Dim, friendly, authentic British pub with a large selection of beers and liquor--if you prefer, say, a gin and tonic to a Chimay. Food is basic-but-tasty limey fare like bangers and mash, fish and chips, pasties, shepherd's pie, etc. When the weather's nice, this is the perfect spot for patio cavorting, and if it's a game of darts you're looking for, this is the place.
Newly remodeled from it's former Long Island Pizzeria identity. Gone are the New York style pizzas but in return the emphasis has been put on the Lebanese food selection with a voluminous new menu offering everything from meat, vegetarian or vegan mezzas to kebabs and schwarmas. Now, pizza hasn't been entirely eradicated from the menu but the selection now has a much more Mediterranean flair. Lebanese wine and beer are also available along with some domestic selections.
A huge array of North and South Indian cuisine with plenty of vegetarian options. The place is nice, calm, and spacious, and the service is friendly. The portions are also generous for what you pay and at lunch you can eat as much as you want at their tasty buffet.
Vegan B.L.T., Democracy burger, Seitan Caesar Salad Sandwich, these are just a few of the amazing grilled sandwiches available. Veganopolis puts vegan cuisine on the Portland lunch map. This bright and airy downtown cafe has a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, sweet baked goods, daily soups, juices and healthy sodas, hell, they even have vegan beer! Check their daily specials and brunch buffet. The animals will love you for it!
This place is practically a Portland landmark. They've been around forever and helped change the face of local dining back in the day. Simple foods using simple ingredients fill the menu. They have one of the only salad bars around with homemade soups and bread but it's confusingly pricey, so beware. Also, there's a giant play area so the rug rats can go crazy while you're dining.
The trek from inner Portland is worth it for the food and the food alone. The ambiance is nothing special but the voluminous menu has loads of perfectly spiced selections of both Northern and Southern Indian dishes (Southern being Chennai Masala's specialty).
It's Portland's very own slice of highbrow Peruvian cuisine with flairs of a Japanese twist here and there. Much of the menu comes in three sizes (small, medium, large) so you don't have to drop rent IF you don't want to. But beware, because it easy to get carried away, especially with a menu full of creatively-concocted seafood dishes like mahi mahi and scallops, as well as spicy meats like pork in adobo sauce. The also have several vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes, tempting even dedicated wheat-eating carnivores.
Traditional Greek cuisine in a mostly unassuming building right in downtown Portland. You might think it isn't open if you're passing, by but that's probably not the case. The place is huge, so feel free to bring the friends, family, a party, etc. Go on weekends for live belly dancers. They also make their killer hummus and Greek dips which are also for sale at local markets, if you don't get your fix at the main location.
A neighborhood fixture since 1980, this Half-bar/half-restaurant serves big portions and generous margaritas. Who could ask for more? One of very few places in Northwest Portland where you can stuff yourself and get buzzed for less than ten bucks.
Popular St. John's standby and U of P hangout. Shoot pool toss some darts, sing karaoke or enjoy live music or DJs or just sit and get quietly schnockered.
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.
The international/Latin influenced menu consists of animals of the sky, ground and sea, all done up fancy-like. Their creative cocktails are not only available but a must at this hip North Portland drinking cave, and they're quite cheap during happy hour. Not a lot for the non-meat eating crowd though, unless you REALLY like sweet potato fries.
North Lombard can be know for long stretches of nothing but there are oases here and there and this awesome little bike-themed café is a shining example of that. Besides the usual coffee/espresso drinks, Little Red Bike offers a small but drool-inducing menu of breakfasty goodies, and lunchable treats complete with "sandwiches w/ training wheels for the tykes. They'll substitute vegetarian menu items and soy milk at no extra charge! -something a lot of other places should take heed of. To top it all off, they make and serve homemade ice cream and will even serve it out of the Bike Up window after they close at 3 .
Setting the stage for the new gastro-complex that has local foodies abuzz the Hub on North Williams, Lincoln is the second restaurant to open. They offer a concise, simple menu of expertly prepared and locally produced food which is complimented by the warm yet industrial-rustic space complete with local art.