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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
5.3
7.5
$15
Now eating vegan can be grungy cool instead of frumpy hippie

We don’t know if this Old Town bar is cooler than you, dear reader, but it’s definitely way cooler than us. The joint is like a grungy biker bar...but a grungy biker bar Portland-style, which means vegan, indie-emo-rocker, cutting-edge cool. A DJ station sits prominently in the middle of the main bar area, pumping everything from hip-hop to loud scenester jams to the Beatles. Every inch of the bathrooms, and the corridor leading up to them, is lined with graffiti.… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$15
The best Chinese restaurants are next to impossible to find—and this is no exception

Look under the industrial awning of a little terra-cotta-colored building for the small neon sign in the window: Powell’s Seafood House. It’s easy to miss but it would be a shame to. This little gem is totally underrated—mostly because it’s undervisited.

Which works out for you, the diner, as there isn’t often a wait, the servers have time to be warm and speedy, and watching them buzz around adds to the simple room décor.

There won’t be much in the way of… [More]