Bargains in the Burbs

Delicious discoveries beyond the city limits

Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Allison Jones February 22, 2013

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A veritable BBQ feast for $17 at Pine Shed Ribs

Pine Shed Ribs

Surprise! The best barbecue in PDX lives in Lake Oswego. Test-drive the whole menu with the Full Sampler—pork and beef ribs, brisket, smoked chicken, and house-made andouille sausage, piled high. $17  

Canby Asparagus Farm Casa de Tamales

Every Sunday, this farm-fresh tamale joint offers an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet until 4 p.m., starring fresh tamales, chiles rellenos, enchiladas, eggs, bacon, and Mexican-style potatoes. $14 ($1 per year for kids under 12) 

Monkey’s Subs

Big appetites: test your mettle at this hole-in-the-wall sandwich emporium with the Monkey Wrench, a heap of house-roasted beef, ham, turkey, Cotto salami, pepperoni, pastrami, salami, provolone, cheddar, and swiss. $8.95  

Tan Tan Café & Delicatessen

At this strip-mall find in Vancouver, banh mi fanatics will find deep satisfaction in the #1 Special—Vietnamese-style ham, pork roll, headcheese, pâté, and pickled veggies on fresh bread. $3.50  

Casa del Pollo

This bright red shack delivers traditional Costa Rican dishes straight from the smoker. Get in on grilled gallo de salchichón kielbasa tacos, three to a plate. Add lavish helpings of salsa lizano, the sweet-and-spicy national hot sauce. $7  

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