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These are Portland's best wings

Published On 08/23/2013 Published On 08/23/2013
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1. Pok Pok 3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 (Clintondivision)

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.

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2. Fire On The Mountain 4225 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97215 (Overlook)

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.

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3. Metrovino 1130 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl District)

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.

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4. NEPO 42 5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 (Ne Portland)

Swing by for gourmet-ish American "pub fare", some beers, and weekly trivia.

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5. Mee Sen Thai Eatery 3924 N Mississippi Ave , Portland, OR 97227 (Mississippi Ave)

This Thai-staurant slings legit SE Asian bites, including killer wings.

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6. Hopworks' BikeBar 3947 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97212

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.

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7. Alberta Market 915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 (Alberta Arts Dist)

Hiding inside this unassuming little convenience store are some of the best -- and cheapest -- chicken and jojos in town.