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iloveyou Sep 19, 2013 03:26 PM

Just moved, what are some of your favorite restaurants, bars, grocery stores, meat butchers, bakeries? I like it all. Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Mexican, anything you can think of that's in the SE. Or if it's not too far away in Portland. Just moved from Eugene. Also, know of any places that you can fill a corny keg? We really liked Lochmead farms milk, what are some local milk that's good in Portland?!

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    iloveyou Nov 18, 2013 10:01 PM

    True, True! I live on 31st. So, Division is pretty close. Maybe a ten minute walk or so. I am in search of a meat market that is close by and isn't super expensive like the woodsmen. Thank you all for your suggestions! I am looking for a meat market to buy prime rib for Christmas, or pork belly.

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    1. re: iloveyou
      DanielLP Nov 18, 2013 10:16 PM

      Pork Belly - http://fubonn.com/supermarket.html or https://plus.google.com/109071043897614648206/about?gl=us&hl=en
      Prime Rib http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

    2. JillO Sep 26, 2013 12:58 PM

      Yeah, Like Leonardo said, SE is pretty big...are you looking for stuff east or west of 39th? How far north or south? "Or if it's not too far away..." - huh? really?

      You'll get better responses if you are more specific. My holding pattern at work, is your luck today. ;o)

      My GF has a milk subscription for unpasteurized milk from Deck Family Farm (you have to call them directly - technically, you rent a share of the cow). We pick up a half gallon (the minimum) in a canning jar every Sat. from a cooler in a neighbor's driveway on SE 72nd just north of Division. I believe that they have other pick-up sites, but that is the one near us in SE. I'm not a huge milk drinker, but she is and she LOVES it.

      Here are some good spots to start you off:

      On SE Division: Lauretta Jean's, Ava Gene's, Mi Mero Mole, Spielman's, Sunshine Tavern, Little Big Burger, Little T, Taste Unique

      On SE Stark: Oblique Coffee, Meat Cheese Bread, Tanuki, Country Cat, Vintage Cocktail Lounge

      On SE Belmont and SE Morrison: Roost, Nostrana, Genoa/Accanto, Hokusei

      On SE Hawthorne or just off of it: Apizza Scholls, Castagna/Cafe Castagna, Three Doors Down, Boxer Sushi, Lardo, Evoe (in Pasta works), Waffle Window (on the side of Bread & Ink Cafe)

      On SE Clinton: St. Jack, Sok Sab Bai (ok it's really on SE21st, but it is next to St. Jack)

      SE 9th (in same building): Biwa, Simpatica

      On SE Powell: Binh Minh, Best Baguette

      On SE 82nd: Chinese Delicacy, EC Kitchen, Ha & VL, Showcase Foods

      On SE Foster: NWIPA (mostly beer, but their tiny menu is good), Foster Burger, Slingshot Lounge, An Xuyen

      Grocery stores: New Seasons Market (one on SE Division and one on SE Hawthorne), FuBonn, Pastaworks

      Butchers: Laurelhurst Market (on Burnside, close enough ;o)

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      1. re: JillO
        iloveyou Nov 18, 2013 10:02 PM

        True! I live on 31st. Thank you for the suggestions. I'll definitely give those a try!

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        DanielLP Sep 23, 2013 10:01 AM

        Division street exploration from 50th to 10th has bakeries, bars, resturants, botequets and more.
        Indian - Bollywood is opening in a one. Wait for it.
        Mexican - Xico and Mero Mole
        Grocery - Green Zebra...is coming, New Seasons
        Seafood - Block and Tackle
        Pie & Biscuits - Lauretta Jeans
        Coffee - Stumptown 1st store
        Lady lacey things - Foundation
        Gourmet Italian sauces, pasta and the only good Pizza Bianca in Portland - Taste Unique
        NW food and great wine - Bar Avignon
        Gourmet Bahn Mi and more - Double Dragon
        ....and more.
        Then explore Clinton street.
        Then Hawthorne.
        Good hunting!

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        1. re: DanielLP
          iloveyou Nov 18, 2013 10:03 PM

          Awesome! I live on 31st. Should be easy to tick those off my list!

          1. re: DanielLP
            iloveyou Nov 18, 2013 10:03 PM

            True. I live on 31st. Thank you for the suggestions. Xico sounds tasty!

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            Leonardo Sep 22, 2013 08:59 AM

            SE PDX is a vast area. Can you be a little more specific?

            New article about milk. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article...
            Odd they didn't try Jacobs Creamery from Salem, available at farmers markets.

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