1035 Southwest Stark Street Between Southwest 10th and 11th Portland, OR 97205
Housed inside one of the oldest structures in Portland which was home to the Zack's Oyster House in the late 19th Century, Fish Grotto is a perfect place to savor fresh seafood. Featuring table settings with pale linens and intimate booths, it is a short walk from Downtown Portland/City Center hot spots. The fare is perfect for the Northwest purist, with dishes such as a steaming plate of linguini and mussels, or braised Alaskan halibut in olive oil and wine served with garlic-mashed potatoes. The menu changes seasonally. The wine list offers elegant choices, and the staff is charming and attentive. Walk in here with your date for an intimate candle-light dinner decorated with freshly cooked seafood delicacies and an exquisite selection of wine. Check out the website for more information.
Dimly lit, with aquariums and red tablecloths, this downtown restaurant is like the one that Mom treated you to for special family dinners. For two decades, the restaurant has served traditional Chinese dishes with an American flavor. The entrance, which can be elusive, is actually up some stairs on Southwest Park Avenue. Enjoy a cocktail from the full bar before your meal arrives. Try the T'ung T'ing Shrimp; large, shelled prawns sauteed in wine sauce with broccoli, water chestnuts and mushrooms.
This refined and reputable culinary institute is also a fabulous restaurant offering affordable feasts befitting royalty. The downtown restaurant features track lighting, well-placed prints and comfortable seating. Homemade breakfasts start at really low prices. Come back later for gourmet appetizers such as the Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Tapenades. Order the Fettuccine with Walnut Garlic Sauce, followed by the scrumptious Oregon Marionberry Mousse. The menu changes from day to day, but the price is always fair. Check the web site for information regarding classes.
It's all about authentic German Cuisine here. If you do not believe it, just ask a member of the staff; odds are good that, the person is of German origin. Shaped like a country house and decorated with all things German, Berlin Inn serves big meals to beat the cool Portland nights. Partake in the "wines and biers" and be sure to browse the bakery. Among noteworthy entrees are the Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes and the Schnitzel Platter. Goodies from the bakery include oven-baked German pancakes, crepes and blintzes.
1002 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97202
Hotcakes, hash browns and burgers are what have kept this place a part of the Portland scene for more than 20 years. One of the more happening after-bar places to eat, the hot spot offers food that might not be too healthy, but you will not care once you indulge. The namesake hotcakes are big and fluffy. Hash browns are also good, but ask for them well done if you like them crispy. This is the perfect end to a wild night out or the start of a lazy day.
This simple building houses an unexpected surprise, Genoa. This decadent restaurant has sparkled as a Portland favorite for nearly three decades. The softly muted walls and comfortable chairs will get you in the mood for a luxurious four or seven-course Italian dining experience. The latter beginning with the antipasto, followed by soup and then wholesome pasta, and then fish or salad to refresh the palate. The main course offers a choice of deliciously fresh poultry, fish or meat. And if you have any room left, tempting dessert options await. Complement the meal with beer or wine by the glass.
The decorative walls of this Southeast restaurant will astound and amaze while the unadorned subjects of lavish paintings will relax and soothe. If you prefer, dine on the outside patio where this intimate restaurant serves a unique variety of international culinary delights. The tantalizing entrees are served with soup or salad. Order the pork tenderloin or Wild Cioppino (seafood stew). A selection of liqueurs or a glass of ruby Port will complement any meal. For dessert try the bread pudding.
3610 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
Inspired by her sons' trip to Europe, Mary O'Rourke, a pastry chef, decided to try her hand at making Leige sugar waffles. After many attempts and a few secret ingredients thrown in, O'Rourke took these decadent street food waffles and made them her own. With the help of an old service entrance to her husbands restaurant, Bread and Ink Cafe, and a Dutch styled half door, the Waffle Window was born. Patrons can enjoy a variety of sweet or savory waffles, from seasonal favorites like the pumpkin pie creation to the Three B's - fresh basil, brie, pepper bacon and homemade peach jam. The outdoor covered patio is great in the summertime and the dinning room of the Break and Ink Cafe is perfect for raining winter days.
Offering a range of delightful dishes from Italy, Ava Gene's menu focuses on using the finest locally grown ingredients for its meals. It offers a special list of amari and grappa at its bar, in addition to a slew of Italian wines. Diners love the freshly baked pastas, charcuterie and steaks served here, among several other authentic Northern Italian dishes that are part of its menu. The ambience is casual and laid-back, and the beautiful lighting is a stand out feature of this eatery. Owing a lot to its farmers and suppliers, Ava Gene's creates a menu with tasty Italian dishes and an equally impressive menu of wines and liquor.
A vast wine selection and a menu of scrumptious preparations make Bar Avignon such a popular spot, and it is one you should definitely visit when in Portland. The wine list is long, and includes varieties from different parts of the world, and this list naturally includes Oregon's Pinot Noirs. Seared steelhead with citrus-fennel slaw and sage-glazed pork chop are just two of the many tasty dishes you might want to try.
Schnitzel reigns supreme in this original German restaurant, but rotisserie
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