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1. Pok Pok3226 SE Division St, Portland
2. Fire On The Mountain4225 N Interstate Ave, Portland
3. Metrovino1130 NW 11th Ave, Portland
4. NEPO 425403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland
5. Mee Sen Thai Eatery3924 N Mississippi Ave , Portland
6. Hopworks' BikeBar3947 N Williams Ave, Portland
7. Alberta Market915 NE Alberta St, Portland
James Beard Award-winner Andy Ricker's Pok Pok -- the first of a few outposts around the country -- is known for its menu of authentic Thai food. The kitchen hones in on relatively unknown dishes from the North and Northeast of Thailand (don't expect pad Thai here), but a wide range of Southeast Asian flavors and ingredients are represented. Among the roster of family-style noodle dishes, salads, and smoky meats, the chicken wings are a standout. Based on recipe from a Vietnamese street vendor, the wings are marinated in fish sauce and sugar before they're fried and tossed in garlic, resulting in a caramelized finish and a whole lot of flavor.
The hot and spicy wings at this joint claim to be the best "this side of Buffalo" -- check 'em out for yourself and see if they're right.
Located right in the Pearl District, Metrovino is an upscale restaurant with a menu inspired by classic French cooking, meaning they're offering up dishes like white cheddar soufflés, foie gras, duck confit, and various cheese plates. On top of that, this spot has a massive wine list, giving you the choice of a half-glass, glass, or bottle of a huge number of whites, reds, champagnes, and sparkling wines from across the globe.
Swing by for gourmet-ish American "pub fare", some beers, and weekly trivia.
This Thai-staurant slings legit SE Asian bites, including killer wings.
More than just a place to get delicious organic beer, Hopworks' BikeBar is designed with cyclists in mind. From the bike parking spaces and bike tools for public use to the bike-friendly take-out options, Hopworks BikeBar is all about eating and drinking healthy. They won't discriminate if you decide to drive over in a car, so there's really nothing stopping you from dropping by.