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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.1
6.0
$25
Friends don‘t let friends order General Tso’s from a place this authentic

This mostly Cantonese restaurant is kind of like the unassuming version of Wong’s King—it sort of looks like it was a Baker’s Square or Marie Callender’s at one point. Fuchsia tablecloths give it a distinctly grandmotherish appeal. Shenzhen has seafood tanks, but they don’t inspire as much confidence as some. They’re dark and glum, implying that the seafood within is suffering from some sort of stress-related malady.

But be not afraid, this place serves delicious, authentic dishes, of which you… [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]