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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
7.3
9.5
$45
An old establishment that’s full of charm, but not full of culinary genius

This is...ahem...a verit...okay, a very difficult restaurant to write about. In fact, it is one of Portland’s most difficult. We say this because there is so very much to like about the place. In the front of the narrow old building, full of quirk and creak, is one of the city’s most enjoyable pubs. Exposed brick isn’t “found”; it’s been here all along. The fans, suspended from the high, cheery wooden ceilings, spin in a gracious Creole sort of way.

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
4.5
$15
Great pho and other Vietnamese delights served in a modest relic of a dying strip-mall era

Firing on all cylinders in this ex-fast food spot in the middle of a 1950s suburban strip of Sandy Boulevard is Pho An Sandy. The shape of this straw-colored building suggests it may very well have been a Pizza Hut long ago, but now it reminds us a little of the Lego version of Angkor Wat. Call it guilt by association. Inside, it’s every bit as humble as you’d expect a pho place to be, with slurping audible throughout. Service… [More]