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Pambiche Restaurant Review: Look for a bright purple Victorian-style building with a crowd occupying outdoor picnic tables. Order a sangria and hang out, because the food is worth the wait. The menu of traditional Cuban Creole fare offers dishes not regularly seen in Portland, such as a “Plato Cubano" with pork, beans and rice; a "pepper pot" stew with tropical root vegetables, beef and pork; pork tongue in red sauce; and red snapper in a coconut-pepper sauce. Flaky empanadas with various fillings are popular both in the restaurant and for take-out. A spicy and satisfying weekend brunch is headlined by a head-spinning array of “Tortilla Cubana,” huge Cuban omelets that easily feed two persons. While Cuban cuisine is fairly meat-oriented, vegetarians will find plenty to choose from, including a soy hash. Some folks stop by just to indulge in the two dozen or so desserts, which include traditional Cuban caramel flan and rich cakes such as the Island carrot cake spiked with tropical fruits, guava cream cheese and dark rum. For beverages, Pambiche offers various fruit-inspired Caribbean cocktails, non-alcoholic fruit shakes and coffee drinks, plus Latin American beers.