]
Review: Ever since it underwent an extensive remodel in 2005, this striped building has played host to bad ideas....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3703-the_globe.html
Good Taste Noodle House8220 SE Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97216-1400
Phone Number: 788-6909
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: Luckily, the NFL has yet to serve notice to this noodle shop that their won ton-, noodle, roast-, barbecue pork- and duck-laden “Super Bowl” ($9) is in violation of its trademark....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2586-good_taste_noodle_house_southeast.html
Grant’s Philly Cheese Steaks15350 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97230-4373
Phone Number: 252-8012
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: They say you can never go home again, but if you’re from a town like mine—one with ample dining options for those who crave oversized and greasy heart-attack food—outer Northeast Portland has plenty of places to carb-cram like a true bumpkin....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1233-grants_philly_cheesesteak.html
Ha & VL2738 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266-1577
Phone Number: 772-0103
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: Tucked away behind the Wing Ming herb market, this little joint churns out soups to die for ($7.50, plus 50 cents extra if you order it to go)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1235-ha_vl_sandwich_soup.html
Habibi1012 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205-2626
Phone Number: 274-0628
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: There are only a few good, authentic Middle Eastern places in this town, and Habibi surely figures among them....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1122-habibi.html
Halibut’s2525 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-6344
Phone Number: 808-9600
Cuisine: [FISH AND CHIPS]
Review: Even on a slow Thursday afternoon, when the lone server is busying herself scrubbing salt shakers and kitchen chatter is getting loose and gossipy, Halibut’s keeps its customers waiting....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-867-original_halibuts.html
Hama Sushi4232 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213-1432
Phone Number: 249-1021
Cuisine: [SUSHI]
Review: Sushi joints can be frightening for the uninitiated, but the welcoming, family-owned Hama Sushi is perfect for rookies....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-282-hama_sushi.html
Happy Sparrow3001 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-4085
Phone Number: 445-0231
Cuisine: [KOLACHES]
Review: An aptly named establishment, this. It’s almost impossible not to emerge cheerful and chirpy from this cute, colorful Belmont cafe. The house specialty is kolaches....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3350-happy_sparrow_cafe.html
Hash8728 SE 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202-7331
Phone Number: 239-3966
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Portland has many restaurants that do the seasonal, local, we’re-friends-with-our-farmers new-menu-every-week thing....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1234-hash.html
Helser’s on Alberta1538 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-5046
Phone Number: 281-1477
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: As we shivered outside waiting 45 minutes for a table to wolf down Sunday brunch, we wondered if this packed Alberta Street spot would be worth it....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-294-helsers.html
Hillbilly Bento211 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-1805
Phone Number: 808-9283
Cuisine: [SOUTHERN TAKEOUT]
Review: I stepped out of the Portland drizzle and into a weird Southern dream....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3612-hillbilly_bento.html
Hot Pot City1975 SW 1st Ave.
Portland, OR 97201-5320
Phone Number: 224-6696
Cuisine: [CHINESE SOUP]
Review: Sit at the bar at Hot Pot City because it’s more fun....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1283-hot_pot_city.html
Hush Hush Cafe433 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-2201
Phone Number: 274-1888
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: This Palestinian-owned corner bistro has an entryway every bit as quiet as its name, its view blocked from the sidewalk by a broad support pillar....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1236-hush_hush.html
Ichidai5714 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-2856
Phone Number: 771-4648
Cuisine: [SUSHI]
Review: In a town full of trendy, inventive sushi restaurants with hourlong waits, Ichidai can’t much compete on atmosphere, innovation or sustainability....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3799-ichidai.html
J Cafe533 NE Holladay St.
Portland, OR 97232-2081
Phone Number: 230-9599
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: A true surprise in the midst of the Lloyd District, the J Cafe is an oasis in a desert of bland hotels, mallrats and Blazers....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-327-j_cafe.html
J&M Cafe537 SE Ash St.
