Portland's member of the Rock Bottom chain is spacious and conveniently located downtown. The food is a step-up from the usual chain restaurant but definitely designed to appeal to the suburban masses here for a weekender. And if you eschew meat, beware even the salads.
Okay, it looks a little like an insurance office but let me assure you, rather than a policy they'll try to sell you an omelet, a giant pancake, or a waffle or steak and eggs (et cetera) for breakfast and steak, pasta, burgers, fish, Oriental dishes and the list goes on.
This self-proclaimed gastro pub sits in a little yellow house in the Goose Hollow neighborhood and contrary to the name the roof doesn't really leak -as far as we know. An intimate and casual ambiance encourages you to take your time enjoying; expertly prepared food using, local, sustainable and organic ingredients, and a glass or two from their ever-changing wine list. However, this former "best kept secret" has been discovered by the hungry for a good meal masses so you may have a bit of a wait to get in especially on weekends.
Housed in an historic 2 story brick building sitting at the top of the Pearl next to I-405, Touche is a good spot to stop after work for a drink and a bite or a meal late at night. Dine on wood-fired pizza, pastas and more from their Italian/Mediterranean menu in the lush 1st floor dining room or head upstairs for a round of Billiards and a drink from the full-service bar and cruise for hotties.
Pretty much your basic old-school bar with restaurant attached. The restaurant serves breakfast all day along with burgers and the usual artery-clogging fried stuff. The bar has pool tables, juke box, darts etc. It's smoky, grungy and they serve insanely strong drinks. The crowd sometimes leans to the meat-markety types but gets some variety being in the upper Hawthorne 'hood and all.
A gay bar that has it all: A lounge, an outdoor patio, a dance floor and best of all, strippers!
Coffee Shop/Tea House, DistroLocation, American, Italian, Northwest, Diner, Breakfast Brunch, Bar, Featured Happy Hour, Staff Pick, Menu
The Southeast Foster/Powell neighborhood has been in need of a handsome bistro for some time now; Bar Carlo is just that. With a menu that mixes classic American fare with down home Mexican cooking, Portlanders seek out Bar Carlo (located on SE Foster between 64th and 65th) when in need of comforting meals, stiff house-made cocktails, and an upbeat environment. The popular weekend bunch is not to be missed, and breakfast is served all week long - even through lunch and dinner! Don’t be afraid to try some of the wonderful vegan and vegetarian options.
Bridgeport crafts some of the finest local brews in town (the Ropewalk Amber Ale is always a favorite) and the menu is also well done. Try their bistro-style burgers, hand made pizza, wide array of salads and other daily specials.