Few cities the size of Portland have as vibrant and creative a restaurant scene. The numerous farmer's markets and urban gardens illustrate that Portlanders take their food seriously. The bar has been raised so high that one can expect to find excellent, affordable fare from the food carts parked around downtown. This has made the restaurants work even harder to please their guests with innovative cooking and sustainably produced food. Even the local fast food chain, Burgerville, brags about its utilization of local agriculture. Influxes of various immigrant populations have made authentic food from every continent easily accessible. Excellent Lebanese, Ethiopian, Indian, Thai, Japanese, French and Italian dining can be found within a few mile's radius. Every neighborhood in this city has its own flavor. From the Cafes of North Mississippi like Toro Bravo to the elegant restaurants of the Downtown Cultural District, there are so many great eating establishments in Portland, it is very difficult to narrow down a list to just ten recommendations. This particular top-ten list shows a range of what Portland has to offer. From family cafes to tapas bars we have selected the best. From the new and experimental to the traditional favorites, this list provides a range of suggestions from the cream of Portland's restaurant crop.
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