Portland, OR 97214-1158
Phone Number: 230-0463
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: You may not realize, upon first visiting J&M Cafe, that you’ve never been there before....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-326-jm_cafe.html
Jade Teahouse7912 SE 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202-6676
Phone Number: 477-8985
Cuisine: [THAI/VIETNAMESE/SWEETS]
Review: Lucy and April Eklund’s airy Sellwood cafe offers dozens of teas from around the world and enormous platters of Thai and Vietnamese standards....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3370-jade-teahouse.html
Jang Choong Dong Wang Jok Bal3492 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005-1348
Phone Number: 644-7378
Cuisine: [KOREAN]
Review: Walking in here is like getting an unexpected, welcome hug. Anchoring a strip mall in bleakest suburbia, JCD looks off-putting from the outside, but indoors is a tiny universe of delight....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3351-jang_choong_dong_wang_jok_bal_%28jcd%29.html
John Street Cafe8338 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203-3727
Phone Number: 248-1066
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Between the pastel paint on the walls and abundance of chicken breast, blue cheese and artichoke hearts on the menu, you’d be forgiven for feeling like you’d hitched a ride back to 1993 upon opening the door to the John Street Cafe....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-344-john_street_cafe.html
Junior’s1742 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-4715
Phone Number: 467-4971
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: What a novel concept—a brunch place where you don’t have to wait 30 minutes!...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-347-juniors_cafe.html
Justa Pasta1326 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-1603
Phone Number: 243-2249
Cuisine: [PASTA]
Review: Its name might slightly irk the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League—frankly, it’s sillier than all of Portland’s puntastic Thai joints combined—but at least there’s truth in its advertising....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-783-justa_pasta.html
Kabob House11667 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone Number: 672-9229
Cuisine: [IRANIAN]
Review: You’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Beaverton Town Square, right? Well, here it is....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1309-kabob_house.html
Kalé1628 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201-2552
Phone Number: 957-8577
Cuisine: [JAPANESE CURRY]
Review: Taking a cue from Portland’s better cart chefs, who limit themselves to variations on a single, simple theme, Kalé proprietor Makoto Yoshino does only one thing—Japanese curry—and he does it very, very well....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3800-kal%C3%A9.html
Karam316 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97204-2631
Phone Number: 223-0830
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: If you’re a novice to Lebanese cuisine, the food at Karam makes you feel right at home....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-348-karam.html
Ken’s Artisan Bakery338 NW 21st Ave.,
Portland, OR 97209-1102
Phone Number: 248-2202
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Ken Forkish’s local bread palace is known for a lot of things, from flaky-perfect croissants to the most toothsome, crusty baguettes in town....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1125-kens_artisan_bakery.html
Kenny & Zuke’s SandwichWorks2376 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR 97210-2521
Phone Number: 954-1737
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: That Kenny and Zuke—what a couple of mensches!...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1533-kenny_and_zukes_sandwichworks.html
Kenny’s Noodle House8305 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97266-2039
Phone Number: 771-6868
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: As a Chinese restaurant, it’s tough to distinguish yourself in a part of town that’s also home to Wong’s King, Ocean City, Wing Wa BBQ and Fubonn, but this triangular house of Hong Kong noodles has a secret weapon: really great congee....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1310-kennys_noodle_house.html
Killer Burger4644 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213-2074
Phone Number: 971-544-7521
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: According to Killer Burger, the no-nonsense meat shack that recently took over Nasca’s corner digs on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, a burger ain’t a burger until it’s topped with crispy bacon, grilled onions, thick pickle slices and a slather of smoky, orange mayo-relish sauce….
