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[PDX] Visiting Chowhound queries, Part One: The Neighborhoods

patrick | Mar 16, 200505:14 PM


My partner and I will be in Portland for about a week in early April. I previously posted inquiring about the downtown food carts and got lots of great information; thanks, everyone, for that.

I have two more queries about Portland chow. To facilitate discussion I have posted them in two parts.


Part One.
The Neighborhoods.

We will be visiting many different neighborhoods on our holiday. Our explorations will be conducted during the day. Therefore we are on the lookout for cheap, casual lunch options.

We are versatile in our tastes, and we enjoy Thai and Mexican food as much as a well-made sandwich or salad. Of course if an establishment is exceptionally excellent, centrally located in a given neighborhood, or imbued with neighborhood character, this would be a bonus.

Cheap in this case means $10 per person, or less, for lunch. Pubs, taco trucks, and cafes are examples of feasible options. I suppose indoor seating is ideal, in case of weather. (We'll be cycling.)

Here are the neighborhoods we'll be exploring:

St. John's
Mt. Tabor

Forgive me if my neighborhood names are out of date or unclear. Neighborhoods grouped with slashes (/) mean that we'll probably see all of these neighborhoods in the course of one day, so recommendations in one of the 'hoods will serve us well.

We will also be in and around Downtown, Old Town, the Pearl, and Hawthorne Blvd, but our previous experience in Portland and the resources of this board will serve us very well for those.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. We shall take notes, and report back.




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