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Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

I want to let readers know that "the most underrated urban escape" place in St Johns can be pretty sketchy....I have definitely felt unsafe there- lots of creeps skulking around, and i had a friend get harassed there. while seeing the railroad workers can make you feel safer, you are actually trespassing and can get a ticket. Just an fyi!

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Posted by lk000 on 07/25/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

InnerUrban on Mississippi is my favorite "under-rated" brunch spot. Nice old time bar with a patio in back. And though I've occasionally had to wait to be seated, most often we just walk in and sit down.

Great breakfasts! My favorite is the basic no-shame breakfast (cook to order eggs, thick savory bacon, roasted whole potatoes that will bring you to your knees they're so wonderful, and perfectly executed toast), but they have lots of great options such as beignets, wonderful french toast, cowboy breakfast with hot sauce, etc.

Friendly staff. Nice ambience. And when you're done with breakfast, you can walk down Mississippi and top things off with a Ruby Jewel cone.

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Posted by William Gray on 07/21/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

My vote is for DeRosso Brothers Tattoo & Barber Shop in Multnomah Village. There's your underrated barbershop!

Posted by jrpd1990 on 07/18/2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated may have just, single-handedly, dismantled the tin box's business.😳 Whoops!

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Posted by Erin Appel on 07/18/2014 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

The Most Underrated Place to Incur Head Trauma for the win! I usually am a lazy tan--line enthusiast babysitter as the children are all around ninish and solid swimmers. I hit local water playgrounds,rivers,man-made lakes,raft the Sandy, ect.I've seen some real trashy scenes. This place freaks me the fuck out. I get some mean fear of heights and mild vertigo from almost ever angle.I suddenly become an official lifeguard riding their ass in loud and louder tones.I glare at the drunk pedos, and I always feel relieved when it's Subaru loading time.Does anyone else get the meat market for dumpy folks vibe? That place is terrifying. I love you WSH.

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Posted by dangermouth on 07/17/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

St John's Bridge is tragically underrated by South Portlanders.

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Posted by Ben Whitehead on 07/17/2014 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Hi guys! As noted in the intro, these "underrated" picks are examples of places you guys did not deem worthy of being in your top ten of the PDX Approved Survey. Hence Roe being underrated... at least in this regard.


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Posted by Wm. Steven Humphrey on 07/17/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

IMHO Wild Abandon is by far the most underrated brunch in the city. Phenomenal food, best biscuits I've ever had, super kind and on-top-of-it staff, and seriously. NEVER A LINE. Ever. And you don't have to roll out of bed early to experience it either. I've consistently come here with 8 people at 11:30, noonish, and we all sit down 3 minutes later. And usually get our tastiness on the table in the same timely manner. But you also don't have to feel like an asshole for hanging out and ordering an extra mimosa on the back deck. It's like magic.

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Posted by Annie Wilkins on 07/17/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Woodsman brunch seems pretty highly rated to me... But yeah, let's go with that and I'll keep Roost all to myself.

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Posted by Melogna on 07/17/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Cameo... yes!!!! Amazing breakfast.

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Posted by James Moniker on 07/17/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Roe got Oregonian ROY and Luce was in Bon Appetit. Both are consistently in "best restaurants" lists. (I would say Luce is one of the most OVERrated restaurants.) Maybe you mean "places I like that should be busier"? Seems like this would be a good opportunity to highlight places that don't get press, not places that get lots of local and some national press that you wish were more popular.

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Posted by extramsg on 07/17/2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Yeah.. Roe was also the Willamette Week ROTY. And it's not like Block & Tackle, Wafu and Fin weren't getting press either...

Posted by Hank_Cavill on 07/17/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Portland Mercury Presents...The PDX Approved Survey Results and Portland's Most Underrated!

Big Ass Sandwiches is listed in two categories: Sandwiches and also Food Carts. YAY. They are the greatest & they also have a second location in the Mississippi Marketplace pod 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. that may not be known to their fans. Phone: 503-869-1829. Summer Hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri: 5pm-10pm Saturday, Sunday: 10am-4pm.

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Posted by Carol Otis on 07/16/2014 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Portland's Most Underrated

Ah yes, Roe, that "underrated" restaurant that won an Oregonian Restaurant of the Year award in 2013.
A "dive bar" at 48th and Hawthorne.
So, this a list of your favorite things in Portland?

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Posted by Dizzy on 07/16/2014 at 7:06 PM

Re: “The Best of Enchanted Forest

Well, I like Enchanted Forest and find it very nice after all these years. People who have terrible things to say need to lighten up!!!

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Posted by Patricia on 08/24/2012 at 2:25 PM

Re: “I WAS GAY BASHED (And by a Bunch of Kids!) (And I’m Not Even Gay)!

How about we just burn Estacada to the ground? I bet no one will miss it.

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Posted by TheOnlySanePersonInTheWorld on 05/22/2012 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Best of 82nd Avenue

Yeah they're RACISTS. Fucking idiot.

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Posted by Lucia on 05/10/2012 at 3:05 PM

Re: “I WAS GAY BASHED (And by a Bunch of Kids!) (And I’m Not Even Gay)!

Actually, if you'd read the dateline, you'd see that this happened nine years ago now. The article is from 2005.

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Posted by The Wookie on 09/02/2011 at 8:31 AM

Re: “I WAS GAY BASHED (And by a Bunch of Kids!) (And I’m Not Even Gay)!

I'm a little lost -- this happened three years ago? And now you write about it? I have witnessed gang violence with actual gunplay four times in my own neighborhood here in Portland over the last three weeks (not that anyone in our city of liberal Caucasians gives a damn, but hey, at least plastic bags are banned!) Not to mention real gays have been truly harmed right here in liberal Portland THIS YEAR! What is this woosy shit? What is the point? You think this wouldn't happen in certain parts of San Fran or NYC under the right circumstances? This is just a stupid whiny rant by a guy who clearly has no street smarts and it's designed to divide hipsters from hicks, and not an intelligent look at gaybashing.

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Posted by CommonSense on 09/01/2011 at 3:04 PM

Re: “I WAS GAY BASHED (And by a Bunch of Kids!) (And I’m Not Even Gay)!

Does Estacada need a "Pinkwalk"?

Posted by AlaskanNow on 08/28/2011 at 4:55 PM

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