Because Portland is a foodie town, it is, almost by default, a phở town too. And if phở's your thing but you've yet to pay a visit to Ben Bui's Fish Sauce, then you are seriously depriving yourself of a bowl of what Bui calls "mommy food"—his mother and aunt run the kitchen and cook the dishes he ate as a boy. Fish Sauce's phở comes with a choice of three main ingredients—chicken, filet mignon and meatballs or tofu with vegetables. More...
Pause Kitchen & Bar
Pause’s macaroni and cheese is wholesome, hearty and served piping hot, so you'll want to give it a moment to cool. Made with a three-cheese béchamel steeped with onions, garlic, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper, as well as elbow macaroni that's been scored with ridges to capture and hold as much cheese as possible, the mac is crusted with panko and baked in a shallow ceramic bowl until it's creamy More...
Reel ‘m Inn
This, fowl enthusiasts, is where to go for the straightforward, red-blooded-American style fried chicken. Reel ‘m Inn does it well with minimal fuss: This is a dive bar, and they fry their chicken as simply as they might make a gin-and-tonic. What comes out is a thickly crusted bird (you choose which parts) that crunches deafeningly over a tender interior. We recommend you alternate bites with sips of your cold PBR More...
Baby, it's cold outside! And, there's nothing like a drop in temperature to make us crave the comfort of phở, mac and cheese, and fried chicken. Suggestions above for each.