When it’s 10 degrees and all you can possibly think about is sticking your face in the steam of a big bowl of soup, head to Pai Men Miyake for ramen. It’s the more casual sister restaurant of Miyake (a fancy Japanese restaurant in the city). We especially like the fatty paitan ramen - a mix of chicken and pork broth - and if you’re with a group, make sure to get some bao buns to start, and pick someone to investigate the chalk board with all the beer on tap written on it - these change all the time.
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Boda in the West End serves some of the best Thai food in Portland, and serves food until 1am everyday.
Empire Chinese Kitchen
Empire in the Arts District is good for just about any occasion, with great Chinese food, cocktails, and an attached music venue.
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The Honey Paw
Head to The Honey Paw for vinyl, cocktails, and a mix of noodle and rice dishes from across Asia.
Izakaya Minato on Washington Ave.’s menu includes sashimi, fried chicken, and udon for when you want Japanese food and are also being indecisive.
When you need to get away from the Old Port, head to Isa in Bayside for pasta, seafood, and some quiet.
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