The West's best food towns

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Portland vs. Seattle food fight

Two Northwest titans duke it out for the title of best food city

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Portland: Variety / diversity
Photo by David Lanthan Reamer

Portland: Variety / diversity

There are plenty of options for Vietnamese, izakaya, Korean, East African, and of course Thai here, thanks to the Andy Ricker empire—Pok Pok, Ping, Whiskey Soda Lounge (pictured), and the recently opened Pok Pok Noi. The food-cart culture is also helping to change Portland’s ethnic food scene, with Mexican, Bosnian, Polish, Turkish, even Nordic soul food. But it has a ways to go.

Score: 6 

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