In the heart of downtown Gresham is this little gem of a coffee shop which features Oregon-roasted coffee and coffee drinks. And if you grow hungry while playing cribbage or updating your status, try one of their panini or deli sandwiches.
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.
A true destination for after-dinner edibles, this little dessert house has taken the art of sweet treats to a new high. Beautifully prepared cakes, tarts and chocolates for your indulgence along with dessert wines and beers make for a truly unique, romantic way to satiate your sweet tooth. Check out special events like: Dessert Dim Sum and Create Your Own Dessert nights or their popular Sunday brunch (with real brunch food).
Occupying a sunny corner on SE Clinton, NoHo's serves traditional Hawaiian-style home cooking. Meaty barbecues, teriyakis and more accompanied by sticky rice and macaroni salad, all in gut-busting portions. For when you can't make it to the Luau.
The Grilled Cheese Grill gets my vote for the best name ever. Serving a number of creative variations on the classic with tons of optional ingredients, along with tomato soup (natch) as well as a gut buster called the Cheesus Burger - basically a burger with two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns (whoah!). You can substitute gluten free bread or vegan cheese if your diet dictates.
This quick Mexican taco chain offers the Mexican staples (tacos, burritos, nachos, etc.) but Cha! Cha! Cha! feels just a little bit healthier than the low-grade taco shops.
If you like Thai food, Sweet Basil Thai is a must-try. Their voluminous menu has the classics, but also includes some creative specials, not to mention the beautiful bar downstairs. And yes! They deliver! View their website for fees and delivery map.
At the Montage you will sit right next to complete strangers and quite possibly get to know them while dining on Cajun style eats. From oyster shooters to jambalaya to red beans and rice to mac-n-cheese, there's something for everyone at this raucous, noise filled, tourist-must-see bistro. Great for late-night eats or a cheap weekend brunch. Plus the bar next door (La Merde) is great for all-night drinks.
Located in the Jupiter Hotel complex, the Doug Fir Lounge -located below the restaurant and bar, is like a super-cool log cabin bunker from the future. Playing host to some of the best touring and local bands it is by far one of the most unique music venues in the pacific northwest. The gorgeous log cabin-themed diner hosts a variety of musical events on their lower level, so you can see a show, drink a cosmo, and eat a "Fir Burger" all at the same place, then pass out in a swank room at the Jupiter Hotel just next door. The popular happy hour boasts some of the best cheap bar food in town, but get there early if you want to get a seat, because the lounge fills up quick with well-heeled urbanites.