The Portland Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide, October 11, 2012 (Vol. 13, No. 21)
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2 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 hat follows in this guide are colorful bits from our past that while nearly forgotten, serve to illustrate that we are no different from our forebears. TABLE OF CONTENTS 7 13 35 45 53 63 ADVERTISEMENT portlandmercury.com WRITING BY Chris Onstad HAND LETTERING BY Heather Diane Hardison ART DIRECTION BY Kathleen Marie-Barnett and Justin "Scrappers" Morrison PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT BY Joe Davis AD DESIGN BY Nami Bigos PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE BY Nick Olmstead SALES COORDINATION BY Autumn Webring FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES email@example.com 115 SW ASH ST. SUITE 600 Portland, OR 97204 Ph: (503) 294-0840 Fax: (503) 294-0844 You have a smartphone. You have NEEDS. Whenever you run into this smartphone pixel box, scan it and get half-off deals at cool spots all over Portland! The content of this issue is �2012 by Index Newspapers LLC., and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent from the publisher. April 19, October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 1 3 Coming Soon direct from the Slow Bar same burgers, new experience all ages welcome east 24th and Glisan 11am to 1 1pm 7 days a week 2329 NE Glisan St. 11am - 11pm 7 days a week www.slowburger.net 4 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 5" X 8" FULL BLEED The History of Portland Food & Drink by Chris Onstad T IS EASY TO THINK that we live in the heyday of a food revolution the likes of which our city has never seen. However, if the cyclical natures of fashion, literature, and music teach us anything, it is that there is very little new under the sun, and that in each generation are the rediscoveries, fetishizations, and eventual abandonments of but a handful of concepts. Armed with this hypothesis, we scoured the last century's public records for supporting examples from Portland's history*. What follows in this guide are colorful bits from our past that while nearly forgotten, serve to illustrate that we are no different from our forebears: They, too, had their revolutions. They, too, had zeniths of outward curiosity and myopic locavorism. And they, too, could not as a people figure out a way to support good Szechuan delivery. I would give anything for that. I really would. (THE END) * I drank a lot of yerba mate, played Words with Friends for a while, then made all this stuff up. Seriously, call me. I have some ideas. Maybe we could take advantage of TriMet somehow, or remote-control airplanes. October 10, 11, 2012 2012 The The Mercury Mercury's 's Eat Eat & & Drink Drink Guide Guide 1 5 October BOX LUNCH DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE SW 10TH + ALDER ADDYSSANDWICHBAR.COM handmade & 6 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 iled bo 4262 SE Belmont St @ the Good Food Here Pod Portland, OR 97215 Open Weds-Sun 8am - 3pm HE FOOD cart is hardly a newcomer to Portland; handbills and almanac records dating as far back as 1873 describe mobile purveyors of such timely fare as salted fish, ham-in-paper, and "mottled plums" (thickened hogs' kidneys) operating in the dockside streets of what is now the Amtrak railyard. The rules of the day were simple: any sled (wheels were a hindrance in the filth and mud-mire of the streets) which could, under police order, be pulled 100 feet by a minimum of two draft horses, or 10 men, was allowed to operate freely. This solitary law was passed at the behest of frustrated restaurateurs, but only came into active enforcement in 1881, after the Hycanthus Arms sanatorium, located at the southwest corner of Broadway