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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
2.9
3.0
$40
Rude service and bad food is only charming when there’s a lovely view of the Mediterranean

Both branches of Eleni’s upscale Greek duo look warm and modern, vaguely suggesting a European bistro, but at 6:30pm on a Thursday, it’s mostly empty. This once-lauded restaurant has had some troubling reviews for a while now, and after a meal here, it’s no wonder.

Assuming the interesting Greek or reliable Oregon wine you order is out of stock (chances look good), your server may bring you one you didn’t ask for and begin to open it without checking with you.… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
7.0
$15
A tiny place serving a tiny menu of biscuit sandwiches of epic proportion and mass appeal

Portland is crazy for Pine State Biscuits, as evidenced by the long lines outside their farmer’s market booth over the years. Even the Esquire food editors have deemed Pine State’s “Reggie Deluxe” one of the best sandwiches in America, a fact that chick-headed goofball Guy Frieri latched on to for his obnoxious Food Network show. But we won’t hold that against them.

This cheery restaurant looks like a piece of treated pine covered in a thick blanket of moss. A retro,… [More]