Fodor's Expert Review Ox Restaurant

$$$$ Northeast Portland Argentine Fodor's Choice

Specializing in "Argentine-inspired Portland food," Ox is all about prime cuts of meat prepared well. In a dimly lit dining room with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and a bar against the front window, the flannel-shirt-and-white-apron clad waitstaff serves beef, lamb, pork, and fish dishes cooked over flames in a large, hand-cranked grill. The asado Argentino, a platter of short ribs, chorizo, morcilla (blood sausage), and skirt steak with a few sides, is an ideal choice for two. Or try the grass-fed Uruguayan rib eye for one, which is a better choice than the skirt steak. The vegetable-based sides provide cool complements to the rich asados: try the chopped endive salad with pear, Gruyère, arugula, pecans, and Dijon vinaigrette, or the buttered beet salad with sweet onion, blue cheese, and walnuts. Save room for the chef's dessert specialty, a vanilla bean tres leches cake accompanied by banana pudding, dulce de leche, and a traditional alfajor cookie.

Argentine Intimate Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Trendy

Quick Facts

2225 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, Oregon  97212, USA

503-284–3366

www.oxpdx.com

Known For:
  • The asado Argentino platter (lots of amazing meaty grills)
  • Creative side dishes, a few of which could make a full meal
  • Vanilla tres leches cake dessert
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch, No lunch

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