Let’s be real: Since Oregon legalized marijuana, 4/20 isn’t exactly a big deal. Sure, dispensaries are giving out freebies and the lounges are throwing shindigs, but life continues. People work. However, celebrating with a joint and a ridiculous, sloppy sandwich wouldn’t be inappropriate on such a day. For those who do observe, enjoy this compilation of foods any stoned person would surely appreciate — including delivery details, just in case you’ve melted into your couch.Read More
In Honor of 4/20, Please Enjoy These Outrageous Food Items To Stuff in Your Face
From sloppy sandwiches to rice bowls
1. Burger, Muu-Muu's
There’s no way this burger was created by a sober individual: Angus sirloin, fries and American cheese are mashed together into a messy filling, slopped on a French roll. No judgment if you need a couple. Order it on Amazon.
2. Dan Dan Noodles, Duck House Chinese Restaurant
Portland, OR 97201
Soup dumplings are the obvious order at the PSU-area Chinese joint, but the sleeper hit is the dan dan noodle, with that tingly mala spice, crunchy peanuts and super-long noodles. Get lost in a bowl, or see how difficult it is to eat soup dumplings while out-of-your-mind high.
3. The Whole Shebamwich, Matt's BBQ
It’s too hard to make a decision. That’s why Matt’s BBQ, now comfortably relocated at Prost beer bar, gives barbecue aficionados the hot mess they crave: every meat in the house, from brisket to pork belly, piled on a single sandwich with pickles and slaw. Or, for the exceptionally hungry, go for a total shebang: brisket, pork, pork belly, sausages, three ribs and all the sides, including queso mac and cheese and coleslaw.
4. Three item combo, Queen of Sheba Restaurant
Eating delicious goop with your hands is an inevitably enjoyable experience while a little stoned, and the lovely vegetarian combos at Queen of Sheba Ethiopian are a blast to eat. From kik alicha, a yellow split pea stew, to the restaurant’s signature mushroom dish Tsebhi Kinttishara, the assortment of stews and sauces go smashingly well with a big sheet of injera, or flatbread.
5. Northern Lights Sushirito, Rollin' Fresh Sushiritos And Poke'
Fusion food is perhaps most appreciated by someone who’s ready to have their mind blown, and, say, white food TV personalities in the mid-2000s. Rollin’ Fresh combines salmon poke and shrimp tempura with a heaping dose of ginger guac and spicy aioli in this take on a sushi burrito. Order six and binge Ugly Delicious.
6. PB&J Fries, Potato Champion
Aw, remember Potato Champion? It’s still kicking, and those peanut butter and jelly fries with peanut satay and raspberry chipotle jam are as tasty as they were those late nights in your younger days. Pop over to Cartopia for a pile, or order them for delivery through Caviar.
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7. Combo #1, Hat Yai
Hat Yai fried chicken, with its aromatic shallots and juicy, tender meat, is already one of Portland’s best foods, but paired with the restaurant’s sweet, sticky curry and some roti to tear and dip, it’s almost unforgivable to skip Hat Yai when looped. Order it on Postmates.
8. The Hey Bob with bacon, Off The Waffle Clinton St.
The Southeast Portland outpost of this Eugene liege waffle company mastered the art of sweet and savory with the Hey Bob waffle, an almost caramelized pastry topped with sliced apple, havarti cheese, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Add a few slices of bacon to that bad boy, and you’ll be ready for that weird Czech surrealist movie you agreed to watch with your film-school-dropout roommate. Order it on Uber Eats.
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9. Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Pok Pok
A chorus of “Pok Pok is overrated!” and “Who would spend that much money on wings?!” is beginning to crescendo throughout Portland, but here’s the truth: Ike’s sweet-sticky-funky wings are the ideal munchies food. They were born for it. They’re messy, visceral, super flavorful, and paired with a side of those Thai pickles, there’s no excuse not to get them. Plus, if you want to skip going into an actual location, find them sites like Caviar.
10. It’s Always Sunny in Cully Pizza, Pizza Jerk
No one is disappointed by pizza when high, but Pizza Jerk’s take on the Hawaiian has that crave-worthy combo of tropical tang, spice, and salty animal fat. This pepperoni, pineapple, and pepper pie is yours for only $28.25. Order it through Caviar.
11. Bibim Box, Kim Jong Grillin
Playing with food is almost always fun, and Kim Jong Grillin’s take on the Korean classic rice bowl is the ideal plaything: Mix up a mess of bulgogi, kimchi, jap chae, and a fried egg for probably a little too long, and boom, you have the perfect combination of fermented funk, sweet marinated beef, and yolk. Pair it with Adventure Time and your comfiest pajama pants.