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    PDX restaurants

    Moving to Portland this summer! Anyone have any restaurant recommendations? I've been to Pok Pok, Toro Bravo, Clark Lewis, Mucca Osteria, Andina, and a smattering of food carts (nongs khao man gai, Hapa ramen).

    A good start but I know there's tons more to try here. What are your favorites?


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    i'll be visiting next weekend!! i love that city. love looking at what the rest of the world is missing in the bicycle world.. disc brakes on cyclo-cross bikes..saw it there first.

    my favs.
    Screen door (amazing fried chicken)
    Gravy (for breakfast. their french toast is blow your head off good..and the corn beef hash..whoa. i want to have it scientifically analyzed for that mystery flavor. i bet it is tarragon)

    Salt and Straw. vanilla malt shake. prepare to ruin everything you thought you knew about the lowly vanilla shake. $9 for starters..hahahha.

    (for the record POK POK does nothing for me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomchakabowwow View Post
    ...(for the record POK POK does nothing for me.)...
    Dude I'm kind of with ya on Pok Pok. There is a thai spot called lemongrass over on couch that I thought was much better. Small husband/wife joint - more americanized but probably the best take on thai american that I've ever had, and this is from a guy with two degrees from UW who spent 7 years in the u district, with thai restaurants every 2 feet. One thing seattle definitely does not need: more thai food.

    I've actually been to screen door and you're right, damn good. I'll check out Gravy!

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    Paadee/langbaan
    Katchka
    Fenrir
    Ned Ludd
    Broder (nord is far easier to not have a wait, especially dinner which is equally awesome)
    Navarre
    Ox
    Biwa
    Old salt
    James john
    Angel face
    Peoples pig
    Saraveza
    Upright brewing
    Racion if you're into the style
    Le pigeon
    Levant
    Laurelhurst market
    Stammtisch
    Coopers hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleue View Post
    Paadee/langbaan
    Katchka
    Fenrir
    Ned Ludd
    Broder (nord is far easier to not have a wait, especially dinner which is equally awesome)
    Navarre
    Ox
    Biwa
    Old salt
    James john
    Angel face
    Peoples pig
    Saraveza
    Upright brewing
    Racion if you're into the style
    Le pigeon
    Levant
    Laurelhurst market
    Stammtisch
    Coopers hall
    wow ok I haven't even heard of most of these, must be off the beaten path which is great. Thanks for the thoughtful recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiffonodd View Post
    wow ok I haven't even heard of most of these, must be off the beaten path which is great. Thanks for the thoughtful recommendations.
    me too!!

    scribbled a few down myself. i heard that Le Pigeon place is very good. the rest are totally unknown to me. thanks Pleue!

    Congrats on the Move Chiffonodd.. moving is both great and sucky at the same time...haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomchakabowwow View Post
    love looking at what the rest of the world is missing in the bicycle world
    lmao, you cannot be serious. There is a world outside the US, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    lmao, you cannot be serious. There is a world outside the US, you know.
    Sarah Palin told me that's not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomchakabowwow View Post
    me too!!

    scribbled a few down myself. i heard that Le Pigeon place is very good. the rest are totally unknown to me. thanks Pleue!

    Congrats on the Move Chiffonodd.. moving is both great and sucky at the same time...haha.
    Ya it can be a pain but I'm real excited. Coming from Seattle it's not that big of a change, but a fun new scene to check out. What's NOT going to be fun is the job search - there's not a lot of industry here to push the post-recession recovery. I work in the public legal sector and jobs are scarce. But The fiancee's in grad school down here now so here goes nothing!

    It is a great town though so that'll make up for everything once the job's squared away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    lmao, you cannot be serious. There is a world outside the US, you know.
    no, i was not serious.

    and mountain biking WAS invented in the USA.

    i was riffing on the fact that Portland is bike friendly to the nth degree...guess you had to be there.

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