For decades, the Foster-Powell triangle has welcomed generations of international and domestic transplants, growing into one of Portland’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Bound by three arterials — Foster, Powell, and SE 82nd — “FoPo” stretches between Inner Southeast’s nationally celebrated restaurant scene, the heart of Portland’s East and Southeast Asian cuisine along SE 82nd, and the wide-ranging fare along SE Foster, anchored by the Portland Mercado. This multifaceted neighborhood features a thrilling array of dining options at all price points. The map below highlights culinary traditions of nearly a dozen countries — including Afghanistan, Peru, and Vietnam — and is just the starting point for exploring Foster-Powell. Per usual, this map is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More