Krista grew up in Pre-Portlandia Portland and recently moved back after a really long stint in NYC. She sometimes misses pizza and bagels, but admits Portland has some pretty good renditions.
Eem is one of Portland’s coolest restaurants and is worth the inevitable wait for a menu full of interesting hybrid dishes and “vacation drinks.”
Written byKrista Garcia
Langbaan in Kerns uses local ingredients in traditional Thai dishes and looks kind of like an adult (and indoor) treehouse.
Ok Omens, a small wine bar in the Hawthorne District, is one of the best places for a interesting natural wines and Asian-inspired small plates.
Sit at the sushi bar at Nimblefish, a high-end sushi spot in the Hawthorne District.
For one of the best brunches in Portland, head to Canard on East Burnside for food that’s a mix of French and what you crave after a few drinks.
When you’re trying not to spend a crazy amount but still want amazing food, share a bunch of plates at Casa Zoraya, a Peruvian spot in Piedmont.
Paley’s Place in Northwest has been doing obsessing about local produce for over two decades - come for a more casual dinner or a low-key celebration.