7 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Portland, OR.
Ha VL Vietnamese Noodle Soup is a Jade District lunch favorite for noodle soups way beyond typical bowls of pho.
Coquine is a homey French-ish Mt. Tabor restaurant that’s a cafe during the day and serves a tasting menu at night.
Family-run Tortilleria y Tienda De Leon makes it worth heading to East Portland for homestyle guisados (Mexican stews).
Ox is an Inner Northeast Argentinian restaurant known for their huge wood fired grill and the wide variety of meat and seafood cooked on it.
If you have ice cream in Portland, it should definitely be from Salt & Straw. Try one of their seasonal flavors or a classic, like honey lavender.
Pok Pok is the super cool Thai restaurant that your older cousin who went to college in Portland always used to talk about. However, it’s still great.