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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
3.7
9.5
$35
Don’t come for the blah attempts at down-home cuisine—come because you can

Le Bistro Montage claims that it’s a “one of a kind place where, when you step in the door, you’re not quite sure where you are. Its quirky décor, including huge paintings, a poster pulled off the Berlin Wall, decadent fresh flowers, tin cans pounded into the floor, and long, linen-covered tables, creates an atmosphere that draws all types and guarantees a great time.” Well, they’re on the money there; we have no clue what they’re going for. And we… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
5.5
$20
A simpler-than-simple, barely-English-speaking find that serves up soondae without pretense

Country Korean Restaurant is a trip. The service is hilariously indifferent, yet endearing. They mean well, but they’ll watch Korean TV instead of checking on your table. Almost no English is spoken here, and the only décor consists of posters of scantily clad Korean women and a TV which was, on one visit, tuned to an informative medical show about gout and varicose veins. Gilt Club this is not.

What it is, then, is delicious, authentically made Korean food that’s available… [More]