BUN BO HUE
7002 SE 82nd Ave
Bun Bo Hue Noodle Soup $6.50
Vermicelli Bun with Roasted Pork $6.50
Chicken Wings $4.50
Total $17.50 (feeds two)
Join the masses venturing to the gateway of Clackamas County to try this restaurant’s namesake soup. With thick noodles, various pig parts, and a rich and briny broth, it’s a staple of North Vietnam—and catnip to local chefs.
GOOD TASTE NOODLE HOUSE
18 NW Fourth Ave
Wonton Soup $5.50
Spinach with Garlic Sauce $7.95
½ Steamed Chicken $7.95
Total $21.40 (feeds three)
Don’t expect atmosphere at this Chinatown dive. But who needs it when there’s addictive, golf-ball-size, shrimp-studded pork dumplings; steamed chicken with ginger-garlic dipping paste; and fresh greens tossed in savory oyster sauce?
1469 NE Prescott St
Pork Spare Ribs ½ Rack (Two Sides) $17.00
Texas-Style Red Chili with Cornbread $7.00
Total $24.00 (feeds two)
Any questions about the Lone Star State’s culinary greatness? With unforgettable piles of pork ribs, red chili, and homemade cornbread, Podnah chef (and Texas food ambassador) Rodney Muirhead provides the unequivocal answers.
10115 SW Nimbus Ave, Tigard
Mast’Mousier (Yogurt with Garlic) $4.95
Iskender Kabob $11.95
Total $21.85 (feeds two)
Take a break from the malls for this Tigard mainstay’s Iskender Kabob, a heaping pile of lamb atop tidy triangles of fresh-baked pita, gobs of the smoothest-ever hummus, and a sautéed mixed pepper sauce. Even better with Mast’Mousier, a thick Middle Eastern yogurt specked with fresh garlic.