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3801-killer_burger.html
King Burrito2924 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97217-6236
Phone Number: 283-9757
Cuisine: [MEXICAN, BURGERS]
Review: You don’t go to a place like King Burrito sober....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-355-king_burrito.html
La Bonita2839 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-6350
Phone Number: 281-3662
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: Hungry Alberta hoppers are faced with a tough choice at the intersection of Northeast 27th Avenue: La Sirenita or La Bonita?...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-361-la_bonita_%28alberta%29.html
La Bonita2710 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217-4155
Phone Number: 278-3050
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: Hungry Alberta hoppers are faced with a tough choice at the intersection of Northeast 27th Avenue: La Sirenita or La Bonita?...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3802-la_bonita_%28killingsworth%29.html
La Calaca Comelona2304 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-2819
Phone Number: 239-9675
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: From the outside, decorated with Dia de los Muertos-themed murals, La Calaca Comelona looks more like some sort of Mexican cultural center than a restaurant....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2856-la_calaca_comelona.html
La Catrina1235 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201-3319
Phone Number: 478-0505
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: As of late January, the sign out front and menus inside this downtown restaurant still bore the name Olé Olé....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3803-la_catrina.html
Le Happy1011 NW 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-2303
Phone Number: 226-1258
Cuisine: [CREPES]
Review: Le Happy hits an ideal balance of sassy and sweet with red light bulbs and busted eyeglasses tacked to the walls, as well as a cheerful patchwork jumble of plastic flowers above the bar and votive candles set at each table....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-373-le_happy.html
Limo Peruvian2340 NW Westover Road
Portland, OR 97210-3533
Phone Number: 477-8348
Cuisine: [PERUVIAN]
Review: With Portland’s hunger for Peruvian food growing ever bigger, Limo could become a favorite among foodies who like their raw fish limey, checks manageable and ambience homey....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3613-limo.html
Little Big Burger122 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-3107
Phone Number: 274-9008
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: Micah Camden, the seemingly tireless chef who has in the past five years had a hand in the openings of Yakuza, Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast, DOC and Fats, is often described as having a “restaurant empire.”...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3757-little_big_burger.html
Los Gorditos1212 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1017
Phone Number: 445-6289
Cuisine: [MEXICAN, VEGAN]
Review: Savvy Portland taco-lovers (and vegetarians) knew the joys of Los Gorditos when its oversized burritos and succulent tacos were only available via a cart with a long lunchtime line....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3369-taqueria_los_gorditos.html
Lovejoy Bakers939 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-3471
Phone Number: 208-3113
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: This previously cursed Pearl District space seems to have finally found a keeper with baker Dan Griffin’s new shrine to the carbohydrate....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3446-lovejoy_bakers.html
Lucky Strike3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5257
Phone Number: 206-8292
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: Lucky Strike moved last year from a ghetto strip mall and payday lender east of 123rd Avenue to Hawthorne, but the food remains phenomenal....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2858-lucky_strike.html
Matchbox Lounge3203 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1454
Phone Number: 234-7844
Cuisine: [SOUP, SANDWICHES, BURGERS]
Review: Many bars in Portland advertise a happy-hour menu that is cheap, convenient and delicious, but few actually live up to the hype....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1459-matchbox_lounge.html
Meat Cheese Bread1406 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214-1440
Phone Number: 243-1700
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: I miss my sandwich. I feel like we didn’t see enough of each other....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2859-meat_cheese_bread.html
Melt716 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-1305
Phone Number: 295-4944
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Look, if you come to Melt, you come for the happy hour....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3353-melt.html
Miho Izakaya4057 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97227-1072
Phone Number: 719-6152
Cuisine: [JAPANESE]
Review: Miho, a humble house lit gently by the neon glare of the Alibi across the street, is a fairly new entry in Portland’s recent love affair with the izakaya (Japanese food and sake bar)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3354-miho_izakaya.html
Misto3801 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-4329
Phone Number: 206-7799
Cuisine: [ITALIAN-AMERICAN]
Review: If you wander into this shiny new Italian deli-bakery, you should really order the Caesar salad ($6)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3804-misto.html
Mojo Crepes8409 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97266-1580
Phone Number: 208-3195
Cuisine: [JAPANESE CREPES]
Review: The Harajuku-style crêpe hails from a region of Tokyo known for its outrageous fashions and trendy cafes....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3355-mojo_crepes.html
Nakwon4600 SW Watson Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005-0543
Phone Number: 646-9382
Cuisine: [KOREAN]
Review: In Beaverton, the land of 1,000 Korean restaurants, it’s hard for any of them to truly stand out. But Nakwon tries its damndest....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3805-nakwon.html
Nancy’s Kitchen1611 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209-2216
Phone Number: 241-1137
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: You will probably be the youngest customer in Nancy’s Kitchen, but having brunch with the octogenarian set has its perks....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-461-nancys_kitchen.html
New Delhi9111 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219-4017
Phone Number: 892-5811
Cuisine: [INDIAN]
Review: Unless you count the occasional fast-food joint along this busy thoroughfare, Southwest Barbur Boulevard is what you might call a food desert....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3806-new_delhi.html
Ngoc Han Bun Bo Hue8230 SE Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97216-1417
Phone Number: 774-2761
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: The selling point at this 82nd Avenue strip-mall noodle shop is the Vietnamese soup bun bo hue ($8.50), pho’s thick ’n’ spicy, blood cake-packed little sister....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2864-ngoc_han_bun_bo_hue.html
Nicholas3223 NE Broadway,
Portland, OR 97232-1865
Phone Number: 445-4700
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: The tiny Southeast Grand Avenue location of this two-decade-old Lebanese institution has always been considered the best....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1086-nicholas_2.html
Nicholas318 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-1117
Phone Number: 235-5123
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: The tiny Southeast Grand Avenue location of this two-decade-old Lebanese institution has always been considered the best....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-470-nicholas_restaurant.html
Nicola’s Pizza and Pasta4826 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203-4481
Phone Number: 285-1119
Cuisine: [ITALIAN-AMERICAN]
Review: It’s tiny, with faux grape vines lining its intimate dining room, workers tossing dough in open view of the cashier counter, an indoor lamppost illuminating small tables where couples sip wine and slurp pasta….
