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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
5.2
5.5
$10
Sort-of-healthy fast food with a sort-of-healthier conscience

A sustainable and local fast food chain that uses seasonal ingredients? Only in the Pacific Northwest. There are about 40 locations from here to Vancouver, but aside from philosophy (which, admittedly, holds a lot of weight these days), we can’t figure out what’s making them so popular. The burgers are fine, but they’re nothing to rave about. There are some unexpected, unusual items like an asparagus sandwich, and fresh berry shakes are good, but they don’t stand out that much… [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]