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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
7.1
8.5
$25
Some of the city’s best Thai-American dishes in a warm, hip spot

When will the madness end? When will real Thai food be readily available all over the United States?

Because as it is now, there are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country serving legit Thai food to non-Thai customers (Pok Pok being one of them). So Portlanders are lucky. But get out of our little oasis, and head east, say, to Omaha, Nebraska, and you’re totally out of luck.

Part of this green-curry-with-chicken problem is that non-savvy travelers… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
7.0
$20
A tiny, intensely popular spot serving intense flavors on the cheap

Call us persnickety, but we’re always encouraged when a Middle Eastern restaurant doesn’t refer to itself “Mediterranean,” which is a nebulous and often inaccurate cuisine type. It usually refers to the dishes of lands once covered by the southern penumbra of the Ottoman Empire, but it can technically include cuisines that are now totally distinct, like Moroccan, Italian, and Greek.

What these misleadingly named eateries are usually referring to is a menu much like the one at Nicholas, a mostly Lebanese… [More]