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-472-nicolas_pizza_and_pasta.html
Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe4627 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97213-1723
Phone Number: 445-6646
Cuisine: [HAWAIIAN]
Review: In typical Portland progression, the new Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe on Northeast Fremont Street has one-upped the Southeast Clinton Street location....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3807-noho%E2%80%99s_hawaiian_cafe.html
Ocean City3016 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266-2024
Phone Number: 771-2299
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: Sure, dinner at this stately Cantonese banquet hall near Fubonn is enjoyable, but it’s during the midmorning and lunch hours that it really comes alive as the only Portland dim sum spot to rival Wong’s King....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3357-ocean_city.html
Old Lair Hill Market Cafe2823 SW 1st Ave.
Portland, OR 97201-4703
Phone Number: 279-0200
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Tucked into a quiet nook south of downtown, Old Lair Hill Market Cafe looks the part of an undistinguished neighborhood spot with just-OK food....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3808-old_lair_hill_market_cafe.html
Otto and Anita’s3025 SW Canby St.
Portland, OR 97219-2470
Phone Number: 452-1411
Cuisine: [GERMAN]
Review: Isn’t it a shame most of us indulge in Bavarian cuisine only during Oktoberfest?...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3809-otto_and_anitas.html
Pad Thai Kitchen2309 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-2818
Phone Number: 232-8766
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: Greasy Thai food, like cold pizza and lasagna, is almost as good, if not better, the next day....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3359-pad_thai_kitchen.html
Pause5101 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217-3724
Phone Number: 971-230-0705
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: With a meat-centered menu that could cure the most severe protein deficiency, Pause can churn out a substantial lunch or dinner for under $10....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1551-pause_kitchen_and_bar.html
The Peoples’ Sandwich of Portland53 NW 1st Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-4001
Phone Number: 222-0525
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: The name started out as a somewhat elaborate joke about this city’s Bolshevik tendencies (signs were made for the kitchen reading “Production”), but the gray concrete-and-brick corner shop really does feel like a grim Soviet bunker dropped behind the lines of Western decadence....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3206-peoples_sandwich_of_portland.html
Petisco1411 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232-1485
Phone Number: 360-1048
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Northeast Broadway isn’t exactly the Champs-Elysées, but in the cavernous confines of Petisco, one does feel transported to some vague facsimile of European city life....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2866-petisco.html
Pho Hung4717 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-3142
Phone Number: 775-3170
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: Off-white and rust-streaked outside, mottled purple and Denny’s-esque in, Pho Hung is, by all appearances, another Southeast Powell Boulevard eatery to drive by....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1498-pho_hung.html
Pho Oregon2518 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220-5301
Phone Number: 262-8816
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE SOUP]
Review: It feels like the pinnacle of deviance to say so, but I’m going to anyway: When you go to Pho Oregon, don’t order the pho....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2270-pho_oregon.html
Pho Van3404 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5049
Phone Number: 230-1474
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE]
Review: While the elegant light fixtures and decoratively carved wooden booths might indicate spendy dining, Pho Van on Hawthorne is a good bargain....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-527-pho_van_hawthorne.html
Pho Van1919 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97216-1405
Phone Number: 788-5244
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE]
Review: While the elegant light fixtures and decoratively carved wooden booths might indicate spendy dining, Pho Van on Hawthorne is a good bargain....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1150-pho_van_east.html
Pho Van11651 Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, OR 97005-2928
Phone Number: 627-0822
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE]
Review: While the elegant light fixtures and decoratively carved wooden booths might indicate spendy dining, Pho Van on Hawthorne is a good bargain....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2878-pho_van_beaverton.html
Pine State Biscuits2204 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-5852
Phone Number: 477-6605
Cuisine: [BISCUITS]
Review: Let’s be perfectly clear on one thing: There will be a line for a Pine State Biscuits establishment....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3810-pine_state_biscuits_alberta.html
Pine State Biscuits3460 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214-4247
Phone Number: 236-3346
Cuisine: [BISCUITS]
Review: Let’s be perfectly clear on one thing: There will be a line for a Pine State Biscuits establishment....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1565-pine_state_biscuits.html
Pix Pâtisserie3402 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1542
Phone Number: 232-4407
Cuisine: [SWEETS]
Review: In the land of beer cinemas and cocktail-mixing coffee shops, a sweets shop that serves liquor is an automatic hot spot....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-531-pix_patisserie.html
Pix Pâtisserie3901 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227-1464
Phone Number: 282-6539
Cuisine: [SWEETS]
Review: In the land of beer cinemas and cocktail-mixing coffee shops, a sweets shop that serves liquor is an automatic hot spot....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-843-pix_patisserie_north.html
Pollos a la Brasa El Inka48 NE Division St.