and Everett, burned to the ground. On July 19 of that year, a small envelope fire broke out in the mailroom of the building, and the flames quickly spread throughout the antiquated wooden structure. A call went out, but an immovable encampment of popular bean stew carts blocked the fire brigade from accessing the street, and hundreds of onlookers, many of them purchasing cups of the thick stew to throw on the flames, looked on in helpless horror. Over 60 mentally ill patients--many of them intentionally misdiagnosed sidewalk petitioners--plunged from the high windows or perished in the blaze, and our food cart tradition became, for the first time, strictly enforced. A small stone memorial, of a cherub urinating into a bowl of grapes, stood on the spot for several years until Zessner and Krell Swiss Bindery purchased the real estate. (THE END) April 19, October 11, 2012 2012 The The Mercury Mercury's 's Eat Eat & & Drink Drink Guide Guide 1 7 503.568.0787 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd. yolkpdx.com @YolkPDX Yolk Beer Buses 7316 N Lombard SE 32nd and Division HAPPY HOUR All day Thursday: cheap pints and growler refills 8 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 SW/NW/ DOWNTOWN 808 GRINDS Hawaiian SW 9th & Washington DONUT-O-RAMA SW 3rd & Ash - 960-6825 KOI FUSION ADDY'S SANDWICH BAR SW 10th & Alder - 267-0994 addyssandwichbar.com Soup and/or Sandwich European-style sandwiches priced at $6.50 and made with all-natural, organic and locally sourced products on Little T's baguettes. Featuring house-cured ham, natural turkey breast, duck confit, country pate, line-caught tuna, seasonal soup and salad, and a toasted chocolate/sea salt/olive oil sandwich. Open 11-3, M-F. donutorama.com Stop by DonutORama Beignets, we'll torch you an Original fresh Creme Brulee Beignet (the Star of the show), or fry you a Classic Beignet. Please check out our Kickstarter campaign, we are raising funds for our very own "brick and mortar" Fryery. 827 SW 2nd 2010 W Burnside (Stadium Koi) Bridgeport Village - 7413 SW Bridgeport Rd (directly across from Regal Cinema box office) TAQUERIA VILLANUEVA Mexican SW 3rd & Oak - 309-9334 SW 4th & Hall WE BE WEINERS SW 5th & Harrison PSU Parking Garage 260-0586 THE DUMP TRUCK Dumplings SW Alder (betw 10th & 11th) EL CUBO DE CUBA SW 5th & Oak - 894 1525 SW 10th & Alder - ALTENGARTZ BRATWURST SW 10th & Alder German, Bratwurst AYBLA GRILL SW 9th & Alder - 490-3387 SW 5th & Oak Cuban This tiny orange Cuban cart at 10th and Alder has been serving up boldly flavored Cuban favorites for two years now. If you want an authentic Cuban sandwich, savory mojo pork, guava chicken or ropa vieja this is the place. Don't pass up the fried plantains! Many menu options are gluten and dairy free. Korean tacos, burritos Hey have you GOTSOME lately? KOi fusion PDX is local Korean inspired grub all still designed with Momma Kwon's secret recipes! We have a mix of familiar items such as tacos, burritos, sliders and many rotating specials that fuse authentic delicious Bulgogi, Kalbi, Chicken, Pork and Tofu make a perfect balance of tastiness! Kimchee is a must but we understand if you're scared. #GETSOME webeweiners.com NORTHEAST/ NORTH BAGEL & BOX 4707 N Lombard Facebook.com/bagelandbox Bagels, Fresh fruit, Bento KULA KART Filipino SW 2nd & Stark NONG'S KHAO MAN GAI Thai SW 10th & Alder - 971-2553480 Mediterranean/Greek ELMASRY EGYPTIAN FOOD CART SW 3rd & Washington 360-1251 PLOY THAI Thai Bagel & Box is a new food trailer brought to you by the Flavour Spot people. Featuring a mix of tasty bagel sandwiches, boxes of New York style home fries, and fresh squeezed juice, B&B offers NYC soul food to the North Portland peninsula. B&B is also able to offer bagel-burgers and sausage sandwiches with fresh local meat from Western Meat Market next door. CC