Clean and open. My boyfriend and I stopped in to browse. There were a lot more products than we thought there would be. They carry some pretty "intense" things but a lot of couple friendly things too. Some sections were organizsed better than others but we were approached by two different girls to see if we needed help finding things. It was a little annoying but the second time we thought we'd get advice on something. The girl scared me. She was loud and vulgar! I was so embarrassed. I felt like everyone was staring at us and knew what we were buying! But she eventually left us again and we picked something out and went to a different counter to buy.We might go back at some point but we'll definitely check out other options so it's more discreet. If you're totally comfortable going in one of these places, this place is awesome. But if you're a first time... I hope there is somewhere less embarrassing!
Foods decent, staff is nice, and it's and excellent place to watch football
First of all OP Nobody wants to hear about your "condo in the Pearl". Get over yourself. The place is decent enough it is a little Hootersesque, but that is not per se a bad thing
It was reasonable and pretty fun when I went but that was in 2006.
1st delivered pizza was excellent. 2nd was pretty good. 3rd was unacceptable. There was almost NO sauce. They delivered another pizza after we complained. This one also had almost NO sauce. We ordered the same pizza all 3 times, including a request for their oil/garlic topping, and on the final pizza, it was a dripping mess.
The good news is they refunded our money.
Cool spot. Looks and feels like you're in Keebler Village. (another childhood dream realized) Last time I was here I didn't even order a drink I just sat in the back corner writing in my journal and burned my arm with cigarettes. The bartenders were totally cool with it. The only downside is that it's really close to the Portland Mercury office and I've seen some of the employees hanging out here.
Came here after the Sam Adams story broke looking for some action. A friend told me that "card room" was innuendo for some really kinky stuff... left a bit underwhelmed though. For instance, the bathrooms weren't nearly filthy enough for the kind of anonymous public sex that you can get back East. Great french fries though.
the bye and bye drink is delicious!
weeping tofu sandwich was YUM, get it without the jalepinos and hot sauce its soooo good. Great setting, art, candle lit environment and awesome people all around.
I've been here twice now. The first, a few months ago, was a great experience. We got served promptly and well. A buddy and I shared a really nice portion of chicken tenders for $8 and then we each had the Turkey Dinner Special which was $10.75, overwhelming in portion and tasty enough that we didn't walk away leaving food on our plates. Good gravy, everything seasoned well.
The more recent time, we got a guy that it must have been his first day serving anyone, anywhere. I try to be forgiving of that, but it's hard when I have to ask for nearly everything twice (Feel free to write an order down if you can't remember it after the four foot walk between the table and the register, okay.) No silverware or napkins, the wrong beer, the wrong side, the other part of our order....but unfortunately the service wasn't the only problem that day. The chicken tenders we loved so much the last time were dark and shriveled, yet still managed to have a gummy coating under the skin. My Beef Dip was hardly seasoned except for way too much blue cheese crumble that tasted room temperature. I could see the bottom of the cup through the Au Jus, tasteless. The carmalized onions were tasty, but not a sandwich does make. Also, three pounds of french fries does not make up for poor performance on the rest of the plate.
So, it's fifty/fifty so far, but I'm willing to give it another chance, maybe during more peak hours when the A-squad is working?
Great authentic caesar salad. Used to stop in for happy hour menu, chicken fingers mostly, nice breading over breast meat. When this location first opened, the plates were a good portion for the price, but I went in recently and received two small chicken strips surrounded by way too many shoestring fries. If I wanted a plate of fries, that's what I would have ordered.
When I first moved to pdx, my girlfriend & I would go to Nicholas and share a mezza to stretch our buck. The mezza elements are usually pretty good, tahziki & tabouli especially. I've just recently tried a few other dishes and sadly was disappointed. The foohl mudamas was overflowing with oil. "Stephen's Chicken Platter" was terrible; a huge platter for $10, but way too much rice, what seemed like two frozen breaded chicken patties burnt and chopped topped with bland tomato chunks - skip it. It's always crowded, the tables are tiny, and the service can be down right neglectful at times, but I'll still drop in from time to time for a mezza plate.
Rotture always seems to host the acts I want to get down on/to. So I go there pretty regularly. This is not a bad place to see a show. If you can ignore the clientèle. Which I can, but I still feel like the oldest person in the room and seriously would you TAKE OFF YOUR SHUTTER SHADES AND PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP.
The staff are not dismissive and rude. (Show of hands: Who thinks it's sad that is a distinguishing characteristic?) And frankly, they're pretty damned efficient. It makes me snarggle every time an order for a PBR is met with shrugged shoulders/shaken head/pointing at beer list. Cheap beer is cheap beer people. I know that the Hamms logo doesn't match your Chrome messenger bag, but it's pretty dark in here and clashing is the new coordination.
The few gripes I have probably aren't even their fault.
- On more than one occasion I've been charged substantially more than the advertised price of the show. One time they were collecting covers for a show that was advertised as free. So so so so lame.
- It's really hard to dance on a floor that has had about 30% of every drink sold that night spilled on it. I know that you kids really only buy drinks to have something to hold on to while you stand there and bobb awkwardly to music that your friends like, but get a sippy cup or something.
- Headliners that don't start playing until after Tri-Met stops running. So in addition to getting overcharged for the cover, I have to buy a cab home. Good damn you people make it hard for my broke ass to dance.
- The last time I went there I ran into my middle school boyfriend. He's a hipster and coke dealer now. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
I've been meaning to try this place, being a merc pick & all. I tried to CFS (chicken-fried steak) which I'm always too happy to try at new places. The portions were nice considering the slightly overpriced offerings. The taste was above average (worth going back for a second try.) I felt the CFS wasn't tenderized enough to get it out of the greasy spoon/diner quality bracket, but both gravys were very good. The greens on the side were a bit bold for breakfast, so I ended up muting them down in the gravy (yes, I'm southern.) I've never had greens for breakfast in the south, though. It was an odd pairing.
Next time I'll try the B&G!
The service was exceptional. No flaws, friendly, attentive without being overbearing & knowledgeable.
Try this place at least once.
One of the best views in town. The food is good, but not great, and the service was a bit awkward. This is a special occasion place you would take your parents to -- comfortable and attractive. (But not cheap: Dinner for two was $100 + tip and that was with one drink, no wine and no dessert.) If you want great food, however, you can do better elsewhere and pay less. But that view...
My favorite coffee place is in constant motion and I don't like it! A coffee (or now pizza) place should be reliable. It's all about routine, but at the Gladstone, small things change on an almost daily basis. I want to know what to expect when I walk in to my "regular" place. Whether it's the menu, hours, furniture, NAME- PICK something and STICK with it! Your reg'lars are getting turned off. Pizza is good, but Gladstone has an identity crisis.
Used to really like this place. Until they recently began skinping on the toppings.
I know the economy is rough for everyone, but getting a Predator with hardly any red sauce and half the toppings made me think twice about going here again.
One of the first times going to Masu was for the after party for The Roots in where Questlove spun. Shook Black Thoughts hand and was blinded by his ridiculous watch. Otherwise I have taken a couple dates there and it has always worked out at the end.
Your usual American Mexican restaurant.
We went here 'cause it was recommended. It's what an old person would call classy. I found it boring and on the expensive side. OK when you consider how few good restaurants there are when you cross the river.
Not the best breakfast joint in town, but it's pretty consistent, and their menu is simple and has something for everyone. Mimosas and egg scrambles are probably your best bet, and you get a lot of food for a cheap price.
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