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📺 This one’s for all you Squid Game fans: Here’s where you can get food from the show around Stumptown. Portland Monthly put together this comprehensive list of food from each episode of the new (and disturbing) Netflix series — from ddukbokki at Chimcking to bibimbap at Happy Bibimbap House 2 and dalgona coffee at Toki; you’ll find something to celebrate your favorite character surviving to the next episode. (Portland Monthly)
🎆 The New York Times says we’ve got two of America’s most exciting restaurants. And, well, I mean, what’d you expect? 😉 Stumptown’s food scene packs one hell of a punch. Coquine and Eem were named on the Times’ list of 50 restaurants they are excited to visit after the pandemic wraps up. Both of these local eateries previously won Restaurant of the Year awards from the Oregonian; with Coquine’s classic and refined menu and Eem’s blend of Texas BBQ mixed with Thai flavors, it’s easy to see why. (OregonLive)
🍕Get ready (and hungry) for lamb-topped pizza coming to the Brooklyn neighborhood. Former Ración chef Anthony Cafiero will open up Meta Pizza on Oct. 26 and his mouthwatering menu will feature classic pies (margherita-style, cheese, pepperoni, etc) as well as artisanal eats like the Brooklyn Rabe which comes with fresh mozzarella, spicy peppers, and toothsome broccoli rabe. Dunno about you, but you’ll definitely find us there on opening day. (Don’t worry, we’ll save you a slice or two.) (EaterPDX / Meta Pizza)
🍣 Wanna get a little loose for some sush? Here’s where you can find some of Portland’s finest and freshest. Again, kudos and credits to Portland Monthly for this list of 11 of Stumptown’s best eateries to chow down on your next bowl of chirashi. You’ve definitely got some classics like Afuri Izakaya (we know, they’re more known for their ramen, but don’t sleep on their house-made unagi) as well as newcomers like Mitate rolling up fresh vegan rolls. So get your chopsticks ready and pour out the sake folks. (Portland Monthly)
🌎 If you’re looking for a sign to eat sustainably, this guide from Portland Mercury is it. The alt-weekly’s 2021 food and drink guide is all about how to be mindful with your munching. The series focuses onlocal restaurateurs adapting to climate change, how these chefs of color are decolonizing the Stumptown vegan food scene, and how tinned fish is having a bit of a moment and where you can get it sustainably right here in Portland. Because honestly, there’s nothing tastier than feeling good about what you’re eating. (Portland Mercury)
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