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Restaurants in Oregon

The restaurant's small size means you won’t have to share the fresh seafood and made-from-scratch desserts with a crowd.

At this food cart in a gourmet "pod" two blocks from the park, Dutch Tacos (pork sausage and maple spread served in a crisp waffle) are a favorite snack.

The sophisticated spot has delicious muffins and coffee, along with a lunch-and-dinner menu that includes bay shrimp, designer pizzas, and perfectly realized crab cakes.

The comfort-food restaurant's been around for a while, but it has a young new chef who trained at Mugaritz, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain.

The extensive menu at this upscale Peruvian spot presents some tough decisions. The small-plate selection is awfully tempting, with choices like grilled octopus kebabs with a caper-chimichurri sauce, or prawn-mango-passion-fruit ceviche.

This establishment in north Portland has been operating in one form or another for over eight decades. Larry and Carla White have been in charge for more than 25 years, building on the prior owner’s commitment to tiki.

The lounge serves casual fare by day, then morphs into a swanky steakhouse by night.

Set in a Victorian house in Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District, Paley’s Place and chef Vitaly Paley have appeared in numerous print and broadcast stories in such outlets as the New York Times and Martha Stewart Show, and in 2011, chef Vitaly beat Iron Chef Jose Garces on

Start the day with omelets and crepes.

Check Nong's Twitter feed (twitter.com/nongskhaomangai) to see if she's sold out of her signature (and only) dish, poached chicken and rice with soup. On the cart is a smiley-faced, rain-smudged sign: add fried chicken skin $1.