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Ken Gordon's Guide to Where to Eat in Portland, OR

We're big fans of the Portland deli Kenny and Zuke's. Owner Ken Gordon opened the deli in 2007 with buddy Nick Zukin after much commiseration over the lack of pastrami and bagels in town. They changed all that, and ever since have been recreating classic Jewish deli fare with some Portland flair. Ken is one of those guys we'd call up for eating tips and trust every word he said. He shared his favorite picks for burgers, pizza, coffee, and more! More

ZOMG: Pastrami Cheese Fries from Kenny and Zuke's in Portland, Oregon

Cheese fries: been there, eaten that. But pastrami cheese fries? It's hard not to notice them under the "Sides & a la Carte" section of the Kenny & Zuke's menu. The words are practically yelling at you, highlighted in a special yellow box with curly font and "ONLY $8.50." Once you spot them, you really don't read anything else. Kenny & Zuke's claims to have some of the best pastrami in the world. Well, the world, if you don't count New York. More

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