(46) Barbur World Foods-wood fired pita bread
9845 S.W. Barbur Blvd.
This grocery featured wood-fired pita bread with a hearty smokey flavor. My favorite sandwiches were falafels and schwarmas of the lamb and beef varieties. The grocery also features middle eastern drinks such as yogurt soda and fruit drinks of rose hip, mulberry, and date juice. A great stop for any foodie.
(47) Dave LaFollete's Back to the Grind Expresso-Cincinnati style chile
10903 S.E Powell
Portland has a veritable plethora of good expresso places that feature excellent coffee. What differentiates them is food options. Back to the Grind features Cincinnati native Joni Fox's quite authentic Cincinnati style chile. Ms. Fox makes the spaghetti fresh for each plate and the dish has a hint of chocolate and cumin. There is little local familiarity with the dish(Ms. Fox tells me some folks order a one way!) but I believe Ms. Fox's work would pass muster in the Queen City. While no one ought to come to Portland just to eat Cincinnati style chile, this place serves the real deal and I hope homesick Ohioans and curious locals will sample the fare here.
(48) Voodootoo Too-Donuts
1501 N.E. Davis
After being featured on Man Vs. Food, Anthony Boudain's show , the latest Stern roadfood book, and this website, Voodoo Donuts does not need much help from me. The Bacon Maple bar, the Memphis mafia combo of peanut butter, chocolate and banana, and the strawberry filled eponymous voodoo donut remain taste destinations for any serious donut lover. The new location is off a major street and features a lot more parking. It does not have the grit of the downtown location( I miss the homeless guys and the denizens of the low-rent hotel next to the downtown store) but the menu is the same and the parking is easier if you want a quick grab and go. But any serious roadfooder needs to stop here.
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