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Head to lunch at Rose VL Deli for daily changing Vietnamese specials in Foster-Powell.
Afuri manages to be good at everything from ramen to sashimi - though the yuzu shio bowl is our favorite.
Langbaan in Kerns uses local ingredients in traditional Thai dishes and looks kind of like an adult (and indoor) treehouse.
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.
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.
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.
Sit at the sushi bar at Nimblefish, a high-end sushi spot in the Hawthorne District.
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.
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.”
Toro Bravo is a small, Inner Northeast Spanish restaurant that serves small bites and entrées, along with a $50 tasting menu that we really like.
Beast is a 24-seat restaurant in North Portland that feels like a nice dinner party, complete with shared communal tables and a prix fixe menu.
Ox is an Inner Northeast Argentinian restaurant known for their huge wood fired grill and the wide variety of meat and seafood cooked on it.
Le Pigeon is a small French restaurant on East Burnside that’s upscale enough for an anniversary dinner, but casual enough for a Wednesday.
If you have ice cream in Portland, it should definitely be from Salt & Straw. Try one of their seasonal flavors or a classic, like honey lavender.
Chicken and Guns is a food cart that serves Peruvian-style grilled chicken and crispy potatoes. Take it to go or eat on their patio next to a bonfire.