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Re: “Ash Street Saloon

Wish I was going to be there to hear, "Full Catholic", Love their sound. So bluesy and diverse. I never get tired of hearing them play. I like their original music and the different instruments they use. A night I will regret missing.

Posted by Michaele Johnson Moore on 04/05/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “The Roxy

We found Roxys late last night. Food was delicious - service was good. Bacon pancakes are my new favorite. The atmosphere was comfortable & entertaining. I hope this retro- diner stays around for many more years!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by hedgmon on 01/02/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Centaur Guitar

Buyers beware.

A few years back a guitar was stolen from my house and then sold to Centaur Guitars. The police informed me of this and suggested I go to the store to get the guitar. Surprisingly, Centaur would only sell the guitar back to me for the same price they paid the thief, proving . . . they don't have a problem with selling stolen goods to customers.

Posted by PhlowPhree on 12/09/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “J & M Cafe

This cafe is my "Breakfast Spot That Shall Not Be Named". It is that good. No wait for seats and creatively perfect combinations that just seem like standards in Portland's sometimes over the top scene. Like I have said, I don't tell people of this place but today I walked in, full but no wait, Saturday 10:30AM! Get in there. They take CCs now.

Posted by Gordogato on 11/01/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Proper Eats Cafe

Could not have been more flavorful, more carefully layered or attractively plated. Aint nothin' this good from any close in carts. Corn meal coated tempeh plate is destination dining. Choice taps, and St Johns cinema w first run flick across the street, and multiple Trimet buses at the nearby stop,# 16 a near-express. Solid, brilliant.

Posted by DemostiX on 09/14/2014 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Silver Lining Jewelry and Loan

Very friendly they talk to you while checking to see about what's being pawned clean and offer nice things I give them a thumbs up

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sharon Bivens on 09/06/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Duff's Garage

Re: Soul Vaccination
My gosh - what a fantastic dance band! Duff's Garage was packed and the music was excellent - SOUL VACCINATION had the dance floor packed for 3 long sets.
This venue also has National acts come through like BILL KIRCHEN and MARIA MULDAUR.
Lots of seating, big dance floor, too.
I'm going back!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joey Scruggs on 09/04/2014 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Broadway Grill & Brewery

Sounds like the one commenting on the cute bartender is talking about the blonde with the gorgeous legs. I like the porter, by the way!

Posted by Galen Olson on 08/31/2014 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Hawthorne Fish House

I love all the fried fish at this place, and the fries are always fresh and crisp and totally amazing. When I am really going to overeat, I go for the fried chicken strips. The people are very nice and the service is excellent.

Posted by Joy Campbell on 07/22/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Gravy

I'm with the naysayers, the sausage gravy is downright weird and unappetizing. Gravy is not meant to be sweet, but theirs decidedly is- and they really need to use far, far less fennel in it. That's coming from someone who loves fennel! I found the service to be fine, and on a weekday, the wait was very minimal. I was the only one who hated it out of my group, though, so I guess give it a shot...maybe if you've never had real country gravy before, you'll like the bizarrely orange and sugary crap they murder those poor biscuits with.

Posted by Tara McDowell on 07/16/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Cheerful Bullpen

Married men and their wives beware! Ashley is so desperate to get married that she professed her love to a married man, one of her patrons, and attempted to rent an apartment with him! Ashley is uneducated, has a dead end job and is not attractive so she will go to any means to ruin other's lives. She needs to learn about ethics, respect, boundaries, and most of all needs to learn to leave married men alone. I hope her mom enjoys the letter she will be receiving explaining her daughter's exceptional behavior.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scorned Wife on 07/14/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Juniors Cafe

I'm trying to find the rainbow here -
because I know there is one to be found if I look hard enough!
While the boys volunteered at a Flag folding ceremony at a church in Portland for their Memorial Day service, my wife and I decided to grab breakfast at a place she and her oldest
son had frequented many times. (Junior's Cafe on 12th).
When we arrived, we put our name on the waiting list and waited outside. It sounded like they were playing a collection of Willie Nelson songs, and before long we were seated. After we had placed our order, something shifted in the music they were playing.
I can't describe it as music or singing, I can only tell you that a few instruments were making noise and a voice sounding like an angry man slurring words into the microphone was talking over them.
Not singing - trust me, I am choosing my words
very carefully here. That is the closest and most accurate description I can give you of the very loud noise playing directly above and behind us.

It was overpowering.
It was difficult to even talk or think over.
Now I have a high tolerance of most things,
but something about this noise was making
our visit more and more unpleasant.
We even asked the people next to us
what they thought of the overhead noise,
and they didn't care for it or it's volume either.

Now, rather than wait for our server to come by
so I could request that the (I cannot call it music)
"sound" be changed or turned down - Jean
beat me to it and tracked down someone on staff.
Now if you've ever met Jean, she has a very
disarming way of saying things that make
you glad she said them - no matter what!
She's respectful, considerate, and kind -
while at the same time articulate enough
to communicate what she wants to say.
She also has a degree in restaurant
management, among other things
and ran one of the top restaurants
in Portland in her younger days.

So I was surprised when she came back
to the table and said that they (restaurant)
was not willing to change the music,
nor did they want to turn it down.
After a few more minutes, we decided
if the environment wasn't going to change -
then we would change our environment!
No sense letting good food go to waste.
We took our food to the outside table
where it was quieter & made the best of it.

OK, so here is where, had I not seen it with
my own 2 eyes and heard it with my own
2 ears, I would not have believed it.
I swear, I wondered when the camera crew
was going to come out and say "SURPRISE!"
and that we were on some sort of prank show.

One of the staff, who I later discovered was the
owner, came out with 'To Go' boxes and our bill
telling us we couldn't have food outside.
And after trying to tell her that we came outside
because we couldn't be inside with that "music",
she proceeded to tell my Wife that she was
being dramatic and immature and that
clearly this wasn't her kind of place.
Seriously - this is where I thought cameramen
would be coming out any second from hiding.
Not only was the woman (who turned out to be
the owner) berating us in front of other customers,
but her accusations were not even on keel with reality.
The only drama and immaturity were from her.
We were completely calm throughout our visit -
no joke. Ask anyone there and they'd agree.

After our scolding, another couple came out
and they, too had mentioned that they didn't
care for the "music", and they were told they
were welcome to not come back again.
By the owner. Really - that happened!

I guess we were not the only crazy ones.

The entire experience was unbelievable,
and to be honest - downright insulting.

Still looking for the rainbow.
I've been trying to put myself in the owner's shoes.
My restaurant is doing well enough to have a
waiting list. I decorate it how I want, serve the
kind of food I want, hire the kind of staff I want.
I play whatever kind of music I want, and build
the kind of customer base I want to have by
driving away those who I don't care for,
and catering to those I do.

Because this is a free country.

Ah, and there is the rainbow.

This is Memorial Day weekend.
We celebrate those who have given their lives
so that you and I are free to pursuit our own
level of happiness, health and lifestyle.

Soldiers who have never set foot in
Junior's Cafe in Portland, Oregon nor
were ever told they weren't welcome there
still fought and died to keep it's doors open.
Because their level of service has never
depended on how they were treated
on and off the field of combat.
Our military fights for us all because of
their own honour, character and commitment.

I hope... that the owner of the cafe appreciates
the freedom she has, and takes time out of her
day to spend time among the gravestones
of those who have fallen to protect the
many freedoms she enjoys.

Just as I entertain my own freedom to
never set foot in this establishment again.

Posted by premier7 on 05/25/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Red & Black Cafe

It's a cult type place and almost all are crimanals. Full of hate toward everyone that don't agree with them! Theay need shut down or have a fat lawsuit against them so someone new owned the shithole cafee

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by mrincognito on 04/07/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “LaurelThirst Public House

I just moved to Portland and have been going to a lot of restaurants and bars, Laurelthirst is tops on my list....this place has great food ( one of those places where you can ask for some damn simple brown rice with your meal and they have it ) and a close-in mostly free music venue. YES it is a bar. YES it is full of hippies and hipsters. YES this is Portland. YES to the music played here, it is full and varied from rocky soulful blues to acoustic wonders to something I haven't heard yet. Love this place. Rock on.

