Portland is one of the best cities to live in if you love going out to eat. When you need to get out of your Portland apartment and just get some great food, there’s so much right at your fingertips. Here are some of our favorites that are low on price but not on flavor.
This Filipino family restaurant is best known for their chicken adobo sandwich, and colorful shaved ice for dessert, all for under $10. Chicken adobo is the unofficial dish of the Phillipines and Tambayan makes sure to represent it well, as people keep coming back for this sandwich and finishing it off with shaved ice. They even have bath bombs at the register that look deceptively similar to the shaved ice.
Roman Candle’s pizza bianca is less pizza and more grilled cheese all grown up, loaded with fontina and cheddar cheeses with plenty of tangy red pepper and arugula plus a hearty cup of tomato soup all for $10. The generously-sized pizza has just the perfect ratio of cheese to crust, with a perfect crunch that holds up the cheese and veggies just so.
The aptly-named vegan barbecue cart has applewood-smoked “meat”, tempeh ribs, butter-free hushpuppies, and dairy-free mac and cheese so that vegans don’t have to be left out of both the fun and flavor. Each signature sampler is piled high with ersatz meat cooked using the same methods as traditional BBQ and the $17 combo plate is a steal when you share it with someone (or take half of it home).
At just $1-$2.99 apiece, the piroshki at Russian Elegant offer a lot of bang for your buck. Piroshki are similar to yeast doughnuts except that they aren’t sweet. These soft and heavenly balls of fry bread have herbs, tangy cheese, diced beef, and so much more and make an economical snack that’s more delicious and authentic than most food in that price range.
When you call Axcess 15 home, you have many options for some of the best food on the West Coast without spending a fortune. Call us today to inquire about our available one- and two-bedroom floor plans.