1. Chin's Kitchen

4132 NE Broadway, 503-281-1203, chinschinesekitchen.com. $-$$.

Chin's added new dishes at the lunar new year, including a mind-shatteringly good pork-stuffed sweet-and-sour eggplant.

2. Kee's Loaded Kitchen

4709 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 503-516-2078, facebook.com/KeesLoadedKitchen. $.

Loaded is pure homestyle soul, from wings to ribs to banana custard. Check the menu on Facebook on Thursday to Sunday, then get there before it sells out.

3. Nimblefish

1524 SE 20th Ave., 503-719-4064, nimblefishpdx.com. $$$.

(CJ Montserrat)
(CJ Montserrat)

The former Fukami chef's new Hawthorne sushi spot is a corker—with some of the best Edo-style fish and rice you can expect in Portland.

4. Bhuna

Mondays at Culmination, 2117 NE Oregon St., 971-254-9114, facebook.com/bhunarestaurant. $$.

(All photos courtesy of Bhuna)
(All photos courtesy of Bhuna)

At Culmination Brewing every Monday, chef Deepak Kaul serves Kashmiri dishes you won't find anywhere else in town—including truly splendid greens and kohlrabi.

5. Bamboo Sushi

310 SE 28th Ave., 503-232-5255, bamboosushi.com. $$-$$$.

Photo: Nashco
Photo: Nashco

All of March, the Southeast Bamboo Sushi brings brunch, with kimchi fried-chicken waffles, smoked trout and a bloody mary with octopus-tentacle garnish.