The Mercury's Back-to-School Guide to Portland! 

Eating

If you're going to gain 15 pounds your freshman year anyway, the Mercury wants to make sure you're porking up on something other than microwave pizza.

Open 24 Hours

Fireside Coffee Lodge, 1223 SE Powell, 230-8987

Nob Hill Old Pharmacy Café, 2100 NW Glisan, 548-4049

The Original Hotcake House, 1002 SE Powell, 236-7402

Roxy, 1121 SW Stark, 223-9160

Classic Breakfast Joints

The Cadillac Café, 1801 NE Broadway, 287-4750

Cup and Saucer Cafe, 3566 SE Hawthorne, 236-6001; 3000 NE Killingsworth, 287-4427

Fat Albert's, 6668 SE Milwaukie, 872-9822

Junior's Café, 1742 SE 12th, 467-4971

Zell's, 1300 SE Morrison, 239-0196

Coffee Shops of Record

Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 248-2900

Coffee Time, 712 NW 21st, 497-1090

Portland Coffee House, 2511 SE Belmont, 230-8914; 603 SW Broadway, 243-6374; 1951 W Burnside, 459-4495

Red & Black Café, 2138 SE Division, 231-3899

Stumptown, 128 SW 3rd, 295-6144; 3377 SE Division, 230-7797; 3356 SE Belmont, 232-8889

Eating When You're Broke

La Bonita, 2839 NE Alberta, 281-3662

Dog House, 2845 E Burnside, 239-3647

Laughing Planet, 3322 SE Belmont, 235-6472, 3765 N Mississippi, 467-4146; 922 NW 21st, 445-1319

Olé Olé, 2137 E Burnside, 230-1132; 1201 SW Jefferson, 478-0505

La Villa, 719 SE Morrison, 872-9696

Eating When Your Parents Are Paying

Bluehour, 250 NW 13th, 226-3394

clarklewis, 1001 SE Water, 235-2294

Higgins, 1239 SW Broadway, 222-9070

Wildwood, 1221 NW 21st, 248-9663 

Pizza Delivery

American Dream Pizza, 4620 NE Glisan, 230-0699

Kustom Pizza, 2727 NE Glisan, 239-4444

Pizza Oasis, 2241 W Burnside, 228-5260

Pizza a Go Go, 3240 N Williams, 335-0300

Stark Naked Pizza, 2835 SE Stark, 459-4450

Vegetarian/Vegan Eats

Blossoming Lotus, 925 NW Davis, 228-0048

Paradox Palace Café, 3439 SE Belmont, 232-7508

Veganopolis, 412 SW 4th, 226-3400

Vita Café, 3024 NE Alberta, 335-8233

Treats!

Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 526 NW 23rd, 542-3400; 608 SW Alder, 241-0955

Papa Haydn, 701 NW 23rd, 228-7317

Pix Patisserie, 3402 SE Division, 232-4407; 3901 N Williams, 282-6539

Sahagún Chocolates, 10 NW 16th, 274-7065

Saint Cupcake, 407 NW 17th, 473-8760

Voodoo Doughnut, 22 SW 3rd, 241-4704

Drinking

Learning how to drink is at least as important as learning how to read—and definitely more important than learning how to do long division.

Brewpubs: Not Just for Yuppies Anymore

BridgePort Ale House, 3632 SE Hawthorne, 233-6540; 1313 NW Marshall, 241-7179

Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, 915 SE Hawthorne, 236-3555; 1945 NW Quimby, 517-4352

McMenamins: Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, 249-3983; Blue Moon, 432 NW 21st, 223-3184; about a billion other places

