3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, luckystrikepdx.com
[SPICE PUSHERS] In a meek-tongued city like Portland, spice-pushers Lucky Strike are like shady guys sitting in a Camaro across the street
Lucky Strike, the beloved Szechuan restaurant on outer Powell Boulevard whose pepper-bath chicken has caused me more pain than any other dish in the city (I once spent a morning curled up in bed, simultaneously cursing Lucky Strike and longing to return), has applied for a liquor license at 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd. That's the basement of the torch-fronted building across the street from the Hawthorne ...
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