accepted. BIG ASS SANDWICHES SW 5th & Oak - 267-0849 THE BIG EGG Breakfast SW 3rd & Ash - 803-0619 Big ass sandwiches Mediterranean, Middle Eastern N Mississippi & Skidmore BRO-DOGS Hot Dogs EURODISH Polish PORTLAND BBQ COMPANY SW 9th & Washington 724-9698 CAPTURED BY PORCHES SW 5th (Between Oak & Stark) SW 10th & Alder - 971-3443704 BBQ 7316 N Lombard (Kruger's Farm Market) BRUNCHBOX Brunch, Burgers Satisfying pdx's burger fix since 2009, Brunchbox has gained a reputation for ridiculous, inexpensive burger creations served quickly. A burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches called the Youcanhascheeseburger is their original claim to fame. Haven't tried it yet? What are you waiting for! Support local fast food! SW 5th & Stark FIFTY LICKS Ice Cream! SAVOR SOUP HOUSE 1003 SW Alder - 750-5634 FLAVOUR SPOT SE 43rd & Belmont - 954294-8868 Soup/Sandwich THE FRYING SCOTSMAN Fish & Chips SAWASDEE THAI FOOD SW 9th & SW Alder 330-2037 N Lombard between Denver & Greeley N Mississippi & Fremont flavourspot.com Waffle Sandwiches SW 9th & Alder - 706-3841 Thai SONNY BOWL FUEGO DE LOTUS 3221 SE Division SW 3rd & Washington 459-8681 Venezuelan Street Food GIVE PIZZA A CHANCE Pizza! BUILT TO GRILL SW Stark Between 4th & 5th 333-4434 SW 3rd & Washington 789-3767 Italian, Sandwiches/Pasta THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL DC VEGETARIAN SW 10th & Washington Vegetarian/Vegan, Fusion Sonny Bowl is an all vegan food cart which serves up brown rice and quinoa bowls, wraps, kale salads, and smoothies. Unique flavor combinations, large portions, and a reasonably priced menu make Sonny Bowl a stand out amongst the many downtown food carts. Since 2006 Flavour Spot on N Mississippi & Fremont has been blessing Portlanders with a most delicious invention: the Dutch Taco, aka the Original Waffle Sandwich. With a menu that ranges from classic breakfast waffles stuffed with sausage and maple glaze to savory lunch waffles brimming with Black Forest ham and gouda cheese, there is a Dutch Taco for every person and every taste. No need for utensils; these sammys are portable, edible, and hit the spot... the Flavour Spot. SW 3rd (betw Washington & Stark) - 317-4448 Soup and/or Sandwich THE SWAMP SHACK SW 5th & Stark GO DOG N Greeley & Killingsworth Vegetarian/Vegan, Soup/ Sandwich NIKKI & LEFTY'S Greek SW Stark (betw 2nd & 3rd) Cajun/Creole Hot Dogs & Sausages T�BOR THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL SW 5th & Stark - 997-5467 Schnitzelwiches 1027 NE Alberta - 206-8959 Soup and/or Sandwich October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 9 A Vegetarian Paradise 43 r d & t l mon SE Be NEW LOCA TION Open Tue - Sat Late on Friday and Sat 503.347.8093 www.DivinePDX.com 10 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 HOME PL8 SLIDERS BBQ 4784 North Lombard - 9675433 APRISA Mexican 2311 SE 8th - 505-9006 FIFTY LICKS HUNGRY HEARTS CUPCAKES ARTIGIANO Italian SE 43rd & Belmont 954-294-8868 fifty-licks.com SOK SAB BAI 1114 SE Clay Cambodian Ice Cream! N Mississippi and Skidmore and mobile truck 702-496-9597 hungryheartcupcakes.com 3302 SE Division 781-3040 FRIED EGG I'M IN LOVE SE 32nd & Hawthorne SOUTHWESTERN PIZZA COMPANY 4926 SE Division Pizza AZUL TEQUILA Mexican Breakfast/Brunch Cupcakes! 