Prost! Portland is the anchorplace for the Mississippi Marketplace
and all it's wonderful food carts. An authentic German pub in a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century building. Serving imported German biers served in traditional glassware, German pub food is served, and an inevitable round of drinking songs will be sung.
Serving the usual McMenamins Ales and Edgefield wines, this converted Chapel (of the Chimes) serves as a spot for neighborhood folks to gather for some good old-fashioned beer worshiping. And in that vein, you can catch some rockin' keyboard work on the chapel's dedicated pipe organ every Thursday. A pretty standard McMenamin's menu of burgers and sandwiches is complimented by a few pub specialties and weekly specials.
Bamboo Grove calls most of the food on their menu "grinds," but that's just a term for food or eating in general. Teriyakis, barbecues, stir fries, and more can be found on the enormous menu, plus many different choices of meats, including spam. The 50th state is one of the largest consumers of this processed meat product. Vegetarians- there are a handful of choices for you but don't expect to be overwhelmed. This place is popular and can get crowded on weekends -check out the live Hawaiian music on Fridays.
Now available on the East side of the river in a unmissable bright pink building. Not only does Voodoo give Swahili lessons, you can even get legally married in this magical doughnut hole. But if a doughnut is what you're after, they craft some of the craziest makes and models such as: the cock-n-balls... yes, that's a kind of doughnut.
Upscale Thai food in a cool old reclaimed power substation. In a town chock-full of Thai restaurants Siam Society is a true standout. Sweet tropical cocktails complement the savory curries, stir-fries, soups and salads and remember to save room for one of their house made deserts. From the food to the dramatically lit bar to the upstairs lounge to the patio complete with umbrellas, space heaters and even lap-blankets (now ain't that nice?) Siam Society is an experience to remember.
Just when you though they couldn't fit another restaurant on NE Alberta, along comes the Radio Room. Stylish and user friendly, it strays from the DIY aesthetic that makes Alberta what it is. The entryway patio and upper-level smoking deck are welcoming and the interior comfortable. The selection of American-style comfort food complements that offering, including such delicacies as meatloaf, burgers, onion rings, chicken and dumplings, and the like. And to further your leisure, a full bar is available.
Get. Here. Early. Seriously, by noon, the massive pastry cases at Petite Provence are tellingly bare. That's because smart people who woke up much earlier than you snapped up all the delicious croissants, scones, breads, brioches, and other amazing pastries. But don't fret, sit down instead, for crêpes, eggs, or other incredible breakfast items. Lunch offers soups, salads and sandwiches, served on their fresh-baked breads (or, even better, come back for dessert!)
Serving a small selection of artisan sandwiches on your choice of baugette or cibatta along with some soups, salads coffee and coming soon: beer and wine.