1129 NW Johnson St., 478-0619, piazzaportland.com.
[ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB] “Piazza”
loosely translates as “plaza” but, in the case of Piazza Italia, it’s
more like “community center.�
2518 NE 82nd Ave., 262-8816.
[PHO OUT] With its antiseptic,
cafeteria-style atmosphere reminiscent of a big-city Chinatown, Pho
Oregon is a world away from the precious chalkboards and decorative
6236 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-2990, phoansandy.com.
[PHO REAL] Despite its
mustard-yellow paint and cartoonish taco-shop roof, Pho An goes easily
unnoticed among many rundown establishments on Northea
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com.
For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse.
Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr
231 NW 11th Ave., 227-2421, theparishpdx.com.
[PEARL OYSTERS] Tobias Hogan and
Ethan Powell deserve a lot of credit for abstaining from all the
available puns when they opened an oyster bar in th
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com.
[BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east
side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west
side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea
1632 NW Thurman St., 894-8136, olympicprovisions.com.
[MEATY MEAT] Salt and meat go
together like Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton on “Islands in the Stream.”
Olympic Provisions knows this, and
5027 NE 42nd Ave., 971-255-0167, oldsaltpdx.com.
[MEAT PALACE] A stately Cully
pleasure dome for food, Grain & Gristle’s sister spot Old Salt
encompasses a whole-animal butchery, deli, past
3016 SE 82nd Ave., 771-2299, oceancityportland.com.
[DON’T MAKE WAVES] You’re going to
have to forgive me, but I’ve never been able to learn much about the
food at Ocean City. That’s not
2135 SE Division St., 232-2135, nuestra-cocina.com.
[TODO RECALL] In
Portland’s quirky restaurant scene, you could be forgiven for getting
strange ideas about Nuestra Cocina’s Mole Room. It��