The second location for this venerable Portland indie coffee house. Anna Bannanas is well-known for their superior coffees and teas, and they also have a small but not insignificant menu of sandwiches, wraps, soups & salads, and spreads & bread.
This place is practically a Portland landmark. They've been around forever and helped change the face of local dining back in the day. Simple foods using simple ingredients fill the menu. They have one of the only salad bars around with homemade soups and bread but it's confusingly pricey, so beware. Also, there's a giant play area so the rug rats can go crazy while you're dining.
This sunny "greasy spoon" in the heart of Hawthorne Boulevard gets jammed as hell on the weekends... maybe it's the vanilla bite-sized scones, or perhaps it's that "famous" garden scramble that pack the place. Whatever the reason, this is a very popular Portland diner.
P.S. If you go there with a group, make sure they are all with you when your name's called. They won't seat you unless the entire party is present.
The Goodfoot is a good old Southeast standby with a hint of a hippie vibe, separated into 2 floors—each with its own entrance. The lower-level lounge is a music venue hosting primarily hiphop, reggae, jam and world music acts. The upstairs pub is huge and has pool tables and pinball. The menu consists of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and house specials, all for a completely affordable prices.
This gay nightclub in Oldtown/Chinatown is all shiny and modern inside with no cover charge, a big dance floor and crazy laser/light show. They host tons of events throughout the year and have something different going on almost every night of the week like Ladie's Night on Tuesdays or the free drag show Sunday night. If you want to chat up that hottie you bumped into on the dance floor you can retire to the quieter, loungier adjoining Rainbow Room
With a griddle at every table, a variety of pancake batters, from buttermilk to gluten free, a slew of toppings as well as a full bar. This is soon going to be the place your family is clamoring to go for breakfast. They have other stuff too but you heard me when I said pancakes right? Also serving breakfast for dinner every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm-10pm
Kornblatt's is one of Portland's oldest and best-know Jewish delis. Sip on salty matzo ball soup, chow on their famous Rueben on rye or just have a bagel.
Eclectic spot in an older craftsman house nearly hidden from view by the surrounding trees and shrubs. The bizarre 70's style wallpaper, odd things hanging from the ceiling and the reports of hauntings and the surrounding foliage make you feel like you've slipped into a dimension similar but not quite the same as our own. Coffee and deserts are served for your voyage.