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1. Lardo 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

With a motto like "Bringing Fat Back," Lardo promises some of Portland's most indulgently carnivorous sandwiches. The term "lardo" actually refers to a specific cut of fatback pork salami that's typically cured with rosemary and other herbs. In the spirit of artisanal salami-curing, this narrow red sandwich joint is all about repurposing traditional meat cuts and charcuterie in more contemporary iterations, as evidenced by the double burger topped with pork pastrami or the spicy meatball banh mi. Even the fries here are loaded with crispy fat and Parmesan. And because no plate of fatback is complete without a beer, Lardo has a rotating selection of craft beers on tap.

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2. Gigantic Brewing Company 5224 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 (Se Portland)

This tap room and champagne lounge serves, you guessed it, draft beer and champagne! Growler fills are available for all Gigantic Beers currently on tap, and all Portland Timbers matches are shown on the TV. Don't even THINK about asking to watch any sport but soccer, though.

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3. Levant 2448 E Burnside St, Portland, OR (Portland)

This restaurant specializes in creating modern twists on Middle Eastern cuisine, and the open kitchen and fireplace-style grills give chef & owner Scott Snyder freedom to get as creative as possible. Between the selection of house cocktails, draft and bottled beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, there's something for pretty much everyone here.

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4. Bar Dobre 3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 (Hawthorne Dist)

Bar Dobre's menu of bar food features a Polish twist, so each item is slightly tinged with ethnic flair and flavor. There's also house-made kielbasa, pierogies and golumpki, and the bar also features a fine selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

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5. White Owl Social Club 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Hawthorne Dist)

A bar, restaurant, and music venue all rolled into one, White Owl Social Club is typically brimming with west-side hipsters, young suburbanites, and... pups! That's right, this Buckman spot is dog-friendly, boasting a Wednesday Yappy Hour, when dog owners are treated to drink specials, their furry friends are treated to, well, treats, and there's even a show-and-tell that brings pooches in from shelters for playtime and possible adoption. No matter when you stop in, you'll find excellent craft cocktails and plenty of scrumptious bites like jalapeño poppers, brussels sprouts, and burgers in both vegan and bacon-cheddar varieties.

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6. Cibo 3539 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97214 (Se Portland)

Cibo, a restaurant opened by NW's mastermind Marco Frattaroli, serves wood oven-fired hand-pulled pizza, stromboli and other adventurous takes on traditional Italian cuisine. Entrees alters when head chef Frattaroli changes his mind, but though you'll likely be happy to notice.

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7. Roe 3113 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 (Se Portland)

Roe is so secretly tucked behind another restaurant, you might get the urge to nervously whisper a ridiculous password. Once you enter (sans keyword) you're treated to a comfy seafood joint where the chefs, in a unique open kitchen set-up, prepare your meal right before your amazed eyes.

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8. Shut Up And Eat PDX 3848 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97206 (Se Portland)

Between the massive Italian hoagies and decadent hand-held breakfast sandwiches, Shut Up and Eat, doesn't have to tell you twice. And after you eat their signature Broad St. Bomber, you might get Full and Sleepy.

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9. The Woodsman Tavern 4537 SE Division, Portland, OR 97201 (Se Portland)

The Woodsman Tavern is a gastropub delivering upmarket takes on American favorites like fried chicken, broiled cod, and New York strip steak, all the while slinging craft beer, vintage bourbon, win, and a handful of house specialty cocktails. The burgers here are unforgettable and some of the best in Portland -- the two stacked patties come straight from Lanet Family Farms and meet raw onions, pickles, and lettuce on a toasted bun.

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10. Boke Bowl's Brick and Mortar 1028 SE Water, Portland , OR 97214 (Se Portland)

Boke Bowl's Brick and Mortar, now taking in residence on Portland's Industrial East Side neighborhood, have turned ramen into an art and an actual meal you'd crave outside of your finals' week dungeon. In addition to the regular menu, Thursday nights are Korean Fried Chicken night, in case you thought you were gonna take that run later.

