407 NW 17th Ave., 227-8000, fishsaucepdx.com.
[EAST MEETS WEST SIDE] In a gauzy
dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a
dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where eve
2832 SE Belmont St., 238-1464, genoarestaurant.com.
[JAKE’S FAMOUS HALIBUT] The
entrance to deeply old-school, old-money Genoa looks like the truncated
lobby of a hotel, and beyond black curtai
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com.
[SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect
place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his
business. Granted, you have to lure the i
1473 NE Prescott St., 298-5007, grainandgristle.com.
[STARTER CHARCUTERIE] Grain &
Gristle is straight from central casting. You’ll know you’re in the
archetypical Northwest gastropub jus
2738 SE 82nd Ave., No. 102, 772-0103.
[HAVE A SOUPER WEEK] With two
soups daily and a supply that runs out when this family-run
establishment sells out—often before noon, especially on weekends
1239 SW Broadway, 222-9070, higginsportland.com.
Every two years, computers double in power while dropping in cost. The
restaurant world’s evolution isn’t quite so speedy, but it
4246 SE Belmont St., 971-279-2161, hokuseisushi.com.
[SHISO FINERY] Don’t let its
unlikely location, next door to the bastardized Teppanyaki tables of
Slappy Cakes, fool you into thinking you��
701 NW 13th Ave., 343-9440, irvingstreetkitchen.com.
[DIXIELAND SNAZZ] With its
indoor-outdoor seating and brown butcher paper laid atop white linen,
the Southern-accented Irving Street Kitchen b
1038 SW Stark St., 222-3354, kennyandzukes.com.
[BRISK BUSINESS] For my money,
nobody in town does better brisket than Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen.
Kenny’s killer pastrami starts with lea
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com.
[WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed
wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table
restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem