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Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Classical music, framed art and traditional fare make John Street Cafe a reliable, unassuming North Portland destination for daylight dining. Breakfast doesn’t veer far from bacon and eggs ($9.25) or oatmeal ($5) and pancakes ($4.50-$5.75), and lunch is stacked with salads and sandwiches, but    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
You want noodle-sticking red sauce, meatballs that could do double duty as slingshot ammo and freely flowing wine at a price you won’t think twice about? It’s all here, from the “Hi, how are ya?” at the door to the kitschy cobblestone-villa decor. This old-school St. Johns sp   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Here’s what we really love about Pizza-A-Go-Go: the mod pizzeria always has several by-the-slice options ($2.50-$3.50), vegan- and veggie-friendly included, so it’s a great place to eat alone or with a group. There’s also a well-stocked newspaper/magazine pile, loud music and sever   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
At the beginning of 2007 the Dibabu family took over the space next door to their unassuming restaurant, and the small, spartan dining room, home to some of the tastiest Ethiopian food in Portland, now includes a candlelit bar, as well. The menu remains the same—short and to the point—an   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
South Waterfront needs a little character. Not just the kind you build with a multimillion-dollar aerial tram, but the kind that comes with dents and dings—a little tarnish on all that newly minted shine. Unfortunately, Bambuza Vietnam Bistro, located on the lower level of the towering John Ro   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Evan Dohrmann and Ali Jepson got the idea for their recently opened St. Johns outpost when they met the cafe of their dreams in South Island, New Zealand. Their tiny breakfast and lunch spot, with five tables and a window bar in addition to a couple of sidewalk tables and a bike-thru window, packs a   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
When you walk into Sonya Damtew’s red, yellow and green cafe, the first thing you’ll notice is the traditional coffee-ceremony area, strewn with animal hides, carved stools and, often, sweetly smoking sticks of incense from the ceremonies, which E’Njoni holds every day from 4 to 6    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
The menu at this new venture by the original owners of the Delta Cafe (4607 SE Woodstock Blvd., 771-3101) has most of the Cajun- and Creole-smacked Southern specialties you’d expect—like black-eyed pea fritters ($5), fried chicken ($12) and shrimp creole ($12). The food is Texas-sized,    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
When you’re scarfing down a plate of Evoe’s sautéed Padrón peppers, look out—the next one you pop in your mouth might bite back. The new Hawthorne spot’s chef, Kevin Gibson, says every once in a while one of the typically mild Padrón ($6 a plate), blister   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Although some Portlanders see a dark shadow over the newly opened Belly, which resides on the corner of Northeast Fremont Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the same space as the short-lived and stigmatized Terroir, the restaurant is as earnest and promising as they come. Belly chef-owne   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 LIZ CRAIN
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