4926 SE Division St. A La Carts Food Pavilion KOI FUSION THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL SWEET PEA'S BRULEE Dessert SE 43rd & Belmont N Skidmore & Mississippi 113 SE 28th - 206-7018 Korean Tacos & Burritos THE BURGER GUILD 4926 SE Division 401-287-4373 Soup and/or Sandwich MISS KATE'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN N Mississippi and Skidmore Burgers HERB'S MAC & CHEESE SE 43rd & Belmont TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS Mexican SE 50th Ave. & Division 875-2615 A fixture in the vegan community since 2006, Taqueria Los Gorditos also offers authentic Mexican food for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The family-owned and operated business has two Southeast Portland locations: the restaurant at 1212 SE Division and the original food cart at 50th and Division. Their newly opened, third location is located at 922 NW Davis St. Southern Cooking PIZZA CONTADINO CAPTURED BY PORCHES 3221 SE Division Mac & Cheese KOI FUSION 8218 N Lombard (Inside the Fixin' To) 935-4375 Pizza PIZZA DEPOKOS 2730 N Killingsworth 247-7499 Pizza, Mediterranean/ Greek/Middle Eastern SCOOP HANDMADE ICE CREAM N Killingsworth & Greeley Homemade Ice Cream SUSHI TREE N Mississippi & Skidmore 705-3585 Sushi, Vegetarian Beer! Captured by Porches Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated craft brewery located in the Old Town district of St. Helens. Our two Portland beer buses are located in St. Johns and on SE Division. We offer growler refills and pints. Happy Hour is all day on Thursday with $3.00 pints $8.00 growler fills. Some of our offerings include the CbP Lager, Red Rye Ale, Invasive Species IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale, varying seasonal selections, and if you're lucky one of our kombuchas! 304 SE 2nd (The Row) Korean tacos, burritos Hey have you GOTSOME lately? KOi fusion PDX is local Korean inspired grub all still designed with Momma Kwon's secret recipes! We have a mix of familiar items such as tacos, burritos, sliders and many rotating specials that fuse authentic delicious Bulgogi, Kalbi, Chicken, Pork and Tofu make a perfect balance of tastiness! Kimchee is a must but we understand if you're scared. #GETSOME THESE GUYS BROOKLYN 3400 1/2 SE Milwaukie Smoked Meat Sandwiches, Wings KURE JUICE BAR SE 42nd & Hawthorne Juice WHIFFIES FRIED PIES SE 12th & Hawthorne Fried Pies WOLF + BEAR'S 3925 N Mississippi DA-PRESSED COFFEE LARDO Top notch and fresh Middle Eastern inspired fare lovingly made from scratch. Vegan and gluten free options. Covered and heated outdoor seating. Open 7 days a week. Vegetarian/Vegan, Middle Eastern 11am - 11pm Good Food Here Pod SE 43rd & Belmont 453-4879 SE 43rd & Belmont Sandwiches WOLF + BEARS Coffee MAMI COLL'S SE 48th & Division DIVINE CAFE Latin American , Venezuelan 4262 SE Belmont Vegetarian/Vegan PDX671 SOUTHEAST 7 HILLS TURKISH GRILL SE 48th & Division Mediterranean ALICE'S BAGELS SE 43rd & Belmont Bagels, sandwiches Still searching for good bagels in PDX? Alice's Bagels serves handmade, boiled bagels with all sorts of good stuff on them - from cream cheese `n lox to hangovercuring fried egg sandwiches. Check them out in the Good Food Here pod (SE 42nd & Belmont), Wed-Sun 8 am-3 pm. A paradise of vegan and vegetarian snacks and meals, with people coming far and wide for our trio of famous sandwiches: the Tempeh Reuben, BBQ Tofu Sandwich, and Smoked Tofu Sandwich. We also offer delicious smoothies and other snacks and specialize in gluten free options. Our new home is at the Good Food Here pod at SE 43rd and Belmont. 3221 SE Division 971-570-0945 Pacific Northwest, Guamanian cuisine SE 20th & Belmont Vegetarian, Vegan, middle Eastern Top notch and fresh Middle Eastern inspired fare lovingly made from scratch. Vegan and gluten free options. Covered and heated outdoor seating. Open 7 days a week. 11am - 9pm THE PIE SPOT 3221 SE Division YOLK Pie POTATO CHAMPION! SE 12th & Hawthorne 4804 SE Woodstock 568-0787 yolkpdx.com Breakfast Late night fry cart EL GALLO TAQUERIA 4604 SE Woodstock - 4817537 PYRO PIZZA SE 12th & Hawthorne 929-1404 Mexican Italian style wood-fired pizza ETTA SIP JUICE CART SE 43rd & Belmont 234-6224 3029 SE 21st - 964-0820 Yolk is the brain child of Toast. We take great pride in making our own english muffins and pastries. We buy the best product available to us