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Portland Post-Critics?

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Not-so-anonymous Seattle Weekly food critic Hanna Raskin made a trip down south this weekend, and during her first-ever visit to Portland, decided that "the city is a sobering case study for a professional food critic." According to Raskin, despite the popular notion that "food cities" can't thrive without professional critics to curate and elevate taste, Portland's doing "just fine without an Anton Ego type issuing culinary decrees," and that the culinary scene certainly hasn't suffered for its lack of critics. In fact, "Far from it: Judging from the edible weirdness I witnessed — including coffee liqueurs made with locally roasted beans, the nation's first all-cider bar, and food trucks on almost every block — it's flourishing." Click through for the full critical assessment. [Seattle Weekly]

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