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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
6.4
9.0
$70
A wayfaring menu and stunning views that are more dizzying at full price

Three words: view, view, view. People love it, they come for it, they pay a premium for it. Portland City Grill is perched on the top floor of the US Bancorp Tower, or “Big Pink,” named for its pink granite exterior. From here, you can see the entire city and the Cascades. Only the Wells Fargo Building is taller, by ten feet.

Thanks to the view, this restaurant is intensely popular during happy hour, with a somewhat egalitarian cross-section of… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
5.0
$15
A hidden gem whose authentic stews and noodle dishes are as transportive as the strange digs

Formerly known as Umma’s, Spring Restaurant is the Holy Grail of gastroventurists, that ultimate hidden gem concealed inside an Asian supermarket. This Korean dive is in a humble alcove at the top of Pal-do market, staffed by fairly crabby folks who might prefer watching their TV show to making your dining experience all you dreamed of. If you catch them on a good day, though, they might hover over you, showing you how to mix and match certain sauces and… [More]