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John Street Cafe

8338 N. Lombard St., 503-247-1066

Cuisine: Sophisticated Northwest diner

Price: Moderate

Meals served: Breakfast and lunch

Bottom line: Consistently excellent breakfast and lunch options and gallery-worthy local art

Bagel Land

4118 N.E. Fremont St., 503-249-2848

Cuisine: Bagels and soups

Price: Inexpensive

Meals served: Lunch

Bottom line: New York-style bagels in a dizzying array of flavor permutations boiled and baked daily

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Taqueria Tres Hermanos

3360 S.E. Division St. (no phone)

Cuisine: Eat-with-your-hands taco stand

Price: Inexpensive

Meals served: Lunch

Bottom line: Don't be deterred by the funky bus and makeshift awning Ñ this rolling kitchen is the real deal

Ginya Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant

4615-A S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., 503-231-8364

Cuisine: Japanese grill

Price: Moderate to expensive

Meals served: Dinner

Bottom line: Dining is do-it-yourself; each table sports a sleek grill for cooking vegetables, pristine seafood or the ridiculously expensive (but delicious) Kobe beef

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Humdinger Drive-In

8250 S.W. Barbur Blvd., 503-246-8132

Cuisine: Burgers and fries

Price: Inexpensive

Meals served: Lunch and dinner

Bottom line: 48 kinds of milkshakes, four kinds of potatoes and terrific corn dogs

Goose Hollow Inn

1927 S.W. Jefferson St., 503-228-7010

Cuisine: Soup, salad, sandwich

Price: Moderate

Meals served: Lunch and dinner

Bottom line: A Reuben and a cold one with Bud Clark? Whoop, whoop!

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Marco Polo Garden

19 N.W. Fifth Ave.; 503-222-1090

Cuisine: Northern Chinese

Price: Moderate

Meals served: Lunch and dinner

Bottom line: Splendid old favorites such as sesame beef or kung pao chicken and high-octane cocktails in a dining room that time forgot

Escape From New York Pizza

622 N.W. 23rd Ave., 503-227-5423

Cuisine: Pizza, just pizza

Price: Inexpensive

Meals served: Lunch and dinner

Bottom line: The best thin-crust New York-style pie in town. So the pizza can be greasy and the staff a little lippy Ñ you got a problem with that?