Cameo Café: Portland’s Favorite Korean-style, American-style Diner — Portland Mercury

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— by Heather Arndt Anderson: n the middle of a Monday brunch-turning-to-lunch rush, a fast-handed cook steps away from his flattop and discreetly pounds a Red Bull in lieu of a break before returning to the pancakes, hash browns, and eggs on his grill. He sprinkles a handful of mixed vegetables onto a rice flour pancake cooking next to a slab of ham, then turns to another task, his motions as fluid as ballet. At Sue Gee Kehn’s Cameo Café, the menu was created by a Korean American, it’s cooked by Latinos, and served by dyed-in-the-wool diner waitresses. This thimble-sized restaurant exemplifies the best of dining in America…

Image courtesy of Meg Nanna

July 4, 2019


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