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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
9.5
$60
A versatile, fun place for good bistro fare and a brilliant beer selection

Higgins is an absolute Portland classic—it’s really fun, with a warmly lit interior that aptly walks the line between old-school and old-man. Which, when you think about it, is quite a feat. The dining room bustles with energy, but we prefer the bar in the other room (which serves a bar menu in addition to the regular restaurant menu) because it’s so unabashedly time-warpy. A pressed-tin ceiling holds up mahogany-paneled walls (or dusty green, in the other room), and large… [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]