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11. Nong's Khao Man Gai Kitchen Window 609 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR 97214 (Lower Burnside)

Thanks to a new carry-out window in her Southeast PDX prep space, Nong is supplying Eastsiders with her immensely popular Thai chicken and rice w/ garlicky/spicy fermented soybean sauce, all without them having to cross any bridges -- which you should never do to Beau, because that dude can distribute Max Payne.

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12. Tanuki 8029 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215 (Se Portland)

Tanuki prides itself on being niche, catering to lovers of drinking foods from Japan, Korea and Okinawa. Drinking foods, for the uninitiated, are foods that are meant to be eaten along with alcoholic beverages, and with the huge selection of craft Sake, Japanese whiskey and Shochu available, you should have no problem finding a combination that fits your particular palate. Oh, and no sushi or kids allowed. Rules are rules!

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13. PaaDee 6 SE 28th, Portland, OR 97214

PaaDee's mission is to provide Thai comfort food to the masses, specifically Portland's masses, and the menu contains some of the restaurant's founders' favorite dishes from childhood.

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14. Rum Club 720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97206 (Buckman)

This place, as you might've guessed if you saw the name, is all about the rum. They've got nine specialty rum-centric cocktails, but if rum's not your thing there's always the nine other cocktails mixed with different liquors. The menu of pub grub features classics such as Braised Short Ribs and the Shrimp Cocktail. The casual vibe makes Rum Club a "dive cocktail bar," if such a thing exists.

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15. Hokusei 4246 SE Belmont st, Portland, OR 97215 (Belmont)

This restaurant saves you the trouble of hopping a cargo ship to Hokkaido by serving up fresh, authentic Japanese sushi right in South Portland. The full bar features a host of specialty cocktails and enough saki to make a samurai weep, and there are also a number of Japanese and locally-brewed beers available on tap.

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16. El Cubo de Cuba 3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 (Hawthorne Dist)

This Hawthorne cart-turned-resto is serving up some of the most authentic Cuban food in town, including a boss Cuban sando and mojitos that will make you want to drink the afternoon away on their patio.

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17. Tarad 601 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214 (Se Portland)

SE Portland's Tarad is 50% market, 50% restaurant and 100% Thai heaven. At this Morrison spot, they're cooking up Thai staples like green curry, old-style pad Thai, slow-cooked pork belly, and savory buns. They also do takeout, and, even better, are open til 3am on the weekends.

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18. Breakside Milwaukie 5821 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222

The brewery in North Portland earned enough cash from its award-winning beer to open a gigantic facility in Milwaukie that doubles as a tasting room, making this south-of-PDX suburb feel a lot like Wisconsin, minus those obnoxious Packers fans.

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19. Slowburger 2329 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232 (Ne Portland)

Slowburger, from the makers of Slow Bar, dishes out quality burgers made from locally-sourced ingredients with all the tender care that a mother might give to their child. Unlike the child, however, these burgers are made for the express purpose of being eaten, and together with the tasty selection of beers on tap they should be enough to prove that sometimes good things are worth the wait.

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20. Old Salt Marketplace 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 (Concordia)

Old Salt Marketplace is a Concordia-based old-timey-style grocer, butcher, and resto, serving up huge entrees like half-chickens w/ wheat berries and steak tartare with toast.

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21. Ox 2225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (Ne Portland)

MLK Blvd smells a lot like grilled meat thanks to the arrival of Ox, the bovine baby of a husband-and-wife team that's dropping Argentinian techniques on meat charred on a Hades-hot, custom-made Grillworks wood-fired grill.

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22. Oregon Public House 700 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211 (Ne Portland)

A for-charity bar that sends all of its drink and food profits to a charity of your choice. So, eat, drink, and be philanthropic.

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23. Bollywood Theater 2039 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 (Alberta Arts Dist)

Bollywood Theater offers Portland the chaotic, yet charming Mumbai experience with Southern-Indian eats all under one roof.

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24. Ecliptic Brewing 825 N Cook St, Portland, OR 97227 (Mississippi Ave)

John Harris's newly opened spot has classic American bar eats like sandwiches, and starters and mains like sweet & spicy chicken drumsticks and fish & chips. Oh, and beer. They've got 4 of their own on tap right now, with seasonal rotations.

