When it comes to Thai food, there may be many options in Portland but none as unique as Nong's Khao Man Gai. A one dish wonder, the cart offers the Hainanese staple of Khao Man Gai, which is essentially poached chicken served with flavored rice punctuated with the pungeon sauce and a few fresh veggies that achieve the infamous Thai balance. Nong keeps it simple wrapping up the meal in Butcher paper and the side of soup in a paper cup. To keep it from getting too mundane, choices include different cuts of protein, varying degrees of spicy sauce and Khao Man Gai Piset that simply up sizes the staple and adds bits of chicken liver. Wholesome, flavorful and at a great price making this food cart, a must stop by while in the city.
Southwest 6th Avenue and Columbia Portland, OR 97201
A treat of handmade NY style bagels is what you can expect at Rescue Bagels. The fare is an assortment of sandwiches, bagels and cream cheese for single or group dining. Located in downtown Portland, this food cart has become a neighborhood favorite owing to the high quality food served. Apart from individual servings, Rescue Bagels supply in bulk for restaurants, cafes and offices as well. Do call ahead to know more.
350 West Burnside Street Corner of Burnside and SouthWest 3rd Avenue Portland, OR 97209
Lonesome's Pizza is what you'd call a rock and roll pizza joint. The cool people and patrons enjoy the city's best pizza in house or at home and can have grub covered till the wee hours of the morning. When it comes down to the menu, there's a challenge. You could try the number 3. Jacques Cousteau vs that stingray that killed the crocodile guy or perhaps the number 12. Evel Knievel vs. your slutty little sister would suit you better or if you really want to keep it, simple there's always the number 8. my dad vs. your dad with mozzarella, pear, walnut and gorgonzola. Sandwiches here too clamor for attention but fall short by simply being choices between Smoked Turkey or Traditional Caprese or other humbly named regulars. Bread-sticks, beverages and salads form groupies to each meal and finish it all off with a tub of great ice cream!
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.
600 Southwest 10th Avenue Le Cordon Bleu Portland, OR 97205
Savor contemporary French cuisine at the Technique Restaurant of Le Cordon Bleu. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is run by the professionally-trained students of Le Cordon Bleu school of Culinary arts, whose creativity is reflected in the refined French delicacies served here. Some of the examples of these are Veal Shank With Risotto and Rotisserie Chicken Half Au Jus. The dining room is bright and airy with enough space to host a private dinner. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
309 Southwest Broadway The Benson Hotel Portland, OR 97205
One of the three restaurants in the historic Benson Hotel, London Grill is open only for private events. At this restaurant, you can settle down with your group inside one of the three private dining rooms and savor the traditional American grilled delicacies. These rooms are spacious and airy, with the largest one having a maximum capacity for 24 guests. Along with the mouth-watering array of delicacies, the well-trained and efficient staff ensure that you have a great time with your group of friends.
Two things that made this restaurant a preferred dining spot for most diners are the inventive dishes from Alpine cuisine, and the selection of wines from the vineyards of East Europe, Italy and France. The menu comprises dishes like Smoked Trout Salad With Apples and Kohlrabi, Warm Raclette With Potatoes and Rabbit Terrine With Pickled Rhubarb - a selection you might have never tried before. One can notice the influence of Hungarian, Bavarian and Slovenian cuisines in its menu with delicacies like maultaschen and Chicken paprikas. Apart from wines, the bar at Gruner also serves cocktails, which makes it a perfect after-work/ happy hour spot. The subdued hues of the restaurant and the efficient staff adds to the fun of dining at Gruner. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Enjoy the authentic flavors of some of the best selections of food from India at East India Co. Grill & Bar. The options in the menu are diverse, ranging from Mumbai street food varieties to the spice-ridden Punjabi delicacies from the north. Begin your treat with some tangy Samosa Chaat and then move on to Murgh (Chicken) Kebab or Muchli ka Tikka for the main course. Those on vegetarian diet can opt for the tasty paneer or vegetable specialties on offer, all of which are cooked using long-followed traditional methods. Keep some room for the traditional Indian desserts which includes warm Gulab Jamuns and juicy Rasmalai. The cocktails served at the bar are perfect to wash down the onslaught of spices. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
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