Some Chinese restaurants look like they were decorated sometime in the 70s and have just stayed that way since -and often, the food doesn't seem a lot fresher. Not so with Shandong, the Northern Chinese restaurant strives to use fresh ingredients and the decor is pleasant, comfortable and from this century.
Revamped from the previous International food menu to all Vietnamese offerings.
Vietnamese style appetizers, Com Dia (rice combination dishes), Pho and a number of specialties from deep fried salt and pepper shrimp or squid to yakisoba to pacific salmon roasted in banana leaf fill-out the food offerings. A full bar is also available in anticipation of the lounge that will eventually open next door.
The wacky folks at Lonesome's create totally redonkulous theme names for their coal-fired pizzas and change those names often--so check back. But not only that, when your pizza arrives, taped inside the box is a bonus local, independent CD, DVD, or piece of artwork to make your already fun pizza-eating experience even funner!
A Portland Staple since 1958, Club 21 is under new ownership. The Club has regained all of its original charm but now has more beer, booze, and a build your own burger menu. Open at 11:30am every day with brunch on the weekends, Club 21 is a dark and comfortable bar to relax in and soak up some Portland’s history. Rotating bands, djs, and pinball add to the entertainment or just grab a pint and relax on the patio or next to the fire. Be sure to say hi to the regulars they’ve been drinking there before you were born. No but seriously. They have.
A recently remodeled, great local retro dive bar where you can play pool, pinball wizard your way through four machines, and browse through the great jukebox. There's a smoking patio, a full bar, and a full kitchen that offers certain "stuff of legend" such as Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches.