If you like all-you-can-eat buffet-style Indian food, the India House (1038 SW Morrison St., 503/274-1017, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–10:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 5:30–10:30 p.m. Sun., lunch buffet $9, dinner $11–17) may be to your liking. At lunchtime you can load up a plate with a variety of vegetable curries, samosas, tandoori chicken, basmati rice, and salads—a dozen courses are offered. In the evening India House offers a large menu of northern Indian favorites à la carte.
Portland’s most upscale Indian restaurant is Plainfield’s Mayur (852 SW 21st Ave., 503/223-2995, www.plainfields.com, 5:30–10 p.m. daily, $17–30), located in a Victorian house in the West Hills behind downtown. The food is extremely well prepared and subtly nuanced by rich spices, and the wine cellar features 4,000 bottles.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel