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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Seattle: Smug factor
Photo by Christophe Madamour / Stockfood

Seattle: Smug factor

Seattle locals do have a bad habit of turning up their noses at people who order, say, a tall skinny split-shot latte with half a shot of vanilla. And, an open letter to bartenders: We’re sick of hearing, “If you don’t like brown liquor, you’re in the wrong place.” If the lady wants a cosmo, give her a cosmo. But we’re not The New York Times’ Western mistress—Portland is—and for that reason, the chefs here may work just a little harder.

Score: –4 

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