Since traveling is still mostly off the table, take a trip to the Big Easy and environs at Acadia, Northeast Portland’s longstanding Cajun-Creole bistro. Open for takeout only, menus have stayed true to Cajun classics: hush puppies, jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, and the must-order Louisiana barbecue shrimp, here simmered until just pink in a buttery lemon and wine sauce. A handful of non-NOLA dishes fill out the rest of the menu, including the house burger with bacon chicory jam and remoulade and the always good fried-chicken sandwich. Housemade ice cream and brownies made from chef Seamus Foran’s mom’s actual recipe, wine, and beer are also available to order.
Dining status: Takeout only. More info here.