The West's best food towns

Whose food scene reigns supreme? Check out the winners of our 4 regional food town smackdowns

Portland vs. Seattle food fight

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

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Portland: Booze & caffeine
Photo by Paula Watts

Portland: Booze & caffeine

Portland has 37 microbreweries, more than any other city in the world (take that, Düsseldorf!), and leads the charge when it comes to subtler, second-wave microbrews like Belgian-style lambics and French Saisons. It’s also the nerve center of the microdistillery trend, with 5 clustered around Distillery Row, and folks innovating their own vermouth and sake. And while Seattle has the caffeine edge, P-town still has the hottest cup in the West—Stumptown Roasters. 

Score: 10

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