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The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, October 2011

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It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

This time around, the recently-added Aviary drops off the list due to its fire-related shutter (but will be reconsidered for inclusion once things get back up and running). Taking its place, however, is another NE Alberta hotspot, Natural Selection, which is killing it with its all-vegetarian menus (and stellar wine list).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pok Pok

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Bunk Sandwiches

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The Country Cat

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St. Jack

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Paley's

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Bamboo Sushi

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Screen Door

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Podnah's Pit

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Toro Bravo

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Ocean City

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Park Kitchen

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Nostrana

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Simpatica (Brunch)

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Metrovino

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Beaker & Flask

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Grain & Gristle

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Olympic Provisions

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Bar Avignon

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Apizza Scholls

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Broder Cafe

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Ha & VL

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Ned Ludd

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Castagna

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Little Big Burger

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Genoa Restaurant

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Clyde Common

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Grüner Restaurant

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Jade Teahouse & Patisserie

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Le Pigeon

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Laurelhurst Market

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Lincoln

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Tasty N Sons

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Natural Selection

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