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The Meat-on-a-Stick Heatmap: Where to Skewer Now

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Meat comes in many forms, and sometimes that "form" involves introducing an inedible element — say, a skewer — to grill, roast, or deep-fry the lanced meat product. With that in mind, Eater sites across the country are simultaneosly devoting this hour to all things Meat-on-a-Stick: Here now, the Meat-on-a-Stick Heatmap, featuring some of the newer skewered-meat dishes that have popped up on Portland menus.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

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4118 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 889-0885
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At the just-opened Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, the "beef" section of the menu featuers a beef kushiyaki skewer with shishito pepper, and scallion.

2. Kachka

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720 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-0059
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Kachka's earning well-deserved buzz for its zakuski preparations, but its entree menu happens to feature a grilled lamb kebab, seasoned with a khmeli suneli spice blend.

3. Khao San

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1435 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209
This new Thai street food restaurant takes its meat-on-a-stick game seriously: Its pork skewers and marinated and grilled, and apparently show up to the table dramatically hanging like so.

4. The American Local

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3003 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 954-2687
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Chef Chris Whaley's neighborhood spot the American Local has received much attention for the "skewer" section on its menu. The meatier among them: flank steak, pork belly, and guanciale-wrapped Korean rice cakes.

5. ATAULA

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1818 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 894-8904
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Ataula's Jose Chesa offers a "xupa-xup" of chorizo and goat cheese, served (like most lollipops) on a stick.

6. Expatriate

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5424 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 805-3750
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This drinking den features Beard-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy's take on the corn dog: It's made here with skewered Chinese sausage.

7. Fogo de Chão

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930 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 241-0900
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Literally all the meat here is served on a stick. (Technically, they're giant sticks and gauchos slice off a cut tableside, but nonetheless: Literally all the meat here is served on stick.)

1. Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

4118 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
At the just-opened Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, the "beef" section of the menu featuers a beef kushiyaki skewer with shishito pepper, and scallion.
4118 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

2. Kachka

720 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Kachka's earning well-deserved buzz for its zakuski preparations, but its entree menu happens to feature a grilled lamb kebab, seasoned with a khmeli suneli spice blend.
720 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214

3. Khao San

1435 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209
This new Thai street food restaurant takes its meat-on-a-stick game seriously: Its pork skewers and marinated and grilled, and apparently show up to the table dramatically hanging like so.
1435 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209

4. The American Local

3003 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Chef Chris Whaley's neighborhood spot the American Local has received much attention for the "skewer" section on its menu. The meatier among them: flank steak, pork belly, and guanciale-wrapped Korean rice cakes.
3003 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

5. ATAULA

1818 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210
Ataula's Jose Chesa offers a "xupa-xup" of chorizo and goat cheese, served (like most lollipops) on a stick.
1818 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210

6. Expatriate

5424 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
This drinking den features Beard-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy's take on the corn dog: It's made here with skewered Chinese sausage.
5424 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

7. Fogo de Chão

930 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Literally all the meat here is served on a stick. (Technically, they're giant sticks and gauchos slice off a cut tableside, but nonetheless: Literally all the meat here is served on stick.)
930 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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