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I have a little more than a week in Portland (starting Wednesday) and want to find the things that make eating in Portland special... I'm looking for unique food to the area but also things just so good I can't afford to miss. I eat and enjoy absolutely everything that's good, with a slight preference towards seafood... The idea here is The Megavore's Guide to Eating in Portland... Please help if you can... Thanks

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  1. There are a million and a half food carts:
    http://www.foodcartsportland.com/
    The highlights are Big Ass Sandwiches and Whiffles

    For dinner I like Andina, Acadia, Eat: An Oyster Bar.

    di prima dolci is a great bakery (get the cannoli) with a good lunch menu and it is next to the Hop and Vine.

    Pix Patisserie has a few different locations and they are fantastic.

    Pok Pok is all the rage too.

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    Pok Pok
    3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

    Andina Restaurant
    1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

    Pix Patisserie
    3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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    1. re: cookingasshole

      Everyone says to get the Cannoli at DaPrima but I think they're terrible. Is there any other place for them in PDX?

      1. re: pdxgastro

        I don't think anyone else in town makes their own shells. Di Prima's are not as good as they once were, but still the best traditional one in town.

        Al Forno Ferruzza makes them, and makes the ricotta themselves which is awesome, but they use cinnamon in the filling, and it does not taste traditional. I do not mind that, oddly enough, but the shells are from a package and so are not as good on that level. I have these more often than Di Prima's these days. And though their pizza is pretty good, they make calzones using that ricotta that are AMAZING. Nice salad there too.

        Apizza Scholls also makes cannoli but they don't make their own shells, either. They are good, but not better than the other two, IMO.

        Key is all of these folks fill them to order so at least you never have to deal with the stale/soggy thing.

        I know this thread is a year old, but since you asked, let's celebrate the revival! ;o)

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        Apizza Scholls
        4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

        1. re: JillO

          Thanks, JillO. On another board I've learned that Martinotti's near Powell's also sells cannolis and so does this new place, Enzo's, on NE Alberta.

          1. re: pdxgastro

            I am always wary of stuff from Martinotti's...I just don't think they get enough turnover and I have bought packaged things there that have been past their prime. And I hardly ever see anyone in there. I am curious to hear about whether they make their own shells or use the boxed ones...and if they fill them to order...and, of course, if they are any good. ;o)

            Enzo's is very new, haven't heard much about it yet on any level.

            Please report back what you find if you go!

    2. Hm, you've made the same post I intended on making. I'm pretty well set in regards to breweries and bars but restaurants elude me. I'm happy to say that my hotel is pretty damn near the pod at 9th and Alder, so I'll hit that. But is there any other cuisine that is a must in Portland? I'll admit to being fairly biased living in NY but I'll still game for anything.

      1. I went to Portland a few weeks ago. My top spots were...

        For breakfast... The Porthole - http://www.portholemaine.com/

        Lunch/dinner...Bingas Wingas (if you want sports/wings/beer) http://www.bingaswingas.com/

        Lunch/dinner.. Flatbread Company http://flatbreadcompany.com/

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        1. re: Riglde37

          Riglde37..you are on the Portland, Or board....

        2. portlandfood.org has a lot of opinionate foodies, a good read!
          My latest craze is the salmon lefse wrap @ Viking Soul food
          I think a cart pod tour of portland would get you a lot of the best ..foodcartsportland.com

          everyone that comes her wants to go to Tasty and Sons and the Screen Door
          Check out Aviary
          Meat Cheese Bread
          Bunk Bar
          I love Accanto' breakfast
          Koi Fusion
          Trent Pierce's brunch @ St. Jack
          Alder Pastry
          The Sugar Cube
          Chiang Mai
          the list can go on...
          have fun!

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          Meat Cheese Bread
          1406 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214