There is something thrilling about food loaded with capsaicin: the immediate alarming of the senses, the tears, runny nose, and endorphins. From laziji to vindaloo, the scorching hot dishes found on this map span a range of cuisines and cultures made by chefs across the Portland Metro area. While Portland is home to a vast selection of spicy dishes, the ones featured on this map are noteworthy due to the sheer magnitude of heat — and creative culinary elements that make these dishes worth the potential pain. Please note that the dishes are not ranked, but listed geographically.
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