The New Old Lompoc, 1616 NW 23rd, 225-1855

MacTarnahan's Taproom, 2730 NW 31st, 228-5269

Rogue Ales Public House, 1339 NW Flanders, 222-5910

Roots Organic Brewing, 1520 SE 7th, 235-7668

Tugboat Brewing Company, 711 SW Ankeny, 226-2508

Widmer Gasthaus Pub, 929 N Russell, 281-3333

A Few Good Bars

Acme Food and Drink, 1305 SE 8th, 230-9020

Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta, 284-7665

Dot's Café, 2521 SE Clinton, 235-0203

Delta Café, 4607 SE Woodstock, 771-3101

Florida Room, 435 N Killingsworth, 287-5658

Gladstone Street Pub, 3737 SE Gladstone, 775-3502

Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont, 232-2202

The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 473-8729

LaurelThirst Pub, 2958 NE Glisan, 232-1504

Pub at the End of the Universe, 4107 SE 28th, 235-0969

Slow Bar, 533 SE Grand, 230-7767

Kegs

Belmont Station, 4520 SE Belmont, 232-8538

Lutz Tavern, 4639 SE Woodstock, 774-0353

Portland Brewing Co., 2730 NW 31st, 226-7623

Liquor Stores

10th Avenue Liquor, 925 SW 10th, 227-3391

11th Avenue Liquor, 1040 SE Hawthorne, 236-2076

Downtown Liquor Store, 550 SW Washington, 227-2791 

Lloyd Center Liquor Store, 1621 NE 9th, 288-0961

Hollywood Liquor Store, 3738 NE Sandy, 284-0987

Uptown Shopping Center Liquor, 1 NW 23rd Place, 227-0338 

Indoor Fun

It's going to start raining soon. And it's never going to stop. And you'll never want to go outside again.

Arcades

Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch, 796-9364

Wunderland at the Avalon Theatre, 3451 SE Belmont, 238-1617

Bowling: Unleash Your Inner Lebowski

Hollywood Bowl, 4030 NE Halsey, 288-9237

Interstate Lanes, 6049 N Interstate, 285-9881 

Milwaukie Bowl, 3056 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, 654-7719

AMF Bowling Centers, 3031 SE Powell, 234-0237; 2700 NE 82nd, 255-2635

Shooting Ranges

Johnson Creek Gun Club, Inc., 7200 SE Lamphier, 771-5139

Portland Rifle & Pistol Club, 6130 NE Hassalo, 284-5697

Music

School is a great chance to expand your musical horizons. Raid your roommate's MP3 player. Learn about rap music. Start collecting vinyl. Take bong hits and listen to My Chemical Romance. And don't forget to check out the live music happening all the time at Portland's many amazing venues.

All-Ages Venues

Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 233-1994

Artistery, 4315 SE Division, 803-5492

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 225-0047

Food Hole, 20 NW 3rd

Gravity Room, 6 SW 3rd

Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 233-7100

Satyricon, 125 NW 6th

Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th, 224-2038

21 and Over

Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd, 248-4579

Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 226-6630

Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 231-9663

Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 221-7262

Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark, 239-9292

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 239-7639

Red Room, 2530 NE 82nd, 256-3399

Sabala's Mt. Tabor, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 238-1646

Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy, 238-0543

Towne Lounge, 714 SW 20th Pl, 241-8696

Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 284-8686

Karaoke

The Alibi, 4024 N Interstate, 287-5335

Chopsticks Express II, 2651 E Burnside, 234-6171

The Galaxy, 909 E Burnside, 234-5003

Record Stores

Anthem Records, 832 SE 34th, 963-9000

Everyday Music, 1313 W Burnside, 274-0961; 1931 NE Sandy, 234-7373

Exiled Records, 4628 SE Hawthorne

Jackpot Records, 203 SW 9th, 222-0990; 3736 SE Hawthorne, 239-7561

Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, 231-8926; 801 NW 23rd, 248-0163

Ozone Records, 701 E Burnside, 227-1975

Q is for Choir, 2510 SE Clinton, 235-9678

Movies

It's been raining for over two months: Start living at movie theaters. Most of them are dry.

Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 236-9234

Century Theaters, 4040 SE 82nd, 775-0000

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 223-4515

Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899

Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 281-4215

Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, 232-5511

Regal Cinemas, everywhere, regalcinemas.com

Video

It's been raining for over three months and you can't afford the movie theater: time to hit the video store.

