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Cheap Eats 2011: Tani's Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar


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For a neighborhood in proximity to a college, Woodstock falls short in the restaurant department. Reedies looking to do better than Delta Cafe have to hoof it all the way up to Southeast 48th Avenue   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Ate-Oh-Ate


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This Hawaiian fast-food joint is an homage to co-owner Benjamin Dyer’s childhood in Kona, and also something of a parody. The name is a pun (Hawaii’s area code is 808), the website is intentiona   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Beijing Hot Pot


Food Reviews & Stories
Unlike the all-you-can eat buffet and great simmering bowls of downtown’s Taiwanese-style Hot Pot City (see page 19), Beijing Hot Pot is a communal affair: A bowl of broth is placed in the center   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Best Baguette


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Portland’s only Vietnamese sandwich drive-thru recently added Koi Fusion-inspired Viet tacos to the menu (three for $5), but don’t order them—they’re a trap; mediocre fillings on lousy torti   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: The Globe


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Ever since it underwent an extensive remodel in 2005, this striped building has played host to bad ideas. First a waffle-centric diner, then a Lebanese restaurant that served cheesesteaks died here.   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Jade Teahouse


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Lucy and April Eklund’s airy Sellwood cafe offers dozens of teas from around the world and enormous platters of Thai and Vietnamese standards. The restaurant is unusual for the neighborhood in tha   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Little Big Burger


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Micah Camden, the seemingly tireless chef who has in the past five years had a hand in the openings of Yakuza, Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast, DOC and Fats, is often described as having a “restaurant emp   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Pho Oregon


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Off-white and rust-streaked outside, mottled purple and Denny’s-esque in, Pho Hung is, by all appearances, another Southeast Powell Boulevard eatery to drive by. If you do stop to eat at this pho    More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Cheap Eats 2011: Pollos a la Brasa El Inka


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Why drive all the way to Gresham for some roast chicken? Because this chicken, crisp-skinned and rubbed with garlic and mysterious green spices, is roasted in a wood-fired brick rotisserie oven as b   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Artless Alleyway

Foster Alley Mural

 There's nothing really egregious about this alley, between two buildings on Southeast Foster Road at 66th Avenue. This part of the city is full of narrow, muddy, unpaved alleys leading nowhere in particular. But this particular alley is the scene of a crime. No, not the tagging—that's just asshattery. What happened here is far worse.In 1999, an artists named Becky Bristol painted a pair of...   More
 
Friday, March 4, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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