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The Commons
Portland Mercado
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1. Lil' wares 4537 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

Lil' wares serves up small plates meant to be shared, as well as a pretty tasty burger. The menu has an asian theme and the burger topped with kimchi, hoisin, pickles, red onion, and basil is a must try.

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2. Renata 626 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214

Renata is one of Portland’s best Italian spots, serving up great wood-fired pizza, house-made charcuterie, pasta, spit-roasted pork loin, and more. The food at this farm-to-table restaurant speaks for itself, as does drinks menu. Renata boasts an excellent cocktail program, and it also offers a few of its own variations of the negroni.

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3. P.R.E.A.M. 2131 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (East Portland)

Pizza and Wu-Tang come together in this hip-hop inspired wood-fire pizza stop. Taking its name from a slogan of sorts (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me), they serve oven-charred pizzas topped with combos like fennel sausage with tomatoes, mustard greens, spring onions, and fried shallots -- plus a fun list of drinks and on draft beers and wines.

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4. Kung Pow! 500 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Nob Hillalphabet Dist)

Portland doesn't have a lot of options when it comes to Chinese food, so feel free to over-order at Kung Pow!, no one is going to judge you. And if they do, you can just laugh at them over your copious amounts of house-made noodles with things like pork belly soup, battered flank steak, and clay pot pork. Totally worth it.

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5. Big-Ass Sandwiches 304 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Buckman)

Big-Ass Sandwiches delivers on their promise, loading bread bombs with a mountain of meat before cramming French fries for good measure.

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6. Hamlet 232 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl District)

The team behind Pearl's brought us this ham and cocktail concept. Lots of ham, actually, imported from all over the globe. It may not be the first combination you'd think of for a restaurant speciality, but have a shot of prosciutto and mezcal before you knock it. Picklebacks suddenly feel so irrelevant. The space has an L-shaped copper bar and leather banquettes along the wall, allowing you to socialize with other patrons over meat-centric plates or cozy up with a drinking companion.

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7. Kim Jong Grillin' Southeast Division St, Portland, OR 97206 (Downtown)

This popular Portland food cart is in its second life after burning to its end. The new cart serves the same classic Korean barbecue in Downtown, with menu items like bulgogi, spicy chicken and pork, and the KJG hot dog.

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8. Shift Drinks 1200 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

Housed within the old Terminal Sales Building, Shift Drinks nods to the it's office history in the name. But that's pretty much all that remains of the former office: it's been erased by a 90-seat, airy drinking stop with more than 100 Northwest and European vintages, curated by sommelier Anthony Garcia. His wife, Anne Garcia, is behind the food, which acts as a support for the wine with a straightforward Italian character. Even if you can't stop in for a leisurely sipping session, feel free to pick up any of their bottle to go.

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9. The Commons Brewery 1810 SE 10th Ave, Unit E, Portland, OR 97214

Central Eastside's The Commons Brewery specializes in small-batch beers made using European-inspired methods and regional ingredients. The brewery's small size allows it be nimble and play with new ideas, which can be tasted in the selection on offer in the onsite taproom. Thirteen Commons labels are poured at the brick-backed wooden bar in the warehouse space, and flavors rage from a light German-style Pilsner to a plum-kissed farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels. Because snacks and beer shouldn't be separated, a cheese window by Cheese Bar owner Steven Jones matches slices to the suds.

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10. Portland Mercado 7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206 (Se Portland)

This indoor/outdoor market hosts eight food trucks and seven indoor tenants each day, serving and selling Latin American foods and goods. The food carts open at 10 am, but coffee is open earlier and beer is served later.

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11. Satellite Dream Pizza 6116 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202 (Sellwoodmoreland)

This branch of the Portland original American Dream Pizza offer the same loaded pizzas and giant calzones stuffed with whatever you like. Add on the craft beers and ciders and you have the right idea of whats in store at this 'Dream.

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12. Taco Pedaler 2225 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 (Ne Portland)

This brick and mortar version of the original pedaler serves the same $2.50 tacos from Irvington, plus an important addition to the menu: margaritas.

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