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25. Expatriate 5424 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (Concordia)

Arguably one of Portland's most popular cocktail bars, the bartenders at Expatriate are professionally trained mixologists who, in addition to perfecting the classics, have a knack for creating custom or experimental drinks. And in addition to these carefully-crafted concoctions, the bar also offers a menu of refined bar bites. The Prohibition-era vibe is evident from the gold and red decor that is way more sexy than kitschy.

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26. Aviary 1733 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 (Alberta Arts Dist)

On the off, off chance that the bird ISN'T the word, it's probably a good bet that this restaurant/bar is. Aviary's got a great selection of cocktails and beers for you to wet your beak, and the food menu's organic, locally sourced ingredients will leave you questioning why you've been choking down millet seed all your life. Ok, no more puns, we promise!

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27. Hale Pele 2733 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 (Lloyd District)

You might be a landlubber, but there's no reason you can't pretend to be a pirate and taste more than 50 different rums from all over the map, earning monikers that were previously reserved for guys with birds on their shoulders. Hale Pele in the Lloyd District rejects your average tiki cocktails and instead adopts more inventive cocktails. Don't forget to order the Zombies, which are so strong they are limited to two per person.

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28. The Old Gold 2105 North Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97201 (Overlook)

The Old Gold in North Portland is somewhere between a neighborhood bar and a hip cocktail joint. It prides itself on having one of the largest whiskey collections in Portland, and though the stock is always changing, it's full of bourbon, rye, and whiskey from Japan, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland. Custom whiskey flights and pairings are available, as are house-made picklebacks. The bar also serves standout pub fare like smoked gouda grilled cheese, elk burgers, and caramelized onion-topped mac & cheese.

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29. Dar Salam 2921 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 (Alberta Arts Dist)

From food cart to a brick and mortar establishment, Dar Salam serves traditional Iraqi cuisine as well as Middle Eastern favorites like falafel sandwiches and grilled chicken kebabs.

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30. Smallwares 4605 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97213 (Beaumont Wilshire)

Smallwares serves inauthentic Asian cuisine one small plate at a time. Inauthentic as in take your expectations and turn them on its head. With fare like chicken lollipops and pork skin ragu, there's no better place to get your weird bar food on. For a slight return to normalcy, hit the bar for your choice cocktails, beer, and wine.

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31. Tasty n Alder 580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (Sw Portland)

From the same leadership / ownership of the popular Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder holds retains familiarity in presentation and fare. The apple brined pork chop, however, is one heck of a must-try on the dinner menu.

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32. Portland Penny Diner 410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

A New York style do-it-all eatery and bar, the Portland Penny Diner serves breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and of course your end of the night I-think-I' m-going-to-call it-but-I'm-hungry needs.

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33. Raven & Rose 1331 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 (Downtown)

Housed within a historical landmark, Raven & Rose serves upscale comfort food and a nearly overwhelmingly large wine list. The beautiful dining room is inspired by the Irish and British countryside, as does the menu. Take dining to the next level by experiencing a bison cheeseburger paired with a craft beer you can't pronounce.

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34. Imperial 410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR (82nd Ave)

Imperial restaurant, located in the historic Hotel Lucia, is owned and operated by Chef extraordinaire Vitaly Paley. This spot has a modern bright interior, and all the food is dishes made with local ingredients. The menu's combination of new and traditional American cuisine can be paired with any of Imperial's fine wines, specialty cocktails or draft and bottled beers.

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35. Tasting East & TE Bar 909 SW Park, Portland, 97211 (Downtown)

These two separate venues serve a fusion of East Asian cuisine, ranging from Japan to Thailand and everywhere in between. There's also an Asian and American breakfast menu, and the specialty woks used at Tasting East provide a unique flavor to every dish.

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36. Roman Candle Baking Co. 3377 SE Division, Portland, OR 97202 (Clintondivision)

This Clinton/Division bakery and cafe makes tasty pizzas that straddle the line between flatbread and focaccia-- neither too crunchy nor too fluffy, these pies have the crust to filling ratio on lock. Fresh baked bread, green salads, and pastries are also on offer inside their stylish, Euro-chic digs.

