Now available on the East side of the river in a unmissable bright pink building. Not only does Voodoo give Swahili lessons, you can even get legally married in this magical doughnut hole. But if a doughnut is what you're after, they craft some of the craziest makes and models such as: the cock-n-balls... yes, that's a kind of doughnut.
This Hollywood brunch spot gets busy on weekends but the wait you may suffer might very well be worth it after you are filled with deliciously prepared eggs, potatoes, in-house backed pastries (among other things).
Formerly an old storefront next to the Wonder Ballroom, the Spanish tapas sensation Toro Bravo is creating new fans on a daily basis. Order at least three items from the menu: Though the portions are generous by "small plate" standards, you'll want to sample as much as you can. (Even better: Go with a group, and try almost everything.) Starters like marinated sheep’s cheese with harissa and mint, gear you up for heartier courses like an incredibly tender hanger steak with roasted potatoes, braised lamb with couscous, or salt cod fritters with aioli. There's plenty here to satisfy vegetarians, too, from soft polenta to assorted veggie plates or ultra fresh salads. Meanwhile, an inventive cocktail menu relies heavily on Portland's local distilleries.
Hale Pele is a celebration of tropical cocktails from legendary Tiki bars of times past set in a hidden jungle in the Sullivan’s Gulch area of Portland, OR.
Our menu includes 20 tropical drinks from times past executed to absolute perfection using only fresh squeezed juices, premium spirits, and locally made B.G.Reynolds’ Hand-Crafted Syrups.
Pizzicato makes a good thin-crust pie with creative toppings, and fresh inventive salads with ingredients like pear, gorgonzola, and walnuts, or a fabulous lemon-tinged spinach salad with pine nuts.Multiple choices for individual slices are available every day as well as whole pies so any of their many locations cater to the solo diner, as well as the four-top.
Housed in a building painted in colorful Cuban style, Pambiche is good, fun, and justifiably popular. This Cuban/Latin NE hotspot does a lot with its menu, from tostones and empanadas to roast pork and prawns and a few items for the non-meat eater. They may not have liquor, but they get quite creative with their tropical drinks (including the refreshing Palm Beach Cooler, with white wine and mint), which pair nicely with the spicy cuisine. Save room for a little after dinner sweetness, because their desserts are not to be missed.
Homey, relaxed neighborhood pub featuring local live music. Delicious weekend breakfast menu featuring scrambles, pancakes and more. Lunch and dinner selections range from soups and sandwiches to burgers and burritos. Lots of vegetarian options and lots of microbrews on tap.
One of the first art-deco buildings in Portland, the Laurelhurst is a popular second-run movie theater that serves pizza from the New Deal cafe and beer along with the usual movie snacks.
Arts Center, Bar, DistroLocation, Lodging, Movie Theater, American, Pub Grub, Burgers, Northwest, Soup/Salad and/or Sandwich, Brewpub
The McMenamins worked their renovation magic on this former elementary school to transform it into a destination for locals and visitors alike. Check out the five different bars, the courtyard restaurant, movie theater, soaking pool and guest rooms for rent as well as a dedicated brewery.
Unchanged in years, This tiny, charming Hollywood stand-alone is an American classic. They serve all of your favorite breakfast (served 'til 11am weekdays and 1pm Saturday) and lunch standbys. Burgers are just the start of it. They're also nice enough to substitute veggie burgers and egg substitute for your dietary needs.
Quick and delicious teriyaki plates eaten by folks on the run, and oddly enough, lots of cops. Everything on the menu is good without being greasy, like the chicken, beef, pork, or a meat combo dish, and served with rice and an iceberg lettuce salad. Certain people swear by Du's (like cops, for example, and the Mercury sales team), so make sure to check it out for yourself at least once.
A pizza joint in the location of a former pizza joint. Dove Vivi gave the space a major face lift, and have a take on pizza different than any other in town; their pies feature a slightly chewy/crunchy, deep-dish style cornmeal crust. A slew of regular pizzas from a house-made fennel sausage to the pesto, to the corn & cashew "cheese" vegan, are joined by rotating specials every evening. Add one of their tasty salads and a big slice of housemade zuccotto for dessert and you will be rubbing you belly in contentment all night long. All pies are also available "par-baked" so you can take them home and heat them at your leisure.
Tasty, upscale Indian-fused food with all the right spices Vindalho fills a void in Portland's Indian food choices. Their "Spice route" cuisine menu is smaller than most Indian restaurants but what they may lack in choices they make up for in creativeness and flavor using locally available ingredients. This aesthetic is is also reflected in their drink menu but beer and a nice wine selection are available for the less adventurous.
Classic American breakfast and lunch a step above mom's homemade. From lemon, ricotta pancakes to savory scrambles, sandwiches and salads. And make sure not to forget the dessert!
This Stumptown location in the heart of the Belmont shopping district is great for people watching and of course, getting a superb cup of your favorite legal stimulant.