One of the hardest, but most fun parts of planning a trip is figuring out where and what to eat when you arrive at your destination. Is a place truly worth it, or just for tourists? What should you order, if you've never been? I have a lot of friends headed west to Portland, OR this week for Portland Cocktail Week.
Here's a short hit list with must-eats in that great city, recommended to me by locals. I ate at every one of them myself, and recommend you try and do the same. Tomorrow, we'll give you a quick look at where to drink (but most of the people going this week don't have to worry about that, since PDXCW will keep them plenty busy with cocktail-related events)!
Lunch: Nong's Khao Man Gai, SW 10th & Alder St. (in the food truck pod), Chicken and Rice, with Extra Sauce
This is Nong herself
A helpful explanation of the dish.
Super simple: Tasty, succulent chicken, healing hot broth and that crave-inducing sauce.
Dinner: Clyde Common, 1014 SW Stark St
Early June vegetables, mache, truffle yogurt
Roasted Pork Chop, spaetzle, brussels sprouts
Late Night Eats, Part 1: Pok Pok PDX, 3226 SE Division Street, Chicken Wings
Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Extra Spicy
Fatty fried meat plates, compliments of the bartender
Brunch: Tasty and Sons, 3808 North Williams Ave., 503.621.1400. Definitely make a reservation and get ready for a wait.
Fresh chocolate potato donuts with creme anglaise
Fried Egg and Cheddar Biscuit
Polenta and sausage ragu
Late Night Eats, Part 2: Pho PDX, 85 SW 2nd Ave. Get the Pho. Duh.
Once you've made your own list of what to eat, check out my recommendations of What to Drink in Portland. Cheers!
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