NW Park, between Ankeny and Glisan
Another restaurant from the creator of Bluehour and Saucebox. Bruce Carey has transformed the restaurant with his usual flair. The restaurant itself is crisp, clean and comfortable with subdued colors and amusing touches. The food is high-end, creative and the menu is short but sweet and changes seasonally. An excellent selection of wines, scotch, brandy etc, as well as artisan deserts are not to be missed.
Another drinking hole on Northwest 21st that's neither too fancy nor too crappy with decent food (try a burger, or the calamari), especially when it's cheap as hell during happy hour. This is also a good destination if you're looking for outdoor seating, as they have a spacious patio out back.
Sister's of the Road is a standout in a city full of amazing, grassroots, nonprofit organizations. Feeding somewhere around 400+ meals per day to Portland's homeless, poor and anyone who wants a decent cheap meal since 1979. They serve 3 dishes per day, one is guaranteed to be vegetarian. Each meal costs $1.25 and can be paid for with cash, food stamps or by bartered work. Meal coupons are also available for $2 each (the difference goes to offset costs) Mondays is all day breakfast, Tuesday & Wednesday are chef's Choice, Thursday it's Italian and Friday is Mexican. Stop on by and have a meal or volunteer some of your time.
*Note* Sister's of the Road was 2007's Mercury Charity Auction's proceeds recipient.
Bar, Brewpub, Club, American, Burgers, Pub Grub, Seafood, Pizza, Buffet, Barbecue/Southern, Movie Theater, Menu
The historic Edgefield Manor once served as Multnomah County's Poor Farm but now, it’s anything but. Sprawling grounds with multiple buildings serving many functions. The main building has over 100 guest rooms. There are 7 restaurants and bars including a movie theatre, gardens, and a golf course. Just too much to list here. See their website (link above) for details.
In a contemporary setting with rustic undertones, A Cena specializes in rich, Italian cuisine. Utilizing a variety of Italian regional cooking styles, A cena creates unique, elegant yet simple food to fill you up. Pair your meal with a wine selected to compliment your meal for a complete dining experience.
This lavish Lebanese restaurant occupies a beautiful historic downtown building. As with the setting, the food is sure to impress: A big selection, generous portions, and plenty of vegetarian options is sure to satisfy. Specialty cocktails include the Lebanese margarita. Be sure to check out the belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights!
This little cafe is located in the unlikely Mt. Scott/Arleta neighborhood. Serving fantastic home-baked pastries and cookies to go with the Stumptown coffee, plus they also have a smallish but gourmet breakfast/brunch and lunch menu that is getting raves. From the Portland's Best Biscuits & Gravy to the Weezie -"A BLT on steroids," the food is winning over neighborhood and roaming diners alike.