1022 SW Morrison St., 227-5521, muccaosteria.com.
[MIGHTY RESTRAINT] It’s no secret
that if you add enough butter and salt to something it’s bound to taste
good. Even grizzled back-of-the-hou
4600 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton, 646-9382.
[SEOUL FOOD] Much like how a mezze
can give you a good sense of the quality of a Lebanese restaurant, you
can tell a lot about a Korean restaurant by the
3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com.
[IMPRESSIONIST CHARDWORK] Natural
Selection likes to make its metaphors plain. Not only on its vegetarian
plates but in the procession of s
10 NE 28th Ave., 232-3555, navarreportland.blogspot.com.
[SIPS AND SMALL PLATES]
Navarre wowed Portland when it opened in 2001, serving Italian-,
French- and Spanish-inspired small plates with fo
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 288-6900, nedluddpdx.com.
[CHOP SHOP] Luddites were
post-industrial gadget haters. It’s no surprise, then, that what this
neo-rustic asylum does best is wh
1937 NW 23rd Place, 719-4599, noisetterestaurant.com.
[NORTHWEST GENTILITY] Portland’s
commitment to keeping it casual leaves little space for crisp, white
tablecloths. At Noisette, not only ar
1401 SE Morrison St., 234-2427, nostrana.com.
[VIVA L’ITALIA] It’s never as hard
to excel as to excel consistently. This is the reason Nostrana
executive chef Cathy Whims has earned five cons
2135 SE Division St., 232-2135, nuestra-cocina.com.
[TODO RECALL] In
Portland’s quirky restaurant scene, you could be forgiven for getting
strange ideas about Nuestra Cocina’s Mole Room. It��
3016 SE 82nd Ave., 771-2299, oceancityportland.com.
[DON’T MAKE WAVES] You’re going to
have to forgive me, but I’ve never been able to learn much about the
food at Ocean City. That’s not
5027 NE 42nd Ave., 971-255-0167, oldsaltpdx.com.
[MEAT PALACE] A stately Cully
pleasure dome for food, Grain & Gristle’s sister spot Old Salt
encompasses a whole-animal butchery, deli, past