Gresham, OR 97030-3902
Phone Number: 491-0323
Cuisine: [PERUVIAN]
Review: Why drive all the way to Gresham for some roast chicken? Because this chicken, crisp-skinned and rubbed with garlic and mysterious green spices, is roasted in a wood-fired brick rotisserie oven as big as a Volkswagen Rabbit....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3347-el-inka.html
¿Por Qué No?4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97215-3168
Phone Number: 954-3138
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: It’s a good thing Brian Steelman’s taquerias don’t call on that electric yellow margarita mix that turns your fingers into sticky toys from the 25-cent machine—the food is sloppy enough, not to mention that the fresh-squeezed citrus and pomegranate juice you’ll find here could dress up even a bottle of Tortilla Gold)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1973-%C2%BFpor_que_no_hawthorne.html
¿Por Qué No?3524 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227-1155
Phone Number: 467-4149
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: It’s a good thing Brian Steelman’s taquerias don’t call on that electric yellow margarita mix that turns your fingers into sticky toys from the 25-cent machine—the food is sloppy enough, not to mention that the fresh-squeezed citrus and pomegranate juice you’ll find here could dress up even a bottle of Tortilla Gold)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-908-%C2%BFpor_que_no_mississippi.html
Po’Shines Cafe de la Soul8139 N Denver Ave.
Portland, OR 97217-6621
Phone Number: 978-9000
Cuisine: [SOUTHERN]
Review: Deep-fried philanthropy! Po’Shines diverts most of its profits into training and counseling for young adults, and everyone from the chef to your server is volunteering his or her time to the cause....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2869-poshines_cafe_de_la_soul.html
Prasad925 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209-3103
Phone Number: 224-3993
Cuisine: [VEGAN]
Review: When vegan institution Blossoming Lotus vacated Yoga Pearl for a slightly more granola part of town last year, Prasad stepped in to fill the void....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3811-prasad.html
Puerto Marquez1721 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97233-1210
Phone Number: 253-6842
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: Like the inside of a piñata, Puerto Marquez jabs at the senses with vivid blasts of color and cheerful pop-mariachi music (with videos!)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2562-puerto_marquez.html
Pupuseria El Buen Gusto7732 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266-6202
Phone Number: 477-4402
Cuisine: [SALVADORAN]
Review: The pupusa is El Salvador’s answer to grilled cheese....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3812-pupuseria_el_buen_gusto.html
Quan Chuc7901 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-2314
Phone Number: 788-8877
Cuisine: [VIETNAMESE]
Review: It is very odd, this relatively swank Vietnamese restaurant around the corner from Food4Less, all bamboo plywood, faux temple doors and big orange lamps like bioluminescent jellyfish....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3813-quan_chiuc.html
Queen of Sheba2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212-3730
Phone Number: 287-6302
Cuisine: [ETHIOPIAN]
Review: If you’re the kind of person who does everything you can to avoid making a decision, Queen of Sheba won’t cause you any stress....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-558-queen_of_sheba.html
Red Coach615 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205-3410
Phone Number: 227-4840
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: “We need to work on better—what’s the word?—efficiency,” complained a Red Coach server to the line cook during a recent Monday lunch rush....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-564-the_red_coach_restaurant.html
Red Onion Thai Cuisine1123 NW 23rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210-2903
Phone Number: 208-2634
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: The specials menu at Red Onion bears a cautionary note: “We regret we are unable to make any changes or return of your dish after serving.”...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3279-red_onion_thai_cusine.html
Reo’s Ribs6141 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239-3657
Phone Number: 310-6300
Cuisine: [BARBECUE]
Review: Johns Landing’s unpromising melange of ’70s and ’80s office frontage might seem an unlikely spot for an old-school rib joint...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3554-reos_ribs.html
