Despite the steady flow of high-end Mexican food pushing into other ’hoods, perfectly acidic margaritas and some of the most consistently excellent corn tortillas in town help Nuestra Cocina maintain its all-star status.
Vegetarian Thai eatery Kati has wowed us with bold flavors, bright colors and fun snacks like wrap-em-yourself betel leaves with roasted coconut, ginger, lime and palm sugar syrup.
Friends do not let Mexican friends in Portland eat carne asada or al pastor, two taco meats that fall embarrassingly short of the native versions.
Nuestra Cocina means “our kitchen,” and it actually feels like a family kitchen, with a big patio, Mexican tile tabletops and stacks of warm housemade corn tortillas.
Over the years, Division Street has developed and changed with the rest of the city, but it still maintains a beloved sense of Northwest quirk and a dedication to local tradition while having become the epicenter of Portland’s restaurant culture
Some of the most contentious debates we’ve ever had about food in this city have involved ¿Por Qué No?, Xico and Taqueria Nueve.
Frogtown Tacos is a gift to Northwest Portland.