Posted by eastmeetswest on 01/24/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Stumptown Coffee (Downtown)

1 star for stumptown coffee in the Ace Hotel and 3 stars for the NBA exacto knife Idea.

The stumptown coffee i had was the house coffee and it tasted thin, bitter and sour. Sour?

That's the only experience i have with the place so i give it one star at least.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 01/20/2014 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Lucky House

I agree Michelle the waitress serving me insisted that I had had three drinks when I only had only two with my dinner it was the worst food I have ever had in my life I paid the bill after she proceccced to embrass me in front of my friend. Also when me and my friend went outside to smoke we found out that if you are looking for a bar where you can drink your own drinks on the patio brought in by the customers out of their purse or handed over the gate well then I guess this is the placce to go.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Beautiful on 01/20/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Dot's Cafe

Working at a restaurant can be a crap job and I can sympathize but I have never had a someone be as rude and terrible to me here. With a small group of people I stepped to the other quiet, empty side of the restaurant to answer an important phone call instead of stepping out in the rain. The bartender demanded I leave loudly until I got off of the phone. Aggressive older tattooed guy named Rob I think. After I complained to the waiter and once sitting back down my friends asked what happened. As they looked across the restaurant he yelled "Do we have a problem?!". It made me and my friends so uncomfortable and me upset that we left. We had already gotten over it and sat down when this happened, like he was trying to start a fight with them because I was sitting with two men. It was two in the afternoon on a sunday. Plenty of other places with better service and better food.

Posted by grace1234 on 01/19/2014 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Le Bistro Montage

Talk about a downhill slide; must be under new management. It’s ironic the bar next door is translated into, “The Sh*t” but the bar manager, Melissa cannot tolerate cursing when you are asked to explain about the f**cking crazy service in the restaurant; it offends her. You know what offends me - being treated like merde. I had no idea they had become so high brow in the 10 minutes it had been since a hostess literally screamed in my face over moving a damn table a 1/4".

story comin atcha: A hostess scooted 2 tables next to our party and announced we were going to, “be getting new neighbors,” which would normally be fine since I have been coming here for 12 years, but this evening happened to be my birthday. I joked with my husband after the hostess walked away by pushing the corner of the table not even an inch over. I was apparently being watched; the hostess came back over and told me “don’t move the tables” in an angry tone. I was only joking... and not with her. I went to the hostess desk to explain to the second hostess why I cared about the way it was done (my birthday, we were almost done, and the hostess' uncalled for tone). I was told, "no one cares" in response to explaining that it's my birthday...we did...the owner might. After some discourse head table hostess told me that I was lucky she was at work...presumably she was lucky to have a job. I struck a chord with my matching bad attitude & tone at this point, but I wasn't threatening anyone. The initial hostess must have told her I did something highly offensive because she screamed in my face, “Don’t move my tables” and the restaurant turned. She offered a business card to complain. Sitting next to strangers was so far from my concern. The bar manager came over after the screaming hostess caught everyone's attention and told me nothing they said would make me happy; that was about all she said besides don't curse, it offends me. I fucking curse...get over it and don't take a job at a place called "The Shit" if you are so sensitive. I’m sorry…happy birthday…we could have handled that better…hostess was having a rough night… I can think of a few things she could try, but acting like there is no right to complain when your hostess, of all people, is out of line is a crazy business model. I have been there loads and for a party every year and I am thankful this dinner was without the kids and friends. I will not return, but then no one here cares if you return or not. You don’t piss on your customers and follow that by acting like you don’t want them there anyway.

Posted by merde on 01/06/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Tasty & Sons

A multiple time visitor, an every time enjoyer. Everything we've ever ordered is amazing - and my favorites include John's Breakfast, with kimchi. Magical!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Doug Bruhnke on 12/19/2013 at 4:08 PM


this place is amazing.
the pizza is good and sometimes if it looks like you've been crying, probably because you are a PSU student, they'll hook it up.

Posted by ched on 12/04/2013 at 4:13 PM

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