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Sok Sab Bai: Restaurant Guide 2014


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2625 SE 21st Ave., 971-255-0292, soksabbai.com [BAI BAI BAI] It's not hard to get adventurous at Sok Sab Bai, which is, if not the only Cambodian restaurant in town, certa   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Stammtisch: Restaurant Guide 2014


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401 NE 28th Ave., 206-7983, stammtischpdx.com [BEER HALL] Best new spot for a large group meal? For my money, it's Stammtisch. The new German tavern from the proprietors o   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Taqueria Nueve: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
727 SE Washington St., 954-1987, taquerianueve.com. [RE-BOTA] During its original run, which lasted the duration of Dubya's presidency minus a few months, Taqueria Nueve w   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

TarBoush: Restaurant Guide 2014


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3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-3277, tarboushbistro.com [MEZZA AND BEYOND] TarBoush makes the best beef shawarma and mezza plates in town, but you should dig deeper into the menu at    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tasty N Alder: Restaurant Guide 2014


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3808 N Williams Ave., 621-1400, tastyntasty.com [FEAST BY BITE] Ever go to one of those food festivals where you chase fish tacos with lamb kabobs? John Gorham's tradition   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Trifecta: Restaurant Guide 2014


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726 SE 6th Ave., 841-6675, trifectapdx.com [BEST BREAD] Everyone's found a little something to love about Trifecta, master baker Ken Forkish's year-old tavern in the form   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Yakuza: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
5411 NE 30th Ave., 450-0893, yakuzalounge.com [THE OLD NEW SCHOOL] When it opened back in 2005, the izakaya-ish Yakuza was novel and exciting, sexy sake-fueled indulgence s   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hottest Pop-Up Unrestaurants

Our Restaurant Guide would not be complete without a survey of the year’s hottest trend: Dinners cooked by trained chefs in commercial kitchens on semi-regular schedules for slightly above-market prices.


Restaurant Guide
Holdfast 337 NW Broadway, 226-1400, holdfastdining.com. In order to “avoid the trappings of a traditional restaurant,” William Preisch (Chuck’s Diner of Cleveland, the Bent Brick) and Joel   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Old Salt: 2014 Restaurant of the Year Runner-Up

Setting a new standard for sustainable comfort food.


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Skin is the new wing. Of that, Old Salt’s Ben Meyer is sure. “Go to New Seasons and look at the deli case, and you’ll see their biggest seller is boneless, skinless chicken breast,” he says   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Top Five Restaurants of 2014: Number 5, Expatriate

Playful, worldly excellence and damn fine drinks.


Restaurant Guide
Not so long ago, Portland’s bars and restaurants were distinct. For the purposes of this guide, a restaurant was a place you could happily dine without drink. A bar, meanwhile, was a place tha   More
 
Friday, October 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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