3113 SE Division St. (inside Block and Tackle), 232-1566, roe-pdx.com.
[WHERE MY FISHES AT] When I first
arrived in Portland, I asked the same thing everyone asks. Where’s the
great seafood? We
3384 SE Division St., 236-3573, pokpoksenyai.com.
[NOODLE ON] Sen Yai noodle house
exists because of a coconut shortage. Andy Ricker originally planned to
put a curry-centric restaurant in the fo
3810 SE Division St., 841-5527, shigezo-pdx.com.
[NOODLE BAR] Izakayas look and act like Restrantus but they are, taxonomically, Tavernus.
That is, the Japanese-style late-night noodle-and-booze sh
2625 SE 21st Ave., 971-255-0292, soksabbai.com.
[KHMER HERE] Portland’s only
exclusively Cambodian restaurant—others serve Cambodian along with Thai
and/or Vietnamese—was spawned from a foo
3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-3277, tarboushbistro.com.
[PITA POW] If you’re in the
Lebanese restaurant game—a dozen or so places in Portland are—you should
nail your pita. Those puffs are a
1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com.
[HAPPY 21ST] Wildwood is a refuge
of sorts. These blocks of Northwest 21st Avenue feel Pearlier by the
moment, the influx of new condos in the
3715 SE Division St., 548-6343, xicopdx.com.
[SCOUTING REPORT] In sports they’d
say Xico has “big upside.” A year after opening, this loft of Mexican
comfort food as delivered from Or
Looking at the future of Southeast Division Street
Division Street is home to our Restaurant of the Year,
runner-up and five other picks in this guide. Seemingly every old
business on Division is being converted into a trendy restaurant or bar.
Ava Gene’s could have rested very comfortably on its
laurels. A breakout hit from its first weekend, the avant-Italian
follow-up to Duane Sorenson’s first restaurant, the Woodsman Tavern,
Food Reviews & Stories
Little Havana’s Cuban restaurants feel
strangely uptight, like they’re run by Republicans. One of the best
lunches I’ve had all year, at the Versailles Bakery in Miami, was marred
by the u