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Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Injera, the spongy, tangy flatbread that accompanies all Ethiopian meals, pulls double duty at this restaurant. Not only is it a means to convey earthy stews to your mouth, soaking up flavors in the process, it’s also a way to break the toddler-owned monopoly on eating with one’s hands.    More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The shawarma sandwich’s Turkish cousin by way of Germany, the döner kebab ($6.99) served in this sleek shotgun establishment is a solid fist of shaved meat (here it’s turkey roasted gyro-style) in a freshly baked pita, adorned with veggies, some feta and a tangy yogurt sauce. If thi   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Grant’s, tucked away in far-flung Northeast Portland, continues to deliver the goods after six years in business. These gooey beef torpedoes ($5.50 for a half, $9.75 whole) are best enjoyed on the premises, where you can enjoy the delicious slurry of intermingling juices from the grilled beef,   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
“All natural” as a moniker can often be interpreted as “unappetizingly healthful,” but Cool Moon’s product is neither. The Pearl District parlor’s rich, egg custard-based ice creams may use all-natural ingredients (there’s no green in their mint chocolate-ch   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Yes, the extensive menu here does feature some tasty examples of Chinese restaurant staples such as shrimp fried rice ($7) and crispy bean curd ($7); and yes, their portions are huge. But why fill up on that stuff when you have a bowl of roast-pork won ton noodle soup ($7) staring you in the face? W   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
The plain quesadilla ($4) at La Calaca Comelona is representative of the restaurant’s entire output: Simple, perfectly executed traditional Mexican. The housemade tortilla, fat with Mexican cheese, may be too salty or too greasy elsewhere, but here it sings. Pair it with the meaty, beany torta   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Wrapping your brain around a Japanese-style crêpe becomes a lot easier once you put one or two of them away. This little cafe specializes in the dessert versions, rolling vanilla-scented pancakes—they make them right in front of you—around ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, Pocky and   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This tiny shop is cranking out some of the best traditional Italian fare in town. The focus is on refrigerated take-home items like lasagna and meat cannelloni ($15 for a medium tray, $20 for a large), but the shop does sport a tiny dining area for those who want to chow down on the day’s chal   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Big Fish

Bamboo proves you can have your principles and eat them, too.


Food Reviews & Stories
One would think a cuisine as old and steeped in tradition as sushi would have a difficult time adjusting to the realities of the modern world. However, with many species of marine life overfished to t ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Old-School

An analog oven in a digital world.


Food Reviews & Stories
Ned Ludd, the mythical inspiration for the Luddites, was made famous for his opposition to the automation of industry, which threatened the livelihood of skilled artisans of the 19th century. Nothing ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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