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Nibble a breakfast sandwich at Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry
Delicate mugs of Extracto coffee and eggy, pickled pepper-topped breakfast sandwiches oozing with brie are the morning draw at this pretty, new, plant-strewn bower next to the Hollywood Theatre.  

Cross state lines for a really good fish taco at Woody’s Tacos 
We don’t often send readers out to the ‘Couv for dining recommendations, but Woody’s Tacos, a Baja-style Mexican joint in downtown Vancouver, demands your attention. Go for the fish taco: deep-fried rockfish with a crunchy, browned shell, fresh, bright salsa, and lime crema nestled inside a house-made tortilla. 

Cut into Nostrana’s discounted pies 
In-the-know pizza-lovers are already hip to Nostrana’s $7 happy hour pizza margherita. But starting May 30, the Italian mainstay will sell half-price pies everyday from 5–6 p.m. at the bar and pizza counter. That includes all pies, even its salumi variety, with finocchiona, honey, and Mama Lil’s, for $8. 

Pop open seafood conservas at Bar Vivant 
Pix Patisserie’s champagne-loving bar has gone conserva-crazy, offering house-made versions of Spain’s famous, traditional canned seafood in every shape and form. Try anything from cockles and razor clams to tuna belly and trout, packed in oil and served alongside Andalusian-style potatoes.

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Bar Vivant/Pix Patisserie

$$ Dessert 2225 E Burnside St

Discover a quirky balance of European flavor and Portland charm at this wine lounge and tapas bar on East Burnside in the Kerns district, featuring a 2,000+ bottle wine cellar, outdoor courtyard, and French pastry creations from Pix's Cheryl Wakerhauser.

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Nostrana

$$ Italian, Pizza 1401 SE Morrison St.

Local food legend Cathy Whims presents Italian home cooking as it should be— stripped down, honest, powered by wood fire. No place in Portland is better suit...