As Portland’s new, flashy restaurants often have Portland diners and food writers batting eyelashes, the city’s restaurant underdogs remain the favorites of their regulars and longtime Portlanders. These restaurant underdogs aren’t the names you’ll spot trawling Twitter or your Feedly: These mom-and-pops, receive little recognition, have zero PR presence, and be worthy of your cash.
It's extremely likely that one of your favorite under-recognized restaurants isn't on this map. Now's the time to show the love in the comments below and on social media. Portland has creative and quality-driven chefs and restaurant owners bursting from its seams, from St. Johns to Oregon City, and from Beaverton to Troutdale. If there were ever a place to give them a shoutout, this is it.
To see which restaurants used to be on the map, visit the Restaurant Underdog archive. (Note: The points on this map are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.)
—Carrie Uffindell and Chad WalshRead More