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.
Portland OR› Restaurant
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues-Sun 5-10pm (11pm Fri-Sat) Transportation Bus: 6 Phone 503/284-3366 Prices Entrees $19-$49 Cuisine Type Argentinian Web site Ox
Map2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland OR
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