Portlanders travel to Buenos Aires at this Northwest version of an Argentine asadero, complete with a flaming hand-cranked grill behind the bar. Start with an empanada filled with spiced beef or roasted sweet potato, then move on to a maple-brined pork chop, some Hawaiian prawns, or an Uruguayan ribeye cooked to perfection (that's medium-rare—there's no well-done charring here, thank you). Clam chowder with a smoked marrow bone is a justifiable local fave. The exposed brick walls and waitstaff flannels remind you you're in Portland, while the asado Argentino, a virtual landscape of meat for two, evokes a gaucho cookout on the open pampas. But there are plenty of salads and seafood choices to satisfy non-meat eaters. Be sure to arrive early to get a table at this popular joint, and consider waiting with a cocktail at the Whey Bar next door.