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Best Yellow Curry in PDX

By the way, I'm highly impressed that you are pulling from NE, SE and SW for your answers. I agree with you about Red Onion/Dang's Massaman curry. Though I confess, I'm not too keen on the yellow curry, but I'll try the other places that you mentioned. Thank you, again!

Nov 29, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Best Yellow Curry in PDX

Thank you, Porky! I'll give it a try.

Nov 29, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Best Yellow Curry in PDX

I look forward to it! And speaking of crack - that's what I call the pretzels with cheese curd that they are serving at Marriott's Original off Pine and 6th. They serve it with pureed maple, tomato and bacon. yum.

Nov 01, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Best Yellow Curry in PDX

Thank you, you've given me a great list of places to try. I can't wait to head to these restaurants and try them out. I appreciate it.

Nov 01, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Roasted Chestnuts

I've never seen them in Portland. You can buy them w shells at the high end grocery stores around town (Trader Joes has the best deal for frozen). Or you can buy them shelled at Williams-Sonoma in the jar.

Oct 30, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Best Yellow Curry in PDX

Yes, yes we have all been to Pok Pok; It's great and I'm not dissing it. What I'm looking for is a great yellow curry. Our neighborhoods are replete with small family owned operations that will make this a huge task if I'm not aided by local foodies. Please help me out: Whose yellow curry stands out from the crowd?

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Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Oct 30, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Dinner in Portland--ANY place I choose...

So...do you know the Galloways?

Honestly, I doubt that there is no one place in Portland that will "send you off well." I fed our wonderful American friends who returned to visit from Florence over these last 7 years and I watched how their tastes changed. They liked very little when they returned towards the end...other than... big breakfasts and ethnic food (Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese, etc.)

You may be best heading to Fat City Cafe, Esparza, Pok Pok or Pho Von than trying to eat something like turkey or halibut.

Good luck!

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Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Fat City Cafe
7820 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

May 21, 2011
Starlag in Metro Portland

Old School Portland Eateries

Old school? Your list has to include Red Coach on Broadway, Nick's Conney Island on Hawthorne, Tom's Restaurant on Division & SE 39th and that Pancake place on SE Powell and 11th. Old school Americana.

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Red Coach Restaurant
615 SW Broadway Ste 102, Portland, OR 97205

Dec 15, 2010
Starlag in Metro Portland

Steak and Seafood

I'm taking two clients out who are in town from NYC out to dinner. I'm from Portland and will be meeting them in Seattle. I know they like steak and seafood. Do you have any suggestions?

Dec 15, 2010
Starlag in Greater Seattle

Visiting Portland for 5 days! ISO foodie help! :)

Great list Nettie!

Jul 14, 2010
Starlag in Metro Portland

Portland first-timer...where to eat, what to do in 3 days?

You can't go wrong with: Andina (Peruvian), Laurelhurst Market (menu changes), Nedd Ludd, ...honestly, there's so much to choose from we need some parameters.

You can have exceptional dining for less than $15 a plate. Happy hours present at nearly every restaurant, so you can eat on a budget. We also have great food carts. On the other end of the spectrum there are places like Beast and Andina that are a bit more but worth every dime.Breakfasts are also a big deal and I'd encourage at least one large breakfast while you are here.

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Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

Laurelhurst Market
3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

Jul 14, 2010
Starlag in Metro Portland

portland

Nostrana is a good NW classic. My favorite of your list is Ned Ludd.It's just...good. The only one on your list that I haven't tried is Lincoln.

Jul 14, 2010
Starlag in Metro Portland

Best Restaurants in Portland for Long Weekend--Please Help

Yes, BEAST! (Excellent choice for breakfast, as well.) Pok Pok is also a must; however, if you don't have the ability to get to them on the east side, you can go to their second restaurant Ping. It doesn't have the lore, but it is by the same folks (Local tip: go early enough to hang out at the whiskey bar across the street).

Breakfast within walking distance: Stumptown + VooDoo Donuts, Veritable Quandary (King's Breakfast), Pearl Bakery.

Lunch: Kenny and Zukes, carts as mentioned, Nicolas (middle eastern off Grand just over the Burnside bridge - cash only).

Dinner: I'd delete Higgins (too much $$ for what you get), Nostrana (strip mall) and Cafe Castagna from your list, I think those are the weakest of the crew. I'd also consider adding Ned Ludd, Andina and Noble Rot. Farm is excellent, but it has never stood out to me. If you do head over to E Burnside, check out Doug Fir after you eat - for $10-$15 you can go listen to some emerging artists in the basement.

Happy hour: 10-01 is good for happy hour, so is Vault. Davis St is one of my local favs, but I wouldn't refer you there.

Have fun! And let us know where you went and what you liked!

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Nostrana
1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Stumptown
4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

Veritable Quandary
1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Noble Rot
2724 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214

Cafe Castagna
1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Doug Fir Restaurant
830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Mar 24, 2010
Starlag in Metro Portland