This simple and rustic spot is named after a region of France where wine bars pepper the countryside, Bar Avingnon has a formidable selection of vin priced for fancypants connoisseurs or everyday folks who like a nice bit of the grape. Accompany your glass or bottle with a small plate of marcona almonds, cheese, olives and other savory or sweet creations.
This classic old tavern is yet another McMenamin's joint with a history. The upstairs hotel is functional and reputedly haunted. Live music is on tap as well as the usual McMenamin's beers. The menu is also fairly standard for one of their places. What makes the White Eagle stand out is that old-time saloon atmosphere.
In the former location of Albina Green, Red Fox offers affordable goodness with a small menu of seasonal goodies all under $6(!). Add to that the fact that the cost of a few drinks won't burn too big a hole in your pocket and you just may have a new hang out.
Proper Eats is a vegetarian and vegan cafe/deli with microbrews on tap and live music on the weekends. Dishes are super tasty and are made with all organic ingredients.
Por Que No offers some of the most unique Mexican cuisine in this city. Their fresh handmade tortillas are made on the spot, as are fruity juicy beverages including sangria. They serve Mexican brunch on the weekends with offerings like pancakes topped with plantains and huevos rancheros. The place is practically the size of a walk-in closet (albeit a cute closet), so you might not want to take the extended family.
Mississippi neighborhood's beautiful garden store, a place to find plants for your indoor garden, supplies for an urban farm or one-of-a-kind DIY gifts.
This homey pizza pub has just about everything. Well, as long as everything consists of: comfy atmosphere, beer, pizza, and live music seven days a week! The Atlantis Lounge in back mixes some sweet and exotic drinks.
This local chain sushi joint with six locations in the metro area brings much-needed good Japanese food to the North Portland "quadrant". Serving sushi standards as well as creative additions like the sushi pizza, which is creamy, spicy and full of flavor, not to mention addictive as all hell. Nigiri, bento, tempura, curry and various noodle dishes are among the various other offerings. Lunch and dinner menus are identical, albeit with different prices and portions.
Consider MiHO a "starter izakaya". A place for drinks and small plates, most dishes are affordable and very accessible. There is fish for sure, and a very good ramen, all served up in a converted Portland bungalow from a dedicated staff.
This gourmet shop specializes in fancy: finishing salts, chocolate, wine and flowers.