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Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Canby Asparagus Farm’s steaming tamales, sold at local farmers markets for more than a decade, have found a permanent home, along with a full Mexi-menu, at this restaurant just south of Sellwood. There are only six tamales on the menu ($6.50, $9.50 with rice and beans), but you can choose from   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The tortillas are made in-house at this Mexi market/taqueria, so tacos ($2) come highly recommended with the usual topping options or cabeza (head) and lengua (tongue). If you want a heal-all-wounds savory soup ($8) order the menudo, birria, caldo de res or pollo. They don’t serve beer or wine   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
No matter the day of the week, Pause is likely hopping with happy diners and, in the early evening, a few vertically challenged types throwing back Shirleys and Roys. You’ve been warned. The Cuban sandwich ($8) layered with pulled pork, house-cured ham and house-pickled zucchini is a favorite.   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Love variety? E’Njoni’s veggie combo ($8.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner) offers okra curry, stewed spinach, lentils in berbere sauce and beet stew if you want it. Inject some meat into your meal with another favorite: hamli wot ($12.95), a spicy sautéed chicken with spinach. Although the    More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Decorated simply with bamboo, Papa G’s is less about style than sustainability. The tempeh Reuben ($5.99) looks tiny but packs a filling punch—a scallion biscuit slapped with vegan Thousand Island dressing and kraut, topped with a meaty wild-rice tempeh burger. The spicy barbecue tofu sa   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Andy Ramos’ restaurant serves mainly lowland Peruvian cuisine—marinated and skewered meats, ceviche, meat and vegetable sautées. The steamy and tasty, powdered-sugar-dusted empanadas ($4.50) are filled with a blend of ground beef, peas, carrots and onions, and fried until golden.    More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Radio Room

This bar’s broadcasts are loud and getting clearer.


Food Reviews & Stories
Open since last summer on Northeast Alberta Street, Radio Room, designed by Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects (the big guns behind Hotel Lucia and 50 Plates), stands out. The former 1949 Texaco gas ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 LIZ CRAIN

Blue Pig Cafe

Beef. All day every day.


Food Reviews & Stories
On Memorial Day weekend, a Portland pig was born—Blue Pig Cafe on Southeast Division Street. Owners Jay Azevedo and Mike Garofalo, who became friends while working at Southeast’s Artemis F ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

The Credo Of Evoe

At Kevin Gibson’s new kitchen, simple means delicious.


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, Ke ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 LIZ CRAIN

Peru View

Nasca serves traditional eats, minus the guinea pig.


Food Reviews & Stories
Andy Ramos doesn’t serve guinea pig. Not that he doesn’t want to. The co-owner of Northeast Sandy Boulevard’s new Peruvian restaurant, Nasca, says he checked with the health departme ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 LIZ CRAIN
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