The Restaurant Crawl: A (somewhat) regular roundup of (mostly) national restaurant news, links, video and more.

Diner revival: “Old-school diners across America are getting a modern interpretation. In the past year, several chefs and restaurant owners across the country [including Portland] have taken over classic diner spaces. (Eater)

ICYMI: The Oregonian is hosting Portland’s first-ever Dumpling Week from Feb. 1-7. Here are the 19 participating restaurants and their dumpling specials. (The Oregonian)

PB & Duke’s: The story behind a surprisingly beloved Southern sandwich, peanut butter and mayonnaise, mostly gone but not forgotten. (Garden & Gun)

Pied piper: Smooth jazz man Kenny G claims to have had a hand in inventing the frappuccino. (Bloomberg, via Eater)

No wrong answer: I had fun hashing out this list of Portland’s “most iconic” dishes with friends on Twitter. My main criteria — what five dishes would you send someone out to eat to give them the best sense of Portland’s food scene. The subject seems to be on a lot of local minds: Building off the same subject, Eater PDX has a longer list including some of the city’s newer ‘iconic’ dishes here. Agree/disagree? Let us know in the comments. (And check out our discussion here)

— Michael Russell

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