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37. Block + Tackle 3113 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 (Clintondivision)

Block + Tackle's a rustic seafood restaurant with oceanic accoutrements, serving up Pacific-wrangled fish and slinging boozy punches.

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38. Sen Yai 3384 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 (Clintondivision)

The Pok Pok empire continues to grow with this old-school noodle joint on Division St, where you can snag traditional Thai breakfast eats like porky Jok porridge and Sen Lek Naam Kai soup with poached eggs. They also serve up lunch and dinner (with cocktails) in case their 8a opening time is too aggressive.

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39. Sok Sab Bai 2625 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202 (Clintondivision)

Cambodian food may not be your standard dining option, but the folks at Sok Sab Bai in Clinton will make it a staple of your diet soon enough. They're serving up authentic Cambodian dishes, like pork belly buns, fish sauce-marinated steaks, Khmer red curry, and Cambodia's national dish of catfish and coconut milk steamed in banana leaves, the Amok Trey.

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40. Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library 1124 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

If you're a whiskey fan, Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library in Portland is worth a trip. One of the best whiskey bars in the country, it has more than 1,500 whiskeys stacked along a huge brick wall, and in true library fashion, they're accessible by a sliding ladder. Roaming bartenders serve drinks from bar carts, and they know more about whiskey than you ever will, so trust them. You can buy a membership to the semi-gentlemen's club to reserve a table ahead of time, otherwise you'll have to wait a few hours for a seat on peak nights with the rest of the non-members. You can always buy a one-time "Hall Pass" to skip the line though.

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41. Grassa 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

From the same team that brought you Lardo, Grassa's an Italian resto that dishes out house-made pastas like radiatori, chitarra, and strozzapreti with delicious Boot-inspired sauces and toppings.

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42. Brunch Box 620 SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)

BB specializes in ridiculous burgers and sandwiches, including the absolutely huge Burgermeister (two beef patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, Thousand Island dressing, and THREE pieces of bun). Good luck!

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43. Racion 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205 (Sw Portland)

This popular tapas factory cooks in an open, all-electric kitchen so you can observe the chefs as they whip up your meal, while you sip on a signature craft cocktail, of course.

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44. Verde Cocina 524 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl District)

Verde Cocina is owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team dedicated to using Portland area farms' freshest ingredients to make the tastiest Mexican food around. The restaurant, located in the fashionable Pearl District, is a testament to this goal, serving up delicious guacamole, carne asada, and they even have a tequila sampler menu.

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45. The Parish 231 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl District)

The Parish's Cajun/Creole inspired menu includes farm-fresh oysters at the Raw Oyster bar, shrimp stew, Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya and much more. There's outdoor seating available, and The Parish has even been known to stick a whole hog on a spit and slow-roast that sucker. There is power in pork, for sure.

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46. Oven and Shaker 1134 NW Everette, Portland, OR 97214 (Pearl District)

Pizza wouldn't be worth much — let alone existent — without either an oven or seasoning shakers, and we're just thankful that four-time-James-Beard-nominated chef Cathy Whim's Oven & Shaker has both. The pies pulled from her wood-fired oven at this sleek Pearl District dining room are the real deal: creative topping combinations like salumi and honey on thin-but-still-chewy dough keep tables full. Italian street foods, from fried mozzarella to arancini balls, round out the meal. Italian whites and reds are sprinkled with local vintages, but the true stars are the cocktail options like the maple syrup- and bell pepper juice-infused anise vodka sip, Pepper Smash #2. But you don't have to be the only one drinking: let it be known that there's a special option on the menu where you can "buy the kitchen a six-pack." You should do it.

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47. Bamboo Sushi NW 836 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (Nw Portland)

This place is all about sustainable sushi, using responsibly-sourced ingredients while also supporting marine stewardship organizations such as Salmon Nation, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Blue Ocean Institute. But, as important as wildlife conservancy is, Bamboo Sushi's green initiative extends beyond sourcing and advocacy to include close monitoring of power and water use, as well as the use of biodegradable containers. This commitment has garnered Bamboo Sushi "Certified Green Restaurant" status with the Green Restaurant Association, which is pretty darn impressive in our book.

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