The citizens of Stumptown hate to admit it -- because it's soooooooooo played out -- but there's a lot that Portlandia gets right, especially when it comes to how seriously the city takes its food and drink. This is a place where even the salt on the table gets a shout-out on menus, where beer lovers rejoice over limited-edition runs at one of the 70+ breweries (then retreat to a dive for a tallboy), and where food carts jockey for supremacy with brick-and-mortar joints. It's one of the best damn places to eat and drink in the country. Here's an entry-level guide to exploring the goodness.
And if you want more, head to Thrillist Portland for hot openings and the rest of our longtime favorites.