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Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Named for Ireland’s southernmost county, this pub aspires more to quaint Celtic village camaraderie than hooligan rowdiness. With only beer and wine on offer and last call at midnight, County Cork draws a mellow, fleece-clad crowd of thirty- and fortysomethings, who at their wildest stomp alon   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith

Cheap Eats 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
“All I’m soliciting is a short stack ($4.50), officer. No sir, that’s not perv code. Hotcakes. Yeah, you’re right, that sounds a little dirty, too. Pancakes, that is.” Open 24 hours a day, the Original Hotcake House gives you more than just an alibi for prowling Southea   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Apparently, the Sake Bomb is not the traditional way to partake of Japan’s signature rice wine. That precise and delicate ceremony—shot of sake, pint of Sapporo, splash, chug—is an entirely American invention. Who knew? For a more nuanced and traditional sake experience, duck into    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
To the right kind of eyes, no more enticing pair of words can be printed on a menu than “beef heart.” There’s a savage appeal to ingesting a bloody symbol of another animal’s vitality, which by its very name seems so much closer to the lusty, violent truth of carnivorousness    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Like many of this city’s best Asian restaurants, a meal at Lucky Strike entailed a trek to the gritty fringes of Portland. Central-city foodies deemed its chile-laden Szechuan delicacies worth a drive through the crucible of strip malls and payday lenders to Southeast 123rd Avenue and Powell B   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith


Food Reviews & Stories
“Happy Hour All Day,” proclaims a chalkboard suspended above a window looking into Fats’ kitchen. Take heed of this message and you’ll enjoy your time at this glass-paned Northeast Portland Brit pub. That’s because Fats’ “Happy Hour” menu is not ti   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith


Food Reviews & Stories
Brother Bob pioneered this pod, his adorably tacky cart standing lonely guard at the lot in the dreary days of winter, wind whipping its banners and whitewashed lattice façade. So it’s a sad truth that every other cart that’s moved in since has eclipsed the little bakery. With a r   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith


Food Reviews & Stories
This pastel-painted cart is the highlight of Refuel Station North, both for its flavors and originality. Arepas are the specialty here. Somewhere between a tortilla and cornbread, they’re fried, split in half and filled with, for instance, cumin-coconut shredded pork. Paired with an empanada f   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith


Food Reviews & Stories
Fresh-cut cilantro sprouts from a glass of water on the counter of this rolling taqueria. The bouquet is indicative of the fresh ingredients that set El Rancho apart from your average taco truck. Solid, hefty burritos and tacos are certainly worth ordering (the fish tacos in particular are crisp and   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith


Food Reviews & Stories
Anchoring Refuel Station North is Pizza Depokos, which is not technically a cart at all, having taken up residence, along with its wood-fired oven, in the property’s converted gas station and garage. But it’s all semantics, considering Depokos’ limited space and minimalist kitchen    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Ethan Smith
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