Service was great. Waitress cute. Bloody Marys were tasty but expensive. Brunch Food cooked in a sandwich press. Dry, hard , tasteless. And very overpriced for such a small amount. And served on paper inside a plastic burger basket. For the same price you can go to several lounges in Portland and have 3 egg omelets with hashbrowns and toast. On glass plates.
I'm not a review writer, but I believe in the power of sharing experiences, especially when it can help others from suffering an avoidable fate like mine. I made the mistake of reserving a table at Portland City Grill on the Fourth of July — I'm new in town, and therefore prone to rookie moves like this, but it was a first date and I wanted it to be special — and I had to pay for that mistake by spending three uncomfortable hours at the top of a pink damn skyscraper.
My date served in Afghanistan and understandably wanted to view the fireworks from a safe, quiet, relaxing distance, and PSG could certainly deliver, but I was told window seats were in high demand on the Fourth and so I should plan to arrive early. I was calling three days early, how much sooner should I begin planning? Her message was vague, but I interpreted it to mean either we weren't getting a table, or we could improve our chances of getting a table with a twenty, maybe. I tried to confirm by showing up day of, but the restaurant wasn't open yet.
We arrived an hour and forty-five minutes before our reservation, and I kindly asked again for a decent view. We were herded into the bar, where we were told we'd be given the next table when it became available, but were encouraged to eat there. I asked the maítre d' twice if a table would be available, and was both times encouraged to just stay put. Even though we were seated, we couldn't see the fireworks and we weren't being served — in two hours, we managed to get the bartender's attention twice. I just wanted to sit across from one another and have a decent conversation over a good meal.
That was too much to ask. I finally told the front desk that we'd take any table as long as they would serve us. We were placed in the middle of the room. I was agitated, but more so when the manager showed up at our table and said, "You asked to see me?"
"No, I didn't, actually" I said. "But since you're here, I should point out that your front of house could use some work."
He argued with me for a second while my date looked on, then said, "We can't just ask people to get up and leave the table," to which I said, "yes, you can." After an hour and forty-five minutes on the busiest day of the year, I told him, you absolutely can ask someone to get their ass out of that chair so the next guy can sit in it. He said sorry and walked away.
On one hand, I have to give my compliments to the chef who prepared my date's meal, because it was reportedly delicious. That may have been a lie, but I'd like to believe otherwise. My forty-two-dollar "medium" steak, however, was still jiggly and cool and very bloody in the middle. The outside was nicely seared, but to get through the holiday rush, the chef clearly just pushed the limits of his output capacity and sent me whatever he pleased.
Despite all that, we heard the "oohs" and "ahhs" from the fireworks, my date had a decent meal, and I had a great view. But trust me, this place sucks. If you're new in town and thinking about taking a date here, you have no idea how big a favor I'm doing you right now: eat at a regular nice restaurant, then go find a tall place to check out the city for free.
No word on whether my date is gonna give me a second shot. Thanks, guys.
Summertime rules, the wonderful Portland rockers Trick Sensei playing a free show at Green castle pod. Life is Good
Delicious produce.... Fruit AND veggies. Fabulous berries! Great prices. Knowledgable and friendly staff. Love this place!
The Waypost is a BAR. This information is way outdated, please update
the best moroccan iced tea with fresh mint and delicious sandwiches
The woman server with the blonde wavy hair had such an attitude it ruined our experience. She was rude and unpleasant. She seemed more interested in arguing with us about menu items than actually serving us. We sat there without a beverage for 40 minutes! How hard is to pop the top of a beer? Do yourself a favor and go to Rimsky's Coffee House instead.
Good selection of hydroponics gear. Complete line of Advanced Nutrients and other additives. Knowledgeable staff and easy parking... what's not to like?!
Underdog roaster & secretly best in town.
Had a great time with the family seeing The Lorax. Clean, affordable and everyone was so nice. Cant wait to see what is playing next week. Love that they are playing family friendly movies during the day and randoms at night for the 21+ crowd.
I gotta say, I love this place now! Great prices on movies, and the Cult Classics in the evening are amazing! I mean who plays a Russ Meyers flick anymore? Too awesome to pass up! Gotta say the owner Mike was a really great guy too, super nice and very concerned if my family and I were having a good time! Please support this place so it doesn't go away!!!
A really nice neighborhood restaurant. My coffee cup and water glass never get empty. The food is great and prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend O'Conners!
Completely unique graphic art gallery. There is nothing like it in Oregon.
Excellent quality for gluten free pizza. Friendly service. Casual campus attitude. Very patient and friendly about getting Gluten free orders correct. They make us feel welcome instead of an annoyance.
It needs five stars oops didn't see that ..laughing..
Well the place has long since changed hands and the pizza is absolutely delicious in my opinion...The staff are great and very helpful and accommodating...I have been back many times and also ordered takeout and delivery..continued excellent food and service...I HIGHLY recommend this spot and I am know for my picky-ness!
This place is closed
just received first hammys, 11:30ish pm delivery..pizza was lukewarm, and driver forgot the salad.
The crust is bland, along with the pizza sauce. All in all, a disappointing experience.
HORRIBLE service!!! NO STARS!! Had my haircut in the back of the store by Ginger w/ "Devil's Haircuts" she was TOTALLY unprofessional and SCREWED up my hair! How hard is it to add layers? Really? If I wanted a mullet I would have done it myself! She had a terrible attitude and smelled like she hadn't bathed in weeks. NOT someone I would recommend to my worst enemy! I NEVER complain about a haircut no matter how bad it is but she really pissed me off! My friends go to Wood Pro for their hair styles and thanks to Ginger they've LOST customers.
Saw her open for Puscifer in Seattle (Nov. 2011) and at the Schnitzer (March 2012). Power behind those vocals - emotional power, conviction. Some songs I haven't been too crazy about but after streaming her music online while doing stuff around the house, she's really grown on me. A few really great gems that were great to see on a huge, hollow stage, resonating throughout the concert hall - but will be a special treat to see in the intimate venue of the Star Theater.
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