Drinking Food Trumps Tradition in the Portland Alphabet District

There is very respectable Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese fare to be had outside of traditional venues in two Alphabet District restaurants that are in reality nice bars that also serve good food. Fish Sauce is a cookie cutter post-industrial Rip City gastropub that dishes out Vietnamese cuisine leavened with some Korean faves. Kung POW! consistently delivers way above average Szechuan-themed drinking and food.

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Kung POW! Does Packs a Punch

Kung Pow! is a nice place to eat with friendly and attentive staff. Most of the food was well executed with some outstanding dishes including the house-made wontons in Sichuan chili oil, the fried fish balls, and many of the vegan offerings. However, the over-sized pot stickers, too much cabbage stuffing in the spring rolls, sorry mu she pancakes, and an inferior choice for the steak makes it difficult to rate this establishment above average. If you’re looking for some decent Chinese food in NW Portland, though, you could do worse than give these folks a try.

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