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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
6.6
7.0
$40
Sushi that makes sustainability chic and often delicious

Bamboo Sushi holds the distinction of being the first certified sustainable sushi bar in the world. You won’t find anything from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s red list here. For fans of buttery toro, beefy bluefin, and unagi, it’s time to weigh values against one another. Here, you know that what you order will have been fished responsibly, which also includes treatment of human workers. The freshwater eel industry in Korea, for instance, is riddled with Upton-Sinclairesque worker strife.

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
5.5
$15
It’s not the best, but the salsa bar is a wonder

Impressive Mexican kitchens often occupy humble digs, and La Sirenita is one of the city’s most impressive and most humble.

Entering this cozy space is like walking into a simple family kitchen. Spanish is as welcome as English. The menu is short and sweet; La Sirenita manages to stay focused, unlike the long, meandering, Mexican-American menu at La Bonita, the inferior competitor down Alberta (which nonetheless manages, somehow, to be more popular—ah, the wisdom of the masses).

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