1314 NW Glisan St., 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com.
[EDIBLE ANDES] Andina’s massive
menu charts the course of contemporary Peruvian cuisine. It starts
somewhere in Madrid’s basement taverns,
105 NE 4th Ave., Hillsboro, 615-0191, ameliasmexicanrestaurant.com.
[MEJICANO MAGNIFICO] If you wander
blindly into Hillsboro looking for great Mexican food, you’re likely to
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-1286, apizzascholls.com.
[THE BEST PIZZA] Apizza Scholls
makes platter-sized discs of dough topped with bright sauce, gooey
cheese and an understated dash of toppings
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com.
[PORTLANDIA ALLA RUSTICA] Duane
Sorenson’s ode to Italy (and, apparently, to his daughter, Ava) is a
lovely, hearth-cooked affair of comfort wr
1733 NE Alberta St., 287-2400, aviarypdx.com.
[JOY OF FLIGHT] The 2011 fire that
clipped the wings of this fast-ascending Northeast Portland gem is now a
bad and distant memory. The three-headed
836 NW 23rd Ave., 971-229-1925; 310 SE 28th Ave., 232-5255; bamboosushi.com.
[GUILT-FREE SUSHI] As the first
certified-sustainable sushi restaurant in the world, Bamboo accompanies
its bill with
8307 N Ivanhoe St., 285-4839, facebook.com/baowrystjohns.
[BAO CHICKA BAO BAO] The Baowry, a
charmingly domestic former hovel in St. Johns, recalls a vacationer’s
eatery in a picturesque riverf
2138 SE Division St., 517-0808, baravignon.com.
[WELL SUITED] Sometimes I like to
imagine myself wearing a pantsuit and having a job that pays well enough
to regularly order $20 entrees on a rand
3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 477-5266, bardobre.com.
[POLE POSITION] With its
deep-toned wood panels, framed mirrors and cast-iron chandelier, the
homey Bar Dobre is the front room of your alcoholic
5425 NE 30th Ave., 841-6968, beastpdx.com.
[SAME OLD SHOW] The problem with
Beast is one anybody should be so lucky to have. Everything that
chef/owner Naomi Pomeroy plates in her 24-seat C