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    Henry's Tavern: Good place to take in some games

    by Roadquill Written Jan 5, 2011

    Henry's Tavern is a great downtown pub where you can grab a good pint, a fairly tasty meal, and many televisions to watch whatever game is hot at that time. The service was friendly, but not too attentive,

    Favorite Dish: I had a salad that was good, but it was a pub for pete's sake.

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    Kell's Irish Pub: Great Drink Selection, Not So Sure About Food

    by glabah Updated Jul 7, 2010

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    Dining in downtown Portland is almost always a bit expensive compared to most of the rest of the city.

    Kell's has a great selection of drinks - It's a pub, after all!!

    The food is a little overpriced for the quantity received (like any restaurant in downtown), but Kell's gives a huge discount on certain dishes ordered before 7:00 pm.

    The salad I ordered was almost entirely lettuce, but unfortunately that seems to be what most North American restaurants think salad should be. Their Breakfast menu is OK (not great). Their breakfast sandwich is a good greasy tangle, but is it really worth the $7.50 Kells charges for it? (There are no extras that come with it, like you might expect a bar to serve with a burger later in the evening.)

    Favorite Dish: I really haven't found a favorite dish here. Even the tea, at $2.00, seems a bit overpriced for what you get (a pot of hot water and a cup, and a tea bag that is so tightly tangled in its package that it is nearly impossible to open).

    At the same time, the fact is that this place shows all manner of sports (rugby, the "real" football that is called Soccer in the USA, and various other sports). They are one of the few places in town that will open at 4 in the morning to show their clients a special game or so if one is available - so you may find a mixture of Brazilians, Germans, and other fans of foreign sports teams watching their favorite games at some insane hour of the night.

    All of this costs money, and the serving staff does put in a lot of hours during these times, and it certainly isn't cheap to do this.

    Also a favorite here among many people, though I have never been there for the shows, are the various live music shows that happen here from time to time.

    The cigar room downstairs means this is one of the few places left in Portland for those that want to smoke indoors.

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    Sportsbars: Thirsty Lion Pub

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jun 7, 2006

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    Nice cold glass of Stella

    After visiting the Chinese Gardens and walking around the Market we were in need of some hydration. We decided to take a quick rest and have a few beers here at the Thirsty Lion Pub.

    We hung out for about an hour and weathered the rain enjoying a few beers and watching a Rugby match. The bar is quite large with a homey atmosphere and great pub food.

    We didn't order any food, but the guys sitting next to us order this really strange appetizer it was a "breaded hard boiled egg"

    If any one is aware of what this is called, please feel free to let me know.

    Favorite Dish: We had a few beers. When I don't have a clue what to drink, I usually go for a Stella...

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    Hooters, beaverton: Hooters tip

    by Traveller_ Written Sep 20, 2004
    three of my happy friends :)

    Regular american food with comfortable prices and good sights :)

    In Beaverton waitresses were very polite and nice(looking too :). It's not a place for tourists in Beaverton, there's families and couples having a good time. It's a great place to have something to eat and watch some sport event(usually baseball/basketball).
    It's sportbar/restaurant not a pornbar like some think it is.

    ps. They have a take away too

    Favorite Dish: union rings or cheese sticks for appertisers, curley fries and stake sandwich for main course.

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    Buffalo Gap: Food and Festivities

    by glabah Written Jun 1, 2004

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    Has two levels - a sports bar and pub on second floor, and a regular restaurant on the 1st floor.

    Check the events calendar - there is usually something interesting going on upstairs.

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate Fix - rich Chocolate Cake

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