1473 NE Prescott St., 298-5007, grainandgristle.com.
[STARTER CHARCUTERIE] Grain &
Gristle is straight from central casting. You’ll know you’re in the
archetypical Northwest gastropub jus
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com.
[SEEING RED] Gino’s is the perfect
place for a hit: a small family place, good food, everyone minds his
business. Granted, you have to lure the i
407 NW 17th Ave., 227-8000, fishsaucepdx.com.
[EAST MEETS WEST SIDE] In a gauzy
dream sequence, I am beckoned to a remote area of town to check out a
dingy, under-the-radar ethnic joint where eve
711 NE Dekum St., 954-1702, firehousepdx.com.
[LADDER UP] The firemen in the
black-and-white photos hanging on the dining-room wall of this Woodlawn
neighborhood restaurant—taken back when “f
3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 232-1010, pastaworks.com.
[IBERIAN BITES] There’s something
about Evoe’s location—which used to be a tapas restaurant, and then
wasn’t, but kind of is again—I��
300 N Killingsworth St., 285-4867, enatguada.com.
[GREAT GOOP] The thing with
Ethiopian restaurants is they all serve the same basic lineup of
dishes—the red lentil thing, the yellow lentil thi
112 NW 9th Ave., 227-2158, elenisrestaurant.com.
[GREEK CHIC] With a menu that
reads like a Homeric epic, Eleni’s offers some form of every Greek dish
you have ever heard of—and many yo
48 NE Division St., Gresham, 491-0323, elinkarestaurant.com.
[LOS POLLOS HERMANOS] Shoved away
in a nondescript strip mall alongside a greasy Mexican joint and a
party-supply store, Pollos a la B
5519 NE 30th Ave., 946-8592, docpdx.com.
[IMBARAZZANTE CIAO] DOC’s
foyer/kitchen leaves a strong impression. You arrive into the chaos of a
galley in the middle of service. It looks like a coho
12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734.
[PAN-KOREAN] There are times when I
think life in Beaverton ain’t so bad. By “times,” I mean “meals at one
of the stellar Korean restaurants.”