The food: New Orleansâ Cafe Du Monde
Other dishes considered and rejected: Choosing a single dish from a state that originated entire cuisines is tricky, but other staples arenât hard to find. See: jambalaya, boiled crawfish, etouffee, gumbo, hurricanes, Popeyes.
Get it from: Several places around town serve beignets, from the complimentary ones at Cherylâs on 12th
Click on the map to see each state's distinctive food and where to get it in Portland.