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The Garbanzo Gauntlet

Cedo's makes the best falafel in town.


Food Reviews & Stories
“We felt sorry for Portlanders because they don’t have good falafel,” says the tall, trim man with a smile. “So we had to come here.” That’s Sam Hazza, a Palestine native who moved   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Bull In a China Shop

Who pays $22 for Yin-Yang Shrimp?


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A dish called Dragonwell Lionhead summons imagery straight outta Game of Thrones: writhing lizards hatching from the skulls of your enemies doused in Sriracha—or something like that. Part of the   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 AARON MESH

There’s a Bowl For That

Boke Bowl is a polished, pragmatic take on ramen.


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With its clean lines, design-conscious self-branding and techy iconography, Boke Bowl’s interior looks more than anything like an Apple store.   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fizz Without Buzz


Food Reviews & Stories
If I wanted to get rich and famous in Portland, I’d open an old-timey soda fountain. I’d call it Dr. Pickwick’s Tonics & Elixirs. I’d fill it with vintage pharmacy bottles and old pa   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Warm and Koozie

Smokehouse 21 isn't Podnah's. But the pork is great.


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The koozies are genius. There’s something inexplicably decadent and wonderful about a restaurant offering a cushy foam barrier to keep your beer cold and your hand warm. Sipping $2 cans of PBR f   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mi Mero Mole

Nick Zukin is your new Mexican grandmother.


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The aroma inside Mi Mero Mole is like entering the kitchen of a Mexican grandmother—a heavenly blend of freshly made corn tortillas and simmering spices. She would insist you stay for dinner and   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Turning Japanese

Love Via Crepes fills its crepes with love (and wasabi mayo).


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Crepes are not something one associates with Japan, but, as a placard on the wall at Love Via Crepes compendiously informs us, it is a street food that traveled the oceans a century back. And li   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Schmear Apparent

We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them?


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Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Las Primas

Peruvian sandwiches, punched up.


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In most every language, “sandwich” is a synonym for delicious. Case in point, Las Primas, a new Peruvian joint on North Williams Avenue next to the Box Social, which ditches ceviche for stre   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Pho Huy

Lean meat, phat flavor.


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That a great bowl of pho need not be all gizzards and tail is blasphemy to some. So call mine the ignorant opinion of a margarine-raised Midwesterner, but I like really nice, clean shaves of nea   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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