Lately, every time we have gone out to eat in Portland it has been outstanding. Just when I think I’ve had the best meal I will ever have in Portland I have another one that’s even better. I thought Country Cat was amazing and one of the best meals I had ever had in Portland. Then I week later, I went to eat at OX and holy moly was it good. It’s now the best meal I’ve ever had in Portland.20141023-083642-31002576.jpg

Ox is a fairly small restaurant so unless you get there early you are going to have to wait for a table. We were able to walk in around 5:30 and a weeknight with no reservation. We were seated at the chef’s counter overlooking the wood fire grill. It was a cool spot, but did get a little warm.20141023-083640-31000749.jpg

We had a hard time deciding what to get because the entire menu sounded amazing. We decided to go with the Asado Argentino for 2 which included: Grilled Short Ribs, House Chorizo and Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, Sweetbreads (Please keep in mind that this is not actually bread. It’s cooked glands.), Fried Potatoes, and a Green Salad. It cost $60.

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Heirloom Hominy, Braised Pork Belly, Chiles, Cilantro,
Olive Oil-Fried Duck Egg at Ox in Portland

We also ordered the Hominy Stew, Braised Pork Belly, Chiles, Cilantro,
Olive Oil-Fried Duck Egg for $11.

All meat orders come with complimentary bread with a yummy chimichurri dipping sauce.20141023-083716-31036798.jpg

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Cauliflower soup

We also had a tiny bit of cauliflower soup that the chef sent out. It looked like it was being sent out to everyone. Not just those that ordered a certain item.

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Grilled Short Ribs, House Chorizo & Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, Sweetbreads

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Everything we tried was amazing. We loved seriously loved every single item we ordered. Dessert was especially good. It was a warm Brown butter tart.IMG_5334.JPG

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Eating at Ox is truly a unique experience that exemplifies why Portland has earned its esteemed reputation as an excellent food scene. The dishes are skillfully crafted by formidable chefs who take inspiration from local ingredients to create delectable plates. There‚Äôs nothing better than coming here and experiencing the sophisticated atmosphere, creative culinary concepts, and beautiful plates of food. If you’re ever in Portland, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try something new and delicious at Ox, one of the best restaurants in the city! And now to make things interesting, what is your favorite place to eat in Portland, Oregon? Are there any spots that are must-tries for visitors? Let us know in the comments below!

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