1927 Southwest Jefferson Street Portland, OR 97201
With outdoor seating, ale on the tap and hearty meat sandwiches, folks in town are sure to love Goose Hollow Inn. Topping the food menu is its one of a kind Rueben sandwich, beautifully crafted with a heap of corned beef and sauerkraut on rye bread and popped into the oven with a topping of Swiss cheese. Other favorites include roast beef sandwiches, pizzas and more, all washed down by cold, cold beers. All making Goose Hollow Inn, Portland's fave gastropub.
With outlets all over the country, Jimmy John's, is what you'd call a sandwich institution. A healthy option while looking for something fast and filling, their menu includes subs, clubs and slims. Each packed in with loads of good, fresh fillings, patrons opt for favorites such as the turkey Country Club, Vito sub with Italian accents of salami and provolone or the humble Ham & Cheese slim. For those looking for a bit more challenge, there's always the J.J. Gargantuan laden with genoa salami, capicola, smoked ham, roast beef, turkey & provolone punctuated with lettuce, onions and tomato and finished off with home-style Italian dressing. Sides of soda, cookies, pickles and chips finish off the meal and whats more is that you can even have them cater to summer parties or serve platters at the office. For more, do call ahead or check out their website.
Portland's pride and joy, the Honkin' Huge Burritos! has been around for nearly two decades and still swarming with people. Shelly Sorenson, a Portland's native, has come a long way happily serving fantastic, hearty burritos. The sheer size of the portion is amazing and combined with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, its one of the best meals under 10 bucks you can have in the city. And whats more, there's no meat! Making Honkin' Huge Burritos also the longest running food cart serving vegan food. If that's not enough, the city celebrated the food cart's 20 anniversary by officially announcing it to be Honkin' Huge Burritos Day, making it a definite must stop while in Portland.
111 Southwest Columbia Street Southwest First Avenue, Behind the Marriott Hotel Portland, OR 97201
With its combination of atmosphere, food and downtown location, Mandarin Cove has consistently been rated one of the city's finest Chinese restaurants. The decor features Chinese good luck colors of red and pink. Servers in tuxedos provide friendly, professional service and make recommendations from the extensive menu. You will find everything from Kung-Pao Chicken to specialties like Mandarin Shrimp, along with a full bar. Lunch specials are available throughout the week. You can also enjoy Happy Hour special discount rates and unlimited appetizers here. Worth a shot!
Situated next to the Hawthorne Bridge, this warm and congenial restaurant and bar is popular for its inviting patio. The decor features attractive mahogany, brass and mirrors. It is a favorite spot for the lunch crowd, the happy hour lovers and those on romantic interludes. Take a seat in one of the booths for a more intimate experience. Reasonably priced flavorful renditions of fresh, seasonal fare come from the kitchen. Try a broiled chicken sandwich from the lunch menu or just order a Spanish coffee from the bar. The bar is open until 2:30a daily.
Although this is a fairly large chain, this is the only location in Oregon. The Civic Auditorium is just across the street and makes this steakhouse a likely choice before the theater. If you are hungry, go for it and order the 24-ounce Porterhouse. If you cannot finish it, you will have the makings of a great sandwich for lunch tomorrow. The only drawback is the side dishes that run your tab up as quickly as the cocktails. Full bar service is available. The dim lights and classy decor makes for an ideal location to enjoy an intimate meal with close ones.
In a sea of Thai restaurants, this one stands out from the rest. Traditional fare is the specialty here, focusing on flavorful curries and a symphony of seafood. The restaurant is actually a part of a family dynasty. The owner's mother and sister own their own eateries in town. Close to downtown, this Northeast Portland location is a bit hipper than the others. Try the Green Papaya Salad, shredded papaya mixed with shrimp, cherry tomatoes, peanuts and Thai chilies and served with sweet, sticky rice. Only cash payments are accepted.
This swanky steakhouse serves up stylish dishes at The Benson Hotel. Meats and desserts are fired up tableside, and the elaborate dishes are mastered before your very eyes, making the experience deliciously entertaining. If a big juicy steak is not your thing, try the Wicked Shrimp or Roasted Vegetable Plate. If you do order steak, be aware that steaks ordered rare will arrive a little more underdone than most tastes will allow. Darkly lit with a full bar, this restaurant is favored by the Portland Trailblazers.
311 Southwest Washington Street Portland, OR 97204
You will find a wide cross section of Portland's population at this cafe and club where dollar drinks, good beats and good eats draw the crowds. Large street-front windows mix with the surrounding funk and dance sounds. This Downtown Portland location attracts both the young elite and more casual creatures of the night, so anything goes here. Bar food items like sandwiches, salads and burgers are served through the late night. Disc jockeys spin both rhythm and blues mixed with top 40 hits.
200 Southwest Market Street Suite 105 Portland, OR 97201
It is no wonder that this small, unassuming restaurant is a favorite among Japanese business travelers. Located in an office building, you will find the most authentic Japanese food in town. Menu items at Restaurant Murata, are even listed in Japanese with English subtitles. The Kaiseki banquet is an elaborate meal with a string of surprising dishes.
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