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Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
As far as reputations go, Northeast Alberta Street's got the lock on "funky." Like it or not, lots of the shops and restaurants along this boulevard fit the bill-including Thai Noon. The approach to Thai cuisine is as reliably perky and colorful (try the peppered garlic dish with beef for a taste of   More
 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
There are 14 variations on the traditional Vietnamese pork sandwich here, and two of the best-lemongrass beef ($2.75) and sweet-chili chicken ($2.50)-don't even have pork in them. The thinly sliced meats, paired with julienned veggies, sweet-chili and sirachi sauces, are wrapped in a French roll. Al   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe it's the kitschy decor or those 40-ounce beers served tableside in a bucket of ice. Whatever it is, it's hard not to think of this Woodstock neighborhood favorite-and its too-cute staff-as lovable. The food here is strictly Southern: The best of it includes hush puppies ($3), fried chicken ($9   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Inside this day-glo storefront, a friendly staff serves up breakfast and lunch to loyal locals. On the weekend mornings, they come for the Detour's extra-special egg cookery and stay for the piping-hot Stumptown brew. Here, egg dishes like the gigantic three-egg frittata ($6.75) are first scrambled    More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Use the weekend wait time to scour not only an enormous breakfast menu but also the largest collection of antique gravy boats this side of Sellwood. Don't miss one of Gravy's instant classics, the fried-egg sandwich ($6.75-$7.75), a beast stuffed with yummies like saut�ed peppers, garlic and provo   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Smack dab in the middle of Portland's own "indie-rock block" lies the greatest (and tiniest) DIY deli in the city. You'll find art dealers, hipsters, Powell's employees and one hell of an eclectic menu at Half and Half come lunchtime. And it's no wonder-with a chicken-salad sandwich spiked with drie   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Kim B. Colton

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Great China ditches table service for an all-you-can-eat spread ($6.75 lunch, $8.95 dinner on weekdays). All the usual suspects are offered-standouts include perfectly crisp and flavored green beans and that naughty deep-fried treat, General You-Know-Who's chicken. Dim sum choices-dumplings and lots   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Kim B. Colton
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