1632 NW Thurman St., 894-8136, olympicprovisions.com.
[MEATY MEAT] Salt and meat go
together like Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton on “Islands in the Stream.”
Olympic Provisions knows this, and
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com.
[BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east
side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west
side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 284-3366, oxpdx.com.
[SOUTH AMERICAN STEAKS] Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard is burning. The scent of fire still wafts from
the embers of the Monroe Apartme
231 NW 11th Ave., 227-2421, theparishpdx.com.
[PEARL OYSTERS] Tobias Hogan and
Ethan Powell deserve a lot of credit for abstaining from all the
available puns when they opened an oyster bar in th
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com.
For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse.
Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr
6236 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-2990, phoansandy.com.
[PHO REAL] Despite its
mustard-yellow paint and cartoonish taco-shop roof, Pho An goes easily
unnoticed among many rundown establishments on Northea
2518 NE 82nd Ave., 262-8816.
[PHO OUT] With its antiseptic,
cafeteria-style atmosphere reminiscent of a big-city Chinatown, Pho
Oregon is a world away from the precious chalkboards and decorative
1129 NW Johnson St., 478-0619, piazzaportland.com.
[ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB] “Piazza”
loosely translates as “plaza” but, in the case of Piazza Italia, it’s
more like “community center.�
1625 NE Killingsworth St., 281-3700, podnahspit.com.
[BEST BARBECUE] Podnah’s is the
classic case of a neighborhood joint made good. Now firmly ensconced in
their large, airy space in North Por
3226 SE Division St., 232-1387, pokpokpdx.com.
[THAI HARDEST] If Pok Pok head
chef Andy Ricker really is the “chicken wing messiah” that Eater NY
dubbed him when he began proselytizing on the