719 SE Morrison, 872-9696
Sick of the standard Indian food buffet, but still want to eat a whole bunch of food? La Villa's lunch buffet offers eggplant moussaka, rice and lentils, chicken noodle soup, falafel, spinach pie, chunks of lamb and chicken, and a salad bar with olives, baba, hummus, tabouli, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a bunch of dressings. Everything is fresh and fabulous, although the moussaka, drenched in a thin tomatoey sauce, is a must. The buffet satisfies vegetarians and carnivores alike, and does all this for only $6.95. KS
1011 NW 16th, 226-1258
While out on the town tonight, don't forget about Le Happy. This adorable, delicious creperie has become so embedded in the list of cool Portland locales, you might have started taking it for granted. But it needs your love as much as the next place. Remember: You can drink there, you can smoke there, you can write in your journal there, and you can play games there. Is there anything you CAN'T do there? Yes: you can't get the fudge brownie crepe on a full stomach. Its heavenly richness will kill you. JWS
Kustom Pizza, Co.
2727 NE Glisan, 239-4444
I'm a pizza snob, I admit it. I'd rather eat dirt than order Domino's or Pizza Hut. So, when the old Pizza Plus on Glisan was gutted and replaced with the new Kustom Pizza Company, I was happy. The pizza is sweet, bready, and unpretentious. The crust is nice and thick, the sauce is freshly made, and they do have a few fancy extras like a spicy-honey crust glaze, and kalmalata olives. Kustom is operated by the owners, and since they just opened last month, they really try to please their customersÉ or "Kustomers." They even went so far as to say my friend and I could bring in decorations to put up on their wall. Also, if they aren't that busy, they'll deliver the pizza to you for free. And if there are two words in the world that are just as sweet as "Manu Berelli," they're "Free Delivery." MB