The sandwich has been the staple of the midday meal since the turn of the century. But despite its commonality, the sandwich is anything but boring—at least in Portland. Take the ones at Bunk Sandwiches, which come stuffed not with common cold cuts, but with house-cured pork belly. Or the burgers at Little Big Burger, which feature pillowy brioche buns bursting with locally made meats and cheeses. And of course, you can’t forget the traditional grilled-cheese sandwich, though the ones at Brunch Box are anything but traditional. The crispy, cheesy concoctions function as hamburger buns, bookending a massive beef-and-turkey burger to create a sandwich-on-sandwich-on-sandwich masterpiece.Read More
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It should come as no surprise to Peter Platt that his restaurant, Andina, is considered one of Portland’s most romantic spots. After all, it was inspired, in part, by his parents’ own love story.Read More
What gives? you ask yourself. You were told that Pok Pok was the spot for Thai food in Portland; that chef Andy Ricker won the James Beard Award, that he makes frequent trips to Asia to study the cuisine. So you made a reservation and endured the wait... only to find there’s no pad thai on the menu. It’s a trend that’s taken hold in many of Portland’s Thai restaurants—chefs are eschewing Americanized staples for regional specialties that are just as accessible and flavorful. So take a deep breath, try something new, and don’t be surprised if next time, you find yourself perturbed to see pad thai on the menu.Read More