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Jul 13, 2010 08:28 PM

Portland first-timer...where to eat, what to do in 3 days?

First time to Portland. Know it is a foodie mecca. Need recs for 3 days--food and sites

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  1. If you're here on a Saturday, check out the PSU Farmers' Market -

    Also, check out our food carts -

    1. You can't go wrong with: Andina (Peruvian), Laurelhurst Market (menu changes), Nedd Ludd, ...honestly, there's so much to choose from we need some parameters.

      You can have exceptional dining for less than $15 a plate. Happy hours present at nearly every restaurant, so you can eat on a budget. We also have great food carts. On the other end of the spectrum there are places like Beast and Andina that are a bit more but worth every dime.Breakfasts are also a big deal and I'd encourage at least one large breakfast while you are here.

      Andina Restaurant
      1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

      Laurelhurst Market
      3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

      1. Oh, and also now that it's summer and beautiful outside, don't forget to look beyond the normal touristy stuff. If you're lucky, maybe you'll be in town for a Sunday Parkways or a street fair or a beer festival or a bike event, etc...

        Being Portland, many of these events are naturally focused around beer and food of course...

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        1. re: JayinPortland

          Be sure and hit the Farmer's Market at Portland State. It's the best farmer's market I've seen anywhere. Also, be sure and hit the carts. When we travelled to Portland a few weeks ago, this guide was my bible.

          I still think fondly of some of the awesome food I had there: the killer chicken rice from Nong's cart, the Schnitzelwich from Tabor, the pastrami from Kenny & Zuke's, the boar collar from Pok Pok, the drinking vinegar also from Pok Pok, and multiple tastes from Cartopia. Enjoy your time in Portland. I can't wait to go back!

          Pok Pok
          3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

          1. re: Tom from Raleigh

            Glad you had a great time here, Tom! Yeah, that Schnitzelwich is absurdly delicious...sandwich crack.