Fodor's Expert Review Blue Goose

$ Southeast American

This festive tribute to the food of the Southwest occupies the former, long-running Esparza's space and retains that establishment's homey look with the same wooden booths and long tile bar, but with turquoise Sia symbols and cow-skull wall sconces that speak to Blue Goose's mix of New Mexican, Texas, and interior Mexican recipes. Fire-roasted green chilies from Hatch, New Mexico are used in the absurdly enormous cheeseburger and in several other dishes, including a hearty mac-and-cheese taco. Try the smoked chicken wings with chili-lime butter, and the tacos stuffed with tender brisket. The strawberry-basil margarita is a favorite among the extensive drinks list, which includes plenty of local drafts, too.

American New Casual Dinner Southwestern $

Quick Facts

2725 S.E. Ankeny St.
Portland, Oregon  97214, USA

503-235–2222

www.bluegoosepdx.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

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