The Top Five Places to Eat in Portland This Week

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The Top Five Places to Eat in Portland This Week

Ultimate Seafood mac and cheese Everybody Eats PDX (Chris Nesseth) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on G+ Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Share on WhatsApp Share on SMS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email By WW Staff | Published April 26 at 10:24 PM Updated April 26 at 10:42 PM

1. Everybody Eats

138 NW 10th Ave., 503-318-1619, 11 am-3 pm and 5-11 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Launched as a catering service on the outer eastside, Everybody Eats has moved into the heart of the Pearl District, bringing a menu inspired by co-owner Johnny Huff Jr.’s family roots in Texas and Louisiana. The showstopper is the Ultimate Seafood Mac-and-Cheese: shrimp, lobster and crab mixed in with cheese sauce and noodles, with half a lobster tail, two prawns and lump of crab meat on top.

Read more: Everybody Eats Started on the Outer Eastside and Now It’s Here—Bringing Chicken and Waffles and Seafood Mac ‘n’ Cheese to the Heart of the Pearl District

2. Nicholas

1109 SE Madison St., 503-235-5123, 11 am-8 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-8 pm Sunday.

One of Portland’s oldest Lebanese-Mediterranean restaurants has a new, much larger home—plus new Lebanese-inspired cocktails and mocktails, and some of the city’s best falafel, shawarma and kebabs.

Read more: Portland Lebanese Institution Nicholas Restaurant Has Opened in a New, Larger Space

3. Toki

580 SW 12th Ave., 503-312-3037, Dinner served 4-8 pm Wednesday-Sunday, brunch 11 am-3 pm Friday-Sunday.

At the moment, Toki is, for all intents and purposes, Han Oak, with a menu that includes both greatest hits and revised versions of other old favorites. But there’s also food that chef Cho was not inclined to cook much in the past, including bibimbap and a steamed bao burger, maybe the world’s first reheating-friendly cheeseburger.

Read more: Old Favorites Dominate the Menu at Han Oak Spinoff Toki, but Peter Cho Isn’t Above Experimenting With Viral Food Trends

4. Lottie & Zula’s

120-A NE Russell St., 503-333-6923, 8 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Breakfast all day, lunch 10:30 am to close. Takeout and delivery only.

Toro Bravo is gone, replaced by a punky sandwich window with New England roots. The heart of the Lottie & Zula’s breakfast menu are bolo levedos, or “Portuguese muffins”—something like a cross between an English muffin and a King’s Hawaiian roll.

Read more: A New England-Inspired Sandwich Shop Has Moved Into the Former Toro Bravo Space, and It’s Serving Portuguese Muffins

5. Mama Dut

1414 SE Morrison St., 503-954-1222, Noon-6 pm Thursday-Sunday.

Former hairstylist Thuy Pham has experienced a meteoric rise in the Portland food scene, and it’s easy to understand why: Pham employs long-established techniques to create Vietnamese-inspired vegan food that’s as comforting as it is decadent.

Read more: These Six Oregonians Had Their Careers Sideswiped by the Pandemic. Here’s What They Did to Stay Afloat.


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