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i can't cook. once i caught my cornflakes on fire, i knew that i was destined to be one that eats out. a lot. i've also been to every incorporated city in the state of oregon (and most unincorporated ones), so i'm kinda all over the map. this is mostly because i find myself continuously moving to different cities in order to be with my girlfriend d' semester. anyone that takes my reviews seriously should have a serious talking to, as restaurants usually lose a star for stupid things like having bourgeoisie dishes such as seared rabbit with cranberry chutney. don't get me wrong. i like chutney and all, it's just that the last thing i want to do is feel uncomfortable in a restaurant because the waiter is laughing at me because i ordered a pinot gris with my friggin' cordon bleu, you know? also, any type of cuisine that has the word "california" in it is out. no california rolls, california seafood, california chicken salad whatzits, nothing. c'mon people. southern california is not a culture, it's a place where you change planes on your way to paraguay and the birthplace of richard nixon. i know that this laid-back-yet-stand-off-ish attitude limits my enjoyment of certain places, but at least i'm not a vegetarian. those people can really freak you out.
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West Bros. Bar-B-Que Eugene, OR
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La Cruda Portland, OR
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  • Location portland, OR

  • Level Level 6

  • Points 510