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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
7.0
$25
A reasonably priced feast for all the -vores that may not bore (but little more)

This Northwest mini-chain exceeds some expectations of Indian-restaurant atmosphere and vibe, and just yaws around others. The glossy hardwood floors and exposed brick give it a bit of character, and the sans-serif menu font is avant-garde (not literally). But the office-style ceilings and big parking lot in front make the place feel suburban and a bit corporate. Try to avoid getting stuck in the expansive room in back; it’s like a dungeon. Service is fine, but it seems as if… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
3.5
$10
Meat by the pound in a less-than-charming, gritty space

We’re willing to bet that you don’t know about this place. If you do, we tip our caps to you. It’s little more than a sleazily labeled storefront along a particularly gritty stretch of the 82nd Avenue area that has, in recent decades, turned into Portland’s legit Chinatown.

The Chinese have always had a penchant for purveying the most delicious things in places where you’d least expect them—from rickety roadside carts, in blank banquet halls, beneath seamy thickets of urbanity. And… [More]