One of Southeast Portland’s leading restaurants is Lauro Mediterranean Kitchen (3377 SE Division St., 503/239-7000, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 5–9 p.m. Sun., $12–21), which started out as a Portuguese restaurant but now serves a more pan-Mediterranean menu. The mussels with chorizo sausage, swimming in tomato-garlic broth, are outstanding, as are the savory chicken Tangine, rich with the flavors of Tangiers, and the paella studded with clams, crab, and sausage.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel