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raysfan Jul 13, 2010 08:28 PM

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

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    JayinPortland Jul 14, 2010 01:01 AM

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

    http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/sec_Experience/markets/Saturday_PSU_Mkt.php

    Also, check out our food carts -

    http://www.foodcartsportland.com/

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      Starlag Jul 14, 2010 08:40 AM

      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.

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      Andina Restaurant
      1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

      Laurelhurst Market
      3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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        JayinPortland Jul 14, 2010 09:20 AM

        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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          Tom from Raleigh Jul 16, 2010 06:45 AM

          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.

          http://extramsg.com/portland-food/por...

          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!

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          Pok Pok
          3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

          1. re: Tom from Raleigh
            JillO Jul 16, 2010 09:54 AM

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

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