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jimmyjet Oct 14, 2006 08:53 PM

I'm looking for seafood restaurants and markets. I've lived here a couple of months and I'm having a doussie of a time finding a decent fish market. The best I've found are Asian markets on 82nd and supermarkets. I live near Lloyd Center. Can you recommend places to check out?
Also looking for a reasonably-priced seafood restaurant for tonight, a place that knows how to cook it so the scallops don't go boing.

  1. j
    jimmyjet Oct 19, 2006 10:00 PM

    I'll check out Pacific again. I went in a couple weeks ago and the stuff looked awful

    1. t
      tuilehomme Oct 19, 2006 05:35 AM

      Pacific Seafoods, 3380 SE Powell Blvd. A number of the top restaurants get their fish from them. Everything is always fresh. They are not open on weekends.

      Whole Foods is a good bet for the ususual, like monkfish and skate. Be careful to eyeball or smell, because I don't think they pay a lot of attention to freshness. I've bought monkfish there and gotten it home to find it to be a little close to the "pull" point.

      Cheers,
      Chris

      1. m
        MichaelG Oct 16, 2006 03:56 PM

        I think New Seasons has the best fish in town. The one on Division may be closest to you.

        1. w
          whimsy2 Oct 16, 2006 01:54 AM

          I would add that if you're a fan of crabcakes, Whole Foods makes wonderful ones (carried in the fish market) - they're as good as or better than many I've had in restaurants and there's VERY minimal filler, too. Last time I bought some was about 6 months back and I think one costs about $6 or so. I just pan fry them briefly to warm 'em up.

          1. extramsg Oct 15, 2006 01:54 AM

            Newman's in City Market NW. Uwajimaya in Beaverton. Whole Foods.

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