Carrows: An Oregon Institution
Carrows is a Denny's style restaurant with outlets throughout the Western U.S., including several in Portland.
They offer friendly service and a wide selection of food offerings. If you're just stopping in for a coffee or a full meal, I'd definitely recommend CarrowsRelated to:
- Food and Dining
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MAZATLAN: Mexican food.
You can find this restaurant in Portland, McMinnville and Bend (on the way to Sunriver).
They're nicely decorated, lot of colors and flowers, like in Mexico. Very neat.
You'l be attended by bilingual Mexican people, all of them very friendly :o)
Favorite Dish: What I love from Mexican food is shrimps with cream and of course their famous dessert: "Flan de Leche" hmmm!!!!!.Related to:
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Greek Cusina and Kells Irish Pub
Greek Cusina and Kells Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Kells had a great array of snacks and meals to accompany your drink while getting cosy in the booths and listening to live Irish music in the adjacent room. The Greek Cusina has live music, belly dancing and plate breaking for added entertainment while you enjoy some tasty Greek food.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Good, good coffee
Organic, fair-traded coffee by people who know their shiznit. They brew this stuff in-house in a big noisy steel roaster, built in Frankfurt circa WWI. I think some German museum's trying to get it back. Fat chance! We need Stumptown!
Aroy Thai Cuisine: Spicy Thai
One of the best Thai restuarants I've been to. Everything from Phad Thai to spicy (1-4 stars) chicken basil. It's a local restaurant, not part of a huge chain, so you don't lose out on the ethenticity!
Favorite Dish: Chicken Basil (I prefer the 3-star) but if you can handle spicy food, you may want to start with a 1-star.
Toney Bento: Teeeriyyyakiiii Chicken over Yaaaaakisoba!
The chef here really makes this place work. Always jovial, he and the employees always seem to be having a good time. He cranks up upbeat music, dances around, if you have a dog, he'll run outside and give it some food. When your order is up, he will always make it a presentation, announcing it in his thick Japanese accent and making a comment and banging a gong afterwards. It always seems upbeat without ever being forced.
Favorite Dish: A Portland lunch staple, the bento, is a meat, almost always chicken or beef. The meat is then placed over rice and poured over with teriyaki sauce. The chef used to sell them from a sidewalk stand until he bought this place and expounded upon the bento idea by leaps and bounds. You can get about twenty different kinds of toppings on his bentos, from buffalo to salmon, to vegetarian; over white rice, brown rice, udon noodles, or yakisoba. There is a small sauce island in the center of the place with a wide array of asian sauces to top your bento off with. There is also sushi, but they don't compare to his excellent bentos.
Paley's Place: Paley's Place
My husband worked in the kitchen here and
thought only the best about it.
Favorite Dish: The key here is the use of quality ingredients.
They have an awsome variety of fresh mushrooms
Wine Wednesday, where you go through a slected flight of wines, is a great day to go.
Bluehour, Saucebox, Chameleon...
Bluehour, Saucebox, Chameleon Restaurant & Bar, Wild Abandon, Chaba Thai Restaurant and Yen Ha Vietnamese Cuisine, Holden's.
For atmosphere and music: Bluehour, Saucebox, Chameleon, Wild Abandon.
For an exotic value meal: Chaba Thai and Yen Ha restaurants.
Favorite Dish: Bluehour: Seared Duck for the entree, Salmon Tartare from the appetizer menu.
Saucebox: Thai Beef Salad and Ginger Halibut w/ greens.
Chameleon: Steak Tenderloin, shrimp satay.
Wild Abandon: Steak Tenderloin, homemade raviolis.
Chaba Thai: Chicken Basil dish, Papaya salad.
Yen Ha: Salad rolls, everything on the menu!
Holden's: Halibut Ceviche, lemongrass clams
WHOSONGS AND LARRY'S:This...
WHOSONGS AND LARRY'S:
This place is a mexican restaurant, which is on the COLUMBIA RIVER. A table on the back deck during the summer is a hot commodity. While you sip on the best cocktails, yachts and jet skiers call wave to you as you eat, and waiters sing impromptu songs!
CINCO DE MAYO - 5th Of May.
WHOSONGS turns into the BEST PARTY IN TOWN for this mexican fiesta. Usually a cover charge and fills to maximum capacity aroud dinner time. The whole place turns into a nightclub. Girls with shotglasses as belts come around regularly. You will find a DJ and beach sand on the back deck! I went to Puerto Vallarta one year for Cinco, instead of going to WHOSONGS and I'll never miss CINCO at whosongs again!
Favorite Dish: WHOSONGS has the best CADILLAC MARGARITAS, also they have really good seafood mexican food. Fish Taco's, lobster burrito's etc..
Delta Cafe: Delta Cafe
Favorite Dish: Anything, Great southern food dirt cheap in a clean, intimate setting. Great service, mostly a hip SE Portland clientelle. Stay away from this place on Friday and Saturday nights, however. This one of Portland's best kept secrets is becoming better known. You could end up waiting to get in.
Nick's Italian Cafe...
Nick's Italian Cafe
Reservations highly recommended on weekends.
Closed on Mondays
Dinner takes about 2 or 3 hours and you are served 4-5 courses. Price is per person, not based on what is ordered.
Favorite Dish: No printed menu - they only offer a few choices each night. They have the best Minestrone soup.
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C Bar: Great burgers
The neighborhood "community bar" aptly named C Bar on Glastone is just what it's name stands for. The people are friendly, service is fast and food great.
Favorite Dish: Definitely the burgers.Related to:
- Road Trip
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The BY-Ways cafe: As seen on TV.....
A great little diner in the Pearl district. Great Breakfast. HUGE portions, could only eat half of mine. Corned-Beef hash made from scratch, and with a lot of love.
Brickstones: Doubletree Hotel Columbia River
Great Atmosphere for a hotel restaurant. Most items on the menu are of local origin.
Favorite Dish: Sirloin, Chicken
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