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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
6.2
8.5
$40
An inviting patio and a creative menu that sometimes translates to the plate

Equinox is one of those places people are loath to criticize. We suspect that the reason is the patio; it’s spacious, with lots of tables, each with its own colorful umbrella. In cold weather, there are plenty of gas heaters and warm flagstones under your feet to reflect the heat of the day as the light wanes. It’s one of the best outdoor dining spaces in Portland. The inside of the restaurant is pretty nice, too. One entire side opens… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
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]