A long time Portland Farmer's Market favorite in its own storefront without the half-hour-long lines. The heart-attack-inducing Reggie Deluxe (fried chicken, gravy, cheese and bacon in a homemade biscuit) is selling like hotcakes. But don't worry: Their cream top biscuits are also available with fillings like homemade jam, roasted red pepper & goat cheese spread, and sausage or shittake mushroom gravy—along with eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese. Just remember to go jogging or something afterward.
The Bagdad Theater shows occasionally awesome second-run movies. It's worth admission price just to see the Middle-Eastern themed interior but there's more. You can get some pizza and even a beer and every other row has been removed to allow for tables and plenty of leg room. So you never have to worry about some annoying sociopath kicking the back of your chair through your screening of Harold and Kumar. The connected pub offers all the other McMenamins amenities and promises entertaining people-watching on busy Hawthorne Boulevard.
A SE Hawthorne fave. Mio Sushi SE draws a crowd, and for good reason: Serving sushi standards as well as creative additions like the "sushi pizza", - creamy, spicy and full of flavor, not to mention addictive as all hell. Also, nigiri, bento, tempura, curry and various noodle dishes are among other offerings. The lunch and dinner menus are the same, albeit with different prices and portions.
Russell Street is down home cookin' with a little something for everyone. Five different house BBQ sauces are slathered on everything from shrimp to sausage to tofu to pig, and sides like coleslaw, mac-n-cheese and candied yams provide the perfect accompaniment. Bring the family and pull on the bibs.
Part lounge, part arts center, the Someday is a cool, casual, comfortable place to meet for drinks as well as a good spot to catch some performing arts action. From live music to theater, dance to spoken word. They offer some tasty specialty drinks and a nice selection of sandwiches, items that are "not sandwiches," soups, and salads. The food is all meat-free so you can park your guilt at Burger King. Also, they boast one of the longest happy hours in town!
Cave-like bar in the basement of Jarra's Ethiopian restaurant with a scaled-down, super-cheap version of their menu. A nice little hangout with lots of board games in the back room for your enjoyment.
A simple little self-styled dive pub located below a house and frequented by neighborhood folk and hipsters. Simple, super cheap eats like hummus and chips, curried chick peas and rice or a turkey and cheese sandwich are available for a nosh. An impressive collection of board games, a strangely fascinating aquarium, and a killer jukebox, and even Sunday night trivia are available for your entertainment. Oh and, PBR is definitely spoken here!