What comes to mind when you think about why you love
Portland? Powell’s, beer, strippers, third-wave coffee, food carts,
weird doughnuts, water fountains that don’t stop running, plastic hor
As the members of San Fermin stood in the parking lot of
the Red Lion Hotel near Portland International Airport last October,
staring at their rented tour van, it took them a moment to process wha
16050 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas, 655-5094, prontopizzabar.com. Lunch and dinner daily.
Clackistan’s few foodniks boast about
Pronto Pizza for good reason. This wood-fired pizzeria
Ha & VL
2738 SE 82nd Ave., Suite 102, 772-0103. Breakfast and lunch Monday, Wednesday-Sunday. Cash only under $15.
There’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of noodle soup
on a chilly da
Kargi Gogo, 950 SW Washington St., 489-8432, kargigogo.com. Lunch Monday-Saturday.
Perhaps in keeping with their precarious geography, at the
Asian-European border between Turkey and
4500 SE Stark St., Italianmarketpdx.com. Lunch and dinner daily.
Some people have a problem with
Philadelphia. How anyone could dislike the city that gave us Questlove
The Sugar Cube
3039 NE Alberta St., 971-202-7135, thesugarcubepdx.com. Morning and afternoon Wednesday-Sunday.
On the blackboard behind the glass counter at her bakery on
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday, late night Friday-Saturday.
Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega
designed by Ho
3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-3277, tarboushbistro.com. Lunch and dinner daily.
If you’re in the Lebanese restaurant game—and a dozen or so
places in Portland are—you should nail y
Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.
In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye.
In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland,
sooner or later most new arr