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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
3.5
$10
Meat by the pound in a less-than-charming, gritty space

We’re willing to bet that you don’t know about this place. If you do, we tip our caps to you. It’s little more than a sleazily labeled storefront along a particularly gritty stretch of the 82nd Avenue area that has, in recent decades, turned into Portland’s legit Chinatown.

The Chinese have always had a penchant for purveying the most delicious things in places where you’d least expect them—from rickety roadside carts, in blank banquet halls, beneath seamy thickets of urbanity. And… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
8.0
$15
Look beyond the stark, modern space for a timeless warmth from the hearth

The Pacific Northwest coffeeshop is an image burned deep in the minds of people everywhere (wherever Singles was released, anyway). It’s hard not to think of concrete floors that are strewn with papers, threadbare couches you don’t want to inspect too closely, skinny and beautiful baristas, and the sound of grinding beans and sizzling foam wands absorbed by an endless array of local art mounted on exposed brick walls.

Although Little T is more of a bakery than a coffeeshop, it… [More]