This sunny "greasy spoon" in the heart of Hawthorne Boulevard gets jammed as hell on the weekends... maybe it's the vanilla bite-sized scones, or perhaps it's that "famous" garden scramble that pack the place. Whatever the reason, this is a very popular Portland diner.
P.S. If you go there with a group, make sure they are all with you when your name's called. They won't seat you unless the entire party is present.
The Stepping Stone motto reads: "You Eat Here Because We Let You". Oooh feisty!! They've got the sweet factor too though.. this little diner that looks just the way diners are supposed to look. They dish up some fine breakfast grub, from scrambles and omelets to hotcakes. Also serving lunch with sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads, and late night food Thursday through Saturday.
Quaint coffeehouse in an old Victorian provide a cozy haven from bustling NW 23rd Avenue. They serve Stumptown coffee, bagels and other baked goods but for more hearty fare they have crepes: In savory and sweet versions, they are delicate and delightful. Vivace also has a full liquor license—wine, beer, and spirits are available.
One of Portland's finest music venues Sits 3 stories above busy West Burnside and plays host to some of the best international and local bands as well as other events. The ornate decor is capped by giant crystal chandeliers from whence the name was derived.
Rocco's is downtown's indie rock pizza spot. Eat extra cheesy slices, drink cheap beer, stare at Zoobombers on the crazy Burnside corner.