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Portland’s great cuisine knows no bounds.

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    Andina

    The traditional and “novo Andean” cuisine, accompanied by live Latin music and authentic regional art, make Andina a Peruvian mecca in the Pearl. Among the traditional recipes, try the lamb shank or Incan pork stew with chocolate, alongside flavorful dishes like quinoa risotto, ceviche, empanadas and causa (lime-infused mashed potatoes).

    East India Co. Grill & Bar

    A wood-charcoal-fired tandoor oven stars inside East India Co. Grill & Bar, a downtown favorite decked with deep-red walls and curtained booths. Meat-craving diners go for chicken tikka masala and lamb bursting with adventurous spices. Vegetarian dishes also shine, including the grilled mushrooms marinated with ginger and lemon.

    Yakuza

    Experience the charm of a Japanese izakaya at Yakuza, an Alberta Arts District gem with welcoming communal tables and a garden patio. Signature dishes include the scallop tempura with shredded filo, Kobe tartare, sashimi and sushi, all paired with inventive cocktails or saké. But there’s no shame in ordering a burger: Yakuza’s celebrated twist on the American classic comes with chèvre and shoestring potatoes.

    Langbaan

    At Southeast Portland’s popular Thai spot PaaDee, in-the-know diners pull a handle on a wall-mounted meat grinder behind the main room to enter Langbaan, a restaurant inside a restaurant. Here, owner Earl Ninsom and head chef Rassamee Ruaysuntia, a recruit from the world-famous Nahm in Thailand, combine ancient Thai recipes and Oregon produce for 12-course feasts with dishes like smoked mussels over coconut meat and a curry of watermelon, dried snakehead fish and fried shallots.


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