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Yoko’s

Japan

YOKO’S

2878 SE Gladstone St
503-736-9228

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Taka’s Tuna $7.50
Seaweed Salad $7.50
Kara-age (Japanese Fried Chicken) $9.00
Total $24 (feeds two)

Located on a “no-there-there” stretch of Gladstone, Yoko’s violates real estate’s cardinal rule of location, location, location—but it still packs the house thanks to specialties like Taka’s Tuna (a mound of fresh poke) and avocado wedges that cap a deafeningly crunchy deep-fried rice ball. One bite of these explains why this place commands long waits.

Italy

NICK’S ITALIAN CAFE

521 NE Third St, McMinnville
503-434-4471
nicksitaliancafe.com

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Basket of Homemade Bread $2.00
Trippa alla Milinese $8.00
Cerignola Olive Pizza $11.00
Total $21.00 (feeds two to three)

End a day in wine country at this locavore’s institution. Go for the wood-fired pizzas, like the Cerignola olive version, a steaming pie slathered with marinara and sprinkled with black Italian olives and fresh mozzarella. And don’t fear the tripe: bathed in a rich, tangy tomato sauce and anointed with a farm-fresh egg, this is the ideal companion to Nick’s house-made Italian loaves.

Mexico

AUTENTICA

5507 NE 30th Ave
503-287-7555
autenticaportland.com

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo $12.00
Verdolaga con Limon $7.00
Rice and Beans $4.00
Total $23.00 (feeds two)

James Beard–nominated chef and Guererro native Oswaldo Bibiano knows there’s nothing more satisfying than a cazuela of melted Oaxacan cheese mixed with tasty bits of Mexican chorizo—with a side of Autentica’s freshly made tortilla. Add a salad and some rice and beans, and you’ve got dinner for two.