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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.4
7.0
$20
Sincerity and gratitude fill this microscopic handmade-noodle shop

Du Kuh Bee means “lucky” in Korean. You’re lucky to be here, yes, but the owner and chef also acts lucky to be doing what he so obviously loves to do. This feeling of gratitude and sincerity is in every dish, both those from his Chinese heritage and those devoted to his Korean-cooking passion.

It’s most apparent when you sit at the bar (really, the only place to sit) and watch him hand cut and stretch noodles, performing feats of… [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]