16165 Southwest Regatta Lane Suite 1000 Beaverton, OR 97006 +1 503 439 9942
Monteaux's Public House is worth a visit. In a well-done re-creation of the old-time public house, you can enjoy a charming, casual atmosphere and friendly service. Be sure not to overlook the delicious menu. Start with a tempting order of nachos or some crunchy Cajun calamari. Hearty salads, hot soups and the usual burgers and sandwiches are only the beginning. Patrons with heartier appetites must try the chimichurri ribeye with South American salsa. Indulge in a draft beer or other beverage from the full bar.
1131 Northwest Hoyt Street Portland, OR 97209 +1 503 221 1888
This Pearl District restaurant has earned a stellar reputation. The quaint atmosphere speaks of warm Italian family dinners, with a sprinkling of elegant, upscale whimsy. Start with your beverage of choice from the full bar or order a bottle of classic wine. Try to narrow down your choice from the smattering of appetizers. The menu is also replete with fresh, hearty pastas. Plenty of meat and vegetarians dishes are also available. Round out your meal with a specialty dessert.
This toned-down version of its adjacent predecessor, Castagna Restaurant, also offers fabulous eats. The difference is that the menu is more basic, with pizzas, mile-high sandwiches, gorgeous burgers and lots of other laid-back foods without the stiffer prices. The atmosphere is also more relaxed and bench seating will allow you to gather in large groups at one cozy table. You will still find a full-service bar serving up your libations of choice.
2271 Northwest Johnson Street Portland, OR 97210 +1 503 221 1469
This happy little sushi spot is popular with nearby residents, not surprising considering the trendy neighborhood and startling low seafood prices. Enjoy bento, hot soup or, of course, some of the freshest sushi in town. Be forewarned: with 50 types to choose from, it may take a while to decide. Enjoy wine or beer with your meal. Be sure to arrive early or you may not get a table or a parking spot.
1109 Southeast Madison Street Portland, OR 97214 +1 503 230 2471
Tell your pals to hook up with you at this fun Portland establishment. The historic building is open and airy. Play a game of pool at the upstairs bar or just engage in lively conversation after ordering up one of the many refreshing micro brews. The food menu is not bad either and is comprised mainly of the usual salads, sandwiches and burgers. Unlike many surrounding businesses, parking is plentiful.
16035 Southwest Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego, OR 97035 +1 503 636 4104
Discover Italian food with as much flavor as a home-cooked meal. Delicious pastas and other Italian dishes dominate the ever-changing menu, but there are some other alternatives; including rabbit stew. If you choose to go with the tried-and-true, the lasagna is highly recommended. The extensive wine list boasts impressive Italian vintages. Do not forget dessert, though you may have a hard time narrowing down your choices. Look for a seat by the fountain on the outdoor patio. Ideal for a romantic date the restaurant is decked with with candles and will give a new freshness in your romance.
1000 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR 97205 +1 503 243 1404
This downtown Portland theater is popular among Portland's trendy set and it features all the latest first-run movies. Although a Regal Cinema, the historic theater provides an authentic feel with sparkling marquees and an ornate decor. Next time you are downtown during rush hour, shrug off the drive home and see a movie instead. After the movie, take a stroll down the street and grab a bite at Typhoon! On Broadway.
This is one of those rare coffeehouses that is actually open until late at night. You will not find greasy menu items and plastic booths inside, either. Instead, this cozy place caters to Portland youths, trendy crowds and coffee lovers. It's also a favorite with chess players, so if you're looking for a game, try stopping in. Alternatively, just order a steaming cup of latte or cappuccino and settle back in a comfy booth to do some serious people-watching with friends.
If getting your blood pumping with sugar and caffeine sounds good, stop by this popular little spot. Because the establishment has the same owner as Vincente's Gourmet Pizza, you know the treats are good and the service is outstanding. The menu includes everything from scrumptious baked goods to coffee. Meet your friends here, or kick back with a hot drink and a magazine.
This is a must-visit coffee shop for those who appreciate piping-hot coffee and friendly, efficient service. Unlike some casual diners, there are plenty of accompaniments to your morning java. Enjoy hearty egg breakfasts or choose from the lighter selections. Be sure to stop in for lunch and enjoy one of the enormous sandwiches. The clientele is ever-changing, depending on the time of day; overall, the spot seems to cater to business-people. No credit cards are accepted.
This charming little coffee shop on Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard just east of the Willamette river is a great place to start a day or meet with friends. The space isn't large, but its intimacy creates an atmosphere ...
Since 1997, this Northwest Portland restaurant has been serving an
eclectic mix of American and Asian style cuisine. Kick back in a colorful 1960s booth and get ready for some serious people watching. The prices cannot be beat. Order ...
Henry's Tavern, located in the bustling Pearl District of downtown
Portland, is a great introduction to the city for travelers and a nice spot for a first date or self treat for locals. The chic ambiance accompanied by a ...