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What Portland food item(s) should an out-of-towner not miss?

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What Portland food item(s) should an out-of-towner not miss?

pickles210 | Jul 16, 2009 11:03 AM

My husband, son, and I will be in downtown Portland for three days next week, and I want to know what food you believe is a must have. What type(s) of food does Portland do best? We're coming from San Francisco and eat almost any type of cuisine. The food doesn't need to be fancy (we're big street food fans who are as happy with a wonderful burrito as we are with high-end food). My son (6yo) is also a good eater and has good restaurant etiquette, and so, while I don't want to go somewhere where a 6yo would upset other diners, I don't want to be relegated to "family-friendly" places simply because they are family-friendly. From what I've heard about Portland, I am guessing that most places would welcome children (at least if the kid isn't screaming, running around, etc.). We have also heard that you have very tasty food! Please note that while we do have excellent Asian food in SF, please don't hesitate to suggest any type of Asian food; I believe ours can be overrated. We are looking forward to visiting Portland and would very much appreciate your advice! Thanks!

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