Quick! Name the 38 hottest Portland restaurants. Can’t do it? Okay, try naming a dozen. Still no luck? You need this article.
I’m glad to see Firehouse on NE Dekum made the cut. We were there (again!) last night. The Pizza with House Made Fennel Sausage, Onion, and Fresh Mozzarella and Hand-Made Pappardelle with Pork Sugo, and Parmesan were top notch. It’s a real neighborhood hangout, with a down home 70’s vibe. Don’t worry about finding it. Park in the general neighborhood and follow your nose. You’ll smell the wood smoke from a couple blocks way.
Now back to the article in which PDX Eater attempts to answer the perennial question, “Where should we eat in Portland?”
“It’s time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a Portland restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we’ll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.”
Check out the full story, The Essential 38 Portland Restaurants, April 2014, on PDX Eater.