Ruby Jewel Scoops3713 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227-1158
Phone Number: 505-9314
Cuisine: [ICE CREAM]
Review: Lisa Herlinger, creator of the Ruby Jewel ice-cream sandwich, offers way more flavors at this spumoni-toned shop than you’ll find between the cookies at farmers markets and premium grocers across the city....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3814-ruby_jewel_scoops.html
Sabor Salvadoreño3460 SW 185th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006-3469
Phone Number: 356-2376
Cuisine: [SALVADORAN]
Review: Way out in Aloha, off a nondescript road and sharing a building with Martindale’s Home Theater, is a barely marked hole in the wall serving authentic Salvadoran cuisine....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1286-sabor_salvadore%C3%B1o.html
Sandwich Island827 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-3015
Phone Number: 330-5002
Cuisine: [HAWAIIAN]
Review: Sandwich Island would make a great cart, but (for better or for worse) it’s currently tucked away in a bustling downtown food court....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3815-sandwich_island.html
Shandong3724 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232-1825
Phone Number: 287-0331
Cuisine: [CHINESE]
Review: The site of this new Chinese restaurant in the Hollywood district has had multiple incarnations, probably because there’s little parking and the location is not pedestrian-friendly....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3816-shandong.html
Slabtown Ribs & BBQ2606 NW Vaughn St.
Portland, OR 97210-2224
Phone Number: 227-2903
Cuisine: [BARBECUE]
Review: Remember when you were in grade school and you had a shelf to display all the awards you won playing soccer and baseball?...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1531-slabtown_ribs_and_barbecue.html
Slappy Cakes4246 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97215-1676
Phone Number: 477-4805
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: This make-your-own pancake joint is kid central, from the squeeze bottles filled with buttermilk, peanut butter and even gluten-free batter to the big drawer of toys near the front door (where you will wait for a table for at least a half-hour on the weekends)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3361-slappy_cakes.html
Soi 9 Thai Eatery1914 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209-1909
Phone Number: 894-9153
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: The dining room of Soi 9 Thai Eatery is designed to blend into the design of West Burnside condo tower the Civic: bare, modernist boredom....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3817-soi_9_thai_eatery.html
Spring Restaurant3975 SW 114th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005-2241
Phone Number: 641-3670
Cuisine: [KOREAN]
Review: Spring Restaurant in Pal-do Oriental Food Market is a bitch to find....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3362-spring_restaurant.html
Steakadelphia5835 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-2857
Phone Number: 788-7141
Cuisine: [SANDWICHES]
Review: Nobody really knows what Cheez Whiz is....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1279-steakadelphia.html
Stepping Stone Cafe2390 NW Quimby St.
Portland, OR 97210-2626
Phone Number: 222-1132
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Although its slogan, “You Eat Here Because We Let You,” comes across as oddly aggressive (it sounds like a phrase that’d be emblazoned on a sign in a prison mess hall), Stepping Stone Cafe is the epitome of a neighborhood greasy spoon....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-637-stepping_stone_cafe.html
Sub Rosa2601 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202-1240
Phone Number: 233-1955
Cuisine: [ITALIAN-AMERICAN]
Review: Nestled in the nexus of quirk that is Clinton Street—its neighbors include Scandinavian cafe Broder, the velvet painting-adorned dive bar Dots and, of course, the Clinton Street Theater, famous for its weekly screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1171-sub_rosa.html
Suzette2921 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-7033
Phone Number: 473-8657
Cuisine: [CREPES]
Review: Steeped in French decor, with accordion practically wheezing from the woodwork, Suzette is a crêpe-serving food-cart/restaurant hybrid.....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3315-suzette.html
Tandoor Indian Kitchen406 SW Oak St.
