Pho Oregon's huge dining room is filled with the taste of broth. Its pho ($9.45-$10.95) is some of the best in town, long popular with the Portland foodie crowd. The menu is also thick with traditional Vietnamese dishes, like com bo kho ($11.45), a fatty, succulent beef in a broth with salt-and-pepper rice that's worth branching out for.

GO: 2518 NE 82nd Ave., 503-262-8816,, 9 am-8 pm daily