Filling out the first floor of the block-spanning Ace Hotel complex and finally bringing authentic Jewish deli food to Portland. Ken Gordon -former proprietor of Ken's Place and Nick Zukin -a local food blogger, cure, pickle and smoke their own meats and roll-boil-bake fresh bagels daily. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. With offerings like; pastrami, lox, latkes, whitefish, chopped liver, blintzes and much, much more (there are even a few vegetarian items -oy vey!). Table service and takeout are both available.
Practically in the lobby of the über-hip Ace Hotel in downtown Portland. The huge windows make it a great place for people-watching and of course getting your caffeine on.
Up front (the Tea Zone) is a quaint little beverage joint with some of the best tea selections in town, including tea lattes and the fun and fabulous bubble tea! Yummy tea-time treats, like pannini sandwiches, quiche and tarts, are also in stock for your liking. The Camellia Lounge in back is swanky, comfortable and features a full-service bar with specialty tea-infused cocktails, marTEAnis and live music.
Conveyor belt sushi with low prices.Choose from the dishes that meander by you and are constantly being refreshed by the chefs. The plates are color-coded according to price so it's easy to track how much you're spending. If you don't know what something is, there's a "menu" with pictures but some items are hard to distinguish and some aren't pictured on the menu so it can be a bit confusing. Ask a server if one happens by.
Hot restaurant in the Ace Hotel building. The European tavern-style restaurant is a wide-open space with an open kitchen, long communal tables and high ceilings. They offer an eclectic menu of new American and classic European cuisines. Sip specialty cocktails at the big bar or select from a moderate list of wines including a selection of $6 table wines. Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
The Bijou is a classic downtown Portland breakfast/lunch spot, with a menu and decor that are simple and timeless. Fluffy scrambles, hot potatoes, and good meats bring the downtown morning crowd.
Good Thai food by the PSU campus. But if you're in a hurry to get to class, you might want to pass, as service can be notoriously slow. Check it out when you've got some time to kill.
Taking up residence in the heart of Downtown, Baliey's window-filled Taproom specializes in 3 offerings: 1). Beer -20 taps and a selection of bottles, local and other craft beers, you won't find Old Style or PBR here. 2). Cheese -a small selection of artisan cheeses from dairies in Oregon, Washington and California. 3). Chocolate -current selections from Euphoria Chocolate in Eugene and Dagoba in Ashland.