Clinton Street Video, 2501 SE Clinton, 236-9030

Movie Madness, 4320 SE Belmont, 234-4363

Trilogy, 2325 NW Thurman, 229-1884

Videorama, 2640 NE Alberta, 288-4067; 2310 N Lombard, 289-8408; 1990 SE Ladd, 231-1181; 1136 NW Lovejoy, 796-2825; 7522 N Lombard, 247-3433

Video Verite, 3956 N Mississippi, 445-9902

Watch This, 916 W Burnside, 223-1791

Doin' It

"College" is pretty much synonymous with "nonstop sexual bacchanalia." If you haven't managed to tap in to the current of sexual perversity and licentiousness throbbing just beneath the surface of dorm life, here are a few places where you can pay to peep at what any self-respecting college student should be seeing for free.

Naked Ladies

Acropolis Steakhouse, 8325 SE Mcloughlin, 231-9611

Devil's Point, 5305 SE Foster, 774-4513

Magic Gardens, 217 NW 4th, 224-8472

Mary's Club, 129 SW Broadway, 227-3023

Sassy's, 927 SE Morrison, 231-1606

Union Jack's, 938 E Burnside, 236-1125

Naked Men

Silverado, 1217 SW Stark, 224-4493

The Un-Fun Stuff

Yeah, college is mostly about fun—but fun can turn into gonorrhea faster than you flunk out of Intro to Poetry Writing.  Here is a list of useful numbers and websites that will help you when you're in all sorts of jams.

Quick $$$

Clinical Trials, clinicaltrials.gov

Market Research Studies, 800-945-5819

Sperm Donation OHSU 1750 SW Harbor Way, 494-8311

ZLB Plasma Service, 16225 NE Glisan, 251-8822

Sex: Taking Care of Business

A Woman's Time, 2067 NW Lovejoy, 222-2322

Planned Parenthood, 3531 NE 15th, Ste B, 288-8826, plannedparenthood.org

Women's Clinic, 5050 NE Hoyt, #359, 249-5454

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 2330 NW Flanders, #207, 226-6678

Hotlines

Alcohol Addiction, 800-923-HELP

Backline (pregnancy counseling), 888-493-0092, yourbackline.org

Cocaine Addiction, 888-781-7060

Gambling Addiction, 800-522-4700

Heroin Addiction, 888-781-7060

HIV/AIDS, 800 -777-2437

Overeaters Anonymous, 581-0589

Rape Relief, 888-235-5333

Suicide, 800-SUICIDE, 800-273-TALK

Tobacco Quitline, 877-270-STOP

Getting Around

Portland has a plethora of possibilities when it comes to getting from point A to point B. Here are just a few to get you moving.  

Bus/Light Rail/Streetcar: TriMet, 238-RIDE, trimet.org

Train: Amtrak, 800-USA-RAIL, amtrak.com

Car: Flexcar, 328-FLEX, flexcar.com

Horse and Buggy: Wilcox Horse & Buggy, 888-879-8253, wilcoxhorsebuggy.com

Airplane: STA Student Travel, 800-781-4040, statravel.com

Bike: Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta, 288-8864; Citybikes, 734 SE Ankeny, 239-6951

Taxi: Radio Cab, 227-1212 

 

Basic Needs

So you've just started school and you realize your dorky high school clothes just aren't cutting it anymore. Sometimes you have to be resourceful.

Cheap Clothes

Avalon, 410 SW Oak, 224-7156

Goodwill, multiple locations, goodwill.org

Lady Luck, 2742 E Burnside, 233-4041

Lived-in Lover, 3619 SE Division, 230-8533

Magpie, 520 SW 9th, 220-0920

Refind Fashion & Home Décor, 1907 NE Kilpatrick, 238-6998

Salvation Army, multiple locations, satruck.com/FindStore.aspx

Value Village, 5050 SE 82nd, 771-5472; 4420 NE Hancock, 493-2411

William Temple House, 2230 NW Glisan, 222-3328

Buffalo Exchange, 1420 SE 37th, 234-1302; 1036 W Burnside, 222-3418

Red Light Clothing Exchange, 3950 SE Hawthorne, 963-8888; 1111 SW Stark, 294-0800

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