I'm looking for quite a few suggestions here. I've lived on in off in Portland the last few years but have had little to no success in finding those really great places to eat that every city should have. So, I'm moving the family back to Portland and it may be permanent. We were raised in Eugene though so we don't really know anything about the history of Portland food.
I must admit I've lived the last 8 years in Los Angeles. So I've been spoiled by some of the best healthy Chinese (all white meat), best pizza/italin (LA Monicas and C&O), best Mexican (Tito's and El Cholo), Best Burgers (The Counter, omg) best Deli (Bay City) and more (California Chicken Cafe, Beard Papas, Yummy Cupcakes)
Does anyone have suggestions in Portland? I'm sure most of you haven't eaten much in LA but maybe some of you have and you can help point me in a good direction. As you can see I've given you many examples. I've done McMineans quite a few times and the food is just okay, good in a pinch.
The problem is it seems most of Portland is just great pub food or REALLY expensive restaurants, such as stuff around the pearl district.
Any help would be fantastic!