Hip, happenin' warehouse space in hip, happenin' Southeast Portland. Holocene is host to both DJs and bands. With two large rooms and one long bar, it's a great place to shake your booty or bob your head.
On the side of the Bread & Ink Café there's a big blue awning, beneath that a red door with a window. This is the place where you would go if by some chance you wanted a delicious Belgian waffle topped with any number of sweet (and a few savory) offerings like chocolate, fruit pies, whipped cream, but you don't want that! Or do you...
Bar, Coffee Shop/Tea House, DistroLocation, American, Burgers, Pub Grub, Breakfast Brunch, Diner, Movie Theater, Featured Happy Hour, Staff Pick, PDX Approved
A comfortable, homey, kinda grungy throwback in a neighborhood full of boutiques and wine bars. Second-hand furniture, retro-kitsch decor, a bunch of beers on tap, make for a perfectly good place for meeting friends or throwing back a cold one before (or after) a movie at the Laurelhurst. The food is simple, decent and won't eat a hole in your wallet. Entertainment is provided by the jukebox as well as live bands and DJs.
Some say: “coffee is coffee,” while others like theirs delivered in a sippy-cup at Starbucks but Ristretto brings an artisan’s approach to this darkest of drinks. Come, if you want to sip your triple espresso within sight of the roasting machine. It’ll be like smoking a Havana in sight of the lady who rolled it, only less-cancer-more-Portland. For example: It’s pissing down rain outside, and you’re in this warm shop up in Beaumont-Wilshire there are nice hand-made pottery cups, leathery chairs, and friendly souls. And the chocolate espresso bread—well, it’s so damn goooood.
This tiny café is the little sister to downtown's hip-a-riffic Half & Half. They serve an ever-changing menu of creative sandwiches and pies and they may be the only place in the Pearl where you can get local, French pressed coffee.
Ken Forkish's artisan bread graces the menu of many a fine dining establishment across this fair city: Stop by his bakery to get the goods at the source. In addition to baked goodies and desserts, Ken's Artisan offers a few mean sandwiches and salads. On Monday nights, stop by for wood fired pizzas, wine, and a truly great Caesar salad, but get there early as it fills up.
The New Old Lompoc is gaining steam as a reputable local brewery chain (see: The Hedge House and Fifth Quadrant), and it all started at this NW 23rd location. It's a chill little pub, with big tables and booths, a large patio with heated "barn" for you and your friends. Enjoy their delicious, locally made brews, with their way better than average bar food.
This laid-back pub serves tasty micro-brews, Pabst, and fabulous pub food. Sandwiches are made on Grand Central bread, perfectly toasted, and served with a crisp garden salad or homemade soup. The taco salad is another winner, made with homemade chili, fresh veggies with salsa and sour cream. In the summer the "Stone" offers backyard BBQ fare like burgers and dogs, for a cheap price. Plus, if you like sports, they're undoubtedly showing your game, and if you don't, the TV is easy to ignore. Outdoor seating is available almost always.