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Restaurant Guide 2013: Hokusei


Restaurant Guide
4246 SE Belmont St., 971-279-2161, hokuseisushi.com. [SHISO FINERY] Don’t let its unlikely location, next door to the bastardized Teppanyaki tables of Slappy Cakes, fool you into thinking you��   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Levant


Restaurant Guide
2448 E Burnside St., 954-2322, levantpdx.com. [BONZO FOR GARBANZO] Levant, chef Scott Snyder’s new Buckman restaurant, seems to have invented its own genre: high-end French modernist takes on t   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Natural Selection


Restaurant Guide
3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com. [IMPRESSIONIST CHARDWORK] Natural Selection likes to make its metaphors plain. Not only on its vegetarian plates but in the procession of s   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Old Salt


Restaurant Guide
5027 NE 42nd Ave., 971-255-0167, oldsaltpdx.com. [MEAT PALACE] A stately Cully pleasure dome for food, Grain & Gristle’s sister spot Old Salt encompasses a whole-animal butchery, deli, past   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Simply Vietnamese


Restaurant Guide
2218 NE 82nd Ave., 208-3391. [NOT SO SIMPLE] From a Westerner’s perspective, Simply Vietnamese is perfectly bewildering and lovely—like Brigitte Bardot in the late ’70s. The eatery is nothi   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Smallwares


Restaurant Guide
4605 NE Fremont St., 971-229-0995, smallwarespdx.com. [BIGGIE SMALL] Johanna Ware runs the tightest kitchen in town. Seriously. Sit at the bar, order some small plates and watch her marshal traff   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tanuki


Restaurant Guide
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030, tanukipdx.com. [WOW!] Chef-owner Janis Martin’s Montavilla izakaya is a dim, nearly unmarked space frequented mostly by a small, self-selecting group of adventurous   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tarad Thai


Restaurant Guide
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com. [PORK POT HIGH] Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a home for Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tasty N Alder


Restaurant Guide
580 SW 12th Ave., 621-9251; 3808 N Williams Ave., 621-1400 (Tasty N Sons);  tastyntasty.com. From Toro Bravo to Tasty N Sons and now Tasty N Alder, John Gorham has made a career out of never h   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Yama Sushi


Restaurant Guide
926 NW 10th Ave., 841-5463, yamasushiandsakebar.com. [AVOID THE BLOWFISH] Yama means “mountain” in Japanese, on the face of it a bewildering name for a sushi restaurant. But Yama is also the    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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