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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
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8.0
$15
Consume PNDs in a nutty place with a very sound conscience

It’s hard not to like Laughing Planet. It’s like the Pee-Wee Herman of fast-food joints. Each location is uniquely wacky; the business actually has a “Creation Myth,” and it refers to its main product, burritos, as PND (Portable Nutrition Devices).

According to Laughing Planet’s website, the business plan came about when a burrito constellation was beheld in the Southern Sky. Yes, it’s like that. And this sweet playfulness is apparent in the décor, which looks like Frank Zappa’s take on… [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]