The Pacific Northwest is well-known for fresh, local foods, artisan creations and some of the most unique independent restaurants in the nation. That said, like anywhere, the region also has its favorite chain restaurants, and one of those is Heaven Sent Fried Chicken. Esquire calls Heaven Sent "the most life-changing fried chicken in America," so you know it's got to be pretty special. It helps that Oprah Winfrey has dubbed it her favorite fried chicken!
Hungry for some tasty Asian cuisine? You might want to try Mee Sum, which has a huge variety of awesome food. They have favorities like Mongolian beef and lo mein noodles, but they also have honey walnut prawns and other seafood options if you love seafood. The Taiwainese popcorn chicken is especially good and it comes with fried basil.
Healthy eateries are becoming more of a norm these days, which is beneficial for the person with a busy lifestyle (and who doesn't have one of those lately?). At Bounty Kitchen, you are guaranteed a fresh, healthy meal made with natural, organic ingredients from local sources.
Cheese. Just the word makes you salivate, doesn't it? Cheese is one of the biggest pleasures on earth for many adults and at the Cheese & Crack Snack Shop, adults become kids in a candy store as they sample some of the best there is to taste. The Portland pleasure is known for various cheese plates accompanied by exquisite james, from tomato to marionberry, along with tender bites like pickled shallots or glazed peaches.