1. Flying Fish Co.
Nothing's better when the spring sun hits than a trip to the light-filled Flying Fish oyster counter: Last visit saw a meaty pink clam and nine varietals of oysters, some entirely new to us and all delicious.
2. Pot N Spicy
Pot N Spicy offers more skewers than you've ever seen. Get your quail egg, calamari or seaweed skewer deep-fried in potato starch with gochujang, then get a lotus-root salad.
The former Fukami chef's new Hawthorne sushi spot is a corker—
with some of the best Edo-style fish and rice in Portland.
At Culmination Brewing every Monday, chef Deepak Kaul serves Kashmiri dishes you won't find anywhere else in town—including splendid greens and kohlrabi.
5. Bamboo Sushi
All of March, the Southeast Bamboo Sushi is serving brunch, with kimchi fried-chicken waffles, smoked trout and a bloody mary with octopus-tentacle garnish.