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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
4.7
7.5
$15
A longtime standby for breakfast that brings at least one new thing to the table: Cholula

Cup & Saucer has a cadre of cute cafés, spread throughout the north and east of Portland, each with its own distinct neighborhood feeling. The Denver location sports a clean-cut, modern, and somewhat boring corporate-y vibe; but the Hawthorne shop gets funky with brick, lotus-flower murals, and citrus-colored walls. The location up by Alberta is forest green, with plants and mismatched chairs, looking quite hippie to fit in with this area aesthetic.

These are simple café menus, so there’s not much… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
5.0
$20
Don’t be fooled by the humble strip-mall digs—this is a real pork palace

This little Beaverton gem is barely recognizable as a restaurant; there’s hardly a word printed in English on the sign. Its full name is Jang Choong Dong Wang Jok Bal, which translates roughly to “Jang Choong Dong’s Pig Hock Palace.” We understand shortening it to JCD, but to us, it will always be “Pig Hock Palace.”

Upon arrival, you will surely think you’re at the wrong place; the restaurant is sandwiched between a video store and an extremely odd sushi joint,… [More]