Portland, OR 97204-1807
Phone Number: 243-7777
Cuisine: [INDIAN]
Review: Let’s be honest—the Indian lunch buffet is all about quantity over quality.....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2254-tandoor_indian_kitchen.html
Tani’s Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar4807 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97206-6132
Phone Number: 595-3500
Cuisine: [JAPANESE]
Review: For a neighborhood in proximity to a college, Woodstock falls short in the restaurant department....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3818-tanis_japanese_kitchen_sushi_bar.html
Taqueria La Estacion6719 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97218-3317
Phone Number: 577-3541
Cuisine: [MEXICAN]
Review: One may be accustomed to seeing buildings built around trees or hillsides, but a full-size bus?...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3364-taqueria_la_estacion.html
TarBoush Lebanese Bistro & Bar3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5077
Phone Number: 235-3277
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: Want to get a measure of a Lebanese restaurant? Order its veggie mezza ($12)....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3761-tarboush_lebanese_bistro.html
Taste Unique2134 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1243
Phone Number: 206-7059
Cuisine: [ITALIAN]
Review: This is Italy in a shoebox, people....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3365-taste_unique.html
Thai Noon2635 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211-6346
Phone Number: 282-2021
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: “Healthy Thai Cuisine,” the menu claims, with “healthy cuisine” apparently being defined against food that can literally break into your house and strangle you while you sleep....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-655-thai_noon.html
Tuk Tuk Thai4239 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97213-1149
Phone Number: 282-0456
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: Tuk Tuk, named for the three-wheeled rickshaws of Thailand, serves up colossal portions of Thai-American dishes at recession-friendly prices....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-681-tuk_tuk_thai.html
Tuk Tuk Thai3226 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97217-1206
Phone Number: 719-7796
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: Tuk Tuk, named for the three-wheeled rickshaws of Thailand, serves up colossal portions of Thai-American dishes at recession-friendly prices....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3821-tuk_tuk_thai_north.html
Violetta877 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205-3021
Cuisine: [BURGERS]
Review: Dwayne Beliakoff’s serially delayed “fast slow food” restaurant has finally opened in a modernist glass box in Director Park on the South Park Blocks....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3679-violetta.html
Waffle Window3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5144
Phone Number: 239-4756
Cuisine: [WAFFLES]
Review: Tucked behind (and partially within) Bread and Ink Cafe, Waffle Window is so much more than a griddlecake-dispensing fenestration....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1568-the_waffle_window.html
Wayne’s Chicago Red Hots3901 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212-1117
Phone Number: 493-4537
Cuisine: [HOTDOGS]
Review: There’s a reason Chicago has a high rate of obesity: the hot dogs are addictive....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-996-waynes_chicago_red_hots.html
Whiskey Soda Lounge3131 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202-1452
Phone Number: 232-0102
Cuisine: [THAI]
Review: Whiskey Soda Lounge opened in December 2009 as a place to grab a drink during the inevitable 45-minute wait at Pok Pok, but it quickly became that little brother that outshines its older siblings....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3368-whiskey_soda_lounge.html
Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry808 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR 97211-3630
Phone Number: 954-2412
Cuisine: [SWEETS]
Review: Formerly a long-vacant dry-cleaners, this high-ceilinged and light-filled room feels less like a full-blown bakery than it does a homey coffeehouse where one of the owners (Gretchen Glatte) just happens to be churning out cookies, pies and scones in the exposed kitchen....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-3822-woodlawn_coffee_and_pastry.html
Ya Hala8005 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215-2343
Phone Number: 256-4484
Cuisine: [LEBANESE]
Review: Shaped like oversized M&Ms, the pita at Ya Hala comes out of the kitchen in steamy, soft heaps, ready to be dipped in your choice of creamy vegetable or bean paste....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-1185-ya_hala.html
Yoko’s2878 SE Gladstone St.
Portland, OR 97202-3561
Phone Number: 736-9228
Cuisine: [SUSHI]
Review: Your out-of-town guests won’t give you extra points for scenery if you take them to Yoko’s, which is nestled among nondescript bungalows in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-2875-yokos.html
Zell’s, an American Cafe1300 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214-2423
Phone Number: 239-0196
Cuisine: [BRUNCH]
Review: Brunch can be quite the ordeal in Portland....
http://www.wweek.com/portland/view-place-733-zells.html
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