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Where to Eat This Week: Dec 7–14

From caramel apple cider at Sterling Coffee Roasters to stuffed mussels at Headwaters, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

By Eat Beat Team December 7, 2016

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Sterling's hot caramel apple cider

Image: Karen Brooks

Inhale a hot caramel apple cider at Sterling Coffee Roasters 

Everything you love about a caramel apple, in liquid form. There’s a quiet burst of bright-tart fruit flavor, an undertone of soft caramel, and lots of warm creaminess. It’s a seasonal special, so get it while it lasts. 417 NW 21st Ave.,

Order Thien Hong's salt & pepper squid

There are few constants in our world, but the perfection of the addictive fried squid bites at this long-standing Viet-Chinese dining room on NE Sandy Boulevard comes close. Flash fried so lightly that their sweet-salty-peppery coating practically fizzles on contact with your tongue, you'll battle for every last teeny tentacle and sweet onion shard. 6749 NE Sandy Blvd, 

Fork into Portland’s best stuffed mussels at Headwaters

Vitaly Paley’s new hotel restaurant—a swanky makeover of the Heathman’s downtown dining room—has its first bona-fide signature. Meet the “Ligurian-style stuffed mussels,” swathed in a sauce you’d be happy to drink (or at least spoon over pasta). The mussels are meaty and plump, packed with bright tomato sauce, textured with bread crumbs and flavored with a little mortadella for good measure. 1001 SW Broadway, Heathman Hotel,

Eat your vegetables at Milk Glass Mrkt

Overlook’s cute little café is best-known for biscuit power sandwiches and baking glories. But heads up: beautiful farm-fresh greens, healthy approaches, and special touches are everywhere. Look no further than the Eggs & Greens, a little-known morning glory stacked with seasonal vegetables, smoked trout, pumpkin seeds, radish spouts, and a spot-on fried egg. Feel righteous, then dig into the café’s wonderful pies, cookies, and weekly treats. 2150 N Killingsworth St.,

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