1. Tails and Trotters
Tails and Trotters rose from the ashes of a business-closing fire—serving the city's best ham in both sandwiches and savory daily soups.
2. Poison's Rainbow
The Ranch Pizza served at Isaac Brock's bar is thick, luscious, sweet-sauced, savory and way cheaper than you'd expect. Get the "#4."
3. Mathilde's Kitchen
7238 SE Foster Road, 503-957-6184. $.
Mathilde Aurelien-Wilson serves Haitian food the way her mother used to make it, including divine oxtail stew.
4. Red Sauce
The $14 calzones at Red Sauce are satisfyingly enormous—with great red sauce and four kinds of cheese.
5. 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.