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New restaurant developments in the last year?

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hauckpdx Jun 27, 2013 07:23 PM

Portland native here. I'm moving back home next week after a hellish one year hiatus down in Killeen, Texas (the seventh circle of hell) and I'm wondering if I've missed any big developments in the local food scene while I was gone. Is there any must-try restaurants or food carts that opened up in my absence? Or any previously good places that have gone downhill? I am chomping at the bit to return to a place where people don't regard Red Lobster as fine dining.

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    FoodDee RE: hauckpdx Jun 28, 2013 02:18 PM

    The Eater Heatmap shows the latest "in" restaurant opening but updates it every month so you have to search backward to find everything for the passed year. A lot if new places have opened in the passed year so it will be worth the search. This is a link to the most recent
    http://pdx.eater.com/archives/2013/06...

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      hauckpdx RE: FoodDee Jun 28, 2013 02:52 PM

      Thank you! I'll definitely do a thorough search.

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      DanielLP RE: hauckpdx Jul 11, 2013 09:43 AM

      Park at Division and 39th and start your food safari down the blocks. It is exploding with new, great, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, wine shops, wineries and more.

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        WorthTheWait RE: hauckpdx Jul 18, 2013 03:05 AM

        You can't go wrong with division street, it is amazing how much is going on around here. Also check out Alberta as it is always changing.

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