in order to provide our customers with a top quality experience. The Best Dam Breakfast Sandwiches. Fresh, Tasty and Messy. Burgers, salads, fries Organic juices, smoothies, & other lovely drinkables October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 11 12 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 OUTHEAST PORTLAND Prohibition was as hotly contested in Portland as anywhere. The region's historic identity was of brawny, flannel-clad buckers, sawyers, and whistle punks hoisting foaming tankards in halls that rang of the hope of the new age. Taking beer out of that delicate equation simply left a lot of bored lumberjacks angrily completing crossword puzzles in quiet taverns. Where there is man, there must be liquor, so before long clandestine breweries arose quietly in the subterranean crawls and tunnels that span the Westside. Without the double- edged sword of federal regulation, illicit brewers cutting corners to lower costs forced each other into a game of bare minimums: Whoever could produce the cheapest kettle was assured his future, for the men would drink anything, so long as it helped them to stomp their boots and give half-masted chase to the rantipoles. Businessman "Cunty"* Ramon Montoya, a native of the Andorran region of Spain, and his brewer, an Englishman named Salisbury who reeked of kerosene and cigarettes, sank to perhaps the lowest lows in the development of their particular alcohol. Supplies of genuine hops and barley commanded a princely sum, so CONTINUED ON PG. 15 * "Cunty" was not the slur we know today. In Prohibition times, it meant one who was skilled in speaking smoothly and persuasively with lawmen, and was likely derived from the adjective "cunning" and the noun "punty" (the iron rod used in handling molten glass, itself also slang for a quick, cool thinker). From this term comes the doggerel set in tile at the threshold of 318 NE Sandy, a former speakeasy and coin parlor, which reads, "Cunty Men Sit Thick Within." (The location is now, ironically, a Bikram yoga studio.) "cunning" and the noun "punty" (the iron rod used in handling molten glass, itself also slang for a quick, cool thinker). From this term comes the doggerel set in tile at the threshold of 318 SE Sandy, a former speakeasy and coin parlor, which reads, "Cunty Men Sit Thick Within." (The location is now, ironically, a Bikram Yoga studio.) October11, 10,2012 2012 The TheMercury Mercury 'sEat Eat&&Drink DrinkGuide Guide 13 1 October 's ^34!24%23^ 3WEETANDTANGYCARDS 3CRUMPTIOUSJEWELRY ^%.42%%3^ ,OCALLYPREPAREDITEMS 0LAYFULLYCONCOCTEDBABYGIFTS -OUTHWATERINGAPPAREL Pof!tupq!tipqqjoh! gps!uif!sftu!pg!vt" 3%(!74(/2.%s0/24,!.$/2 s77702%3%.43/&-).$46 14 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 15 they forewent these traditional ingredients for substitutes that would--at least chemically--work. In a prior shady enterprise, where he brewed penny-glass "trackside noon" for pikeys, Salisbury had come across a remarkable discovery: The lice living on rabbits continued gluing their sugarrich nits to the bloody coats for days after the animal was skinned; this meant every barrel of hides headed to the rendering plant was a free source of the yeast-feed normally provided by barley. Salisbury steeped the pelts in warm water and clarax--a noxious bromide used in bottle cleaning--to make a scabrous wort in constant need of skimming. To mimic the flavor of hops, he simply chopped his cedar pallets into kindling and soaked these in the wort until the liquid had a slightly wooden flavor. While laboratory testing was clearly never done on this "beer," its alcoholic payload clearly served the purpose: In the summer of 1927, records kept by the H.J. Hastings Butchery show deliveries of hundreds of barrels of hides to the 900 block of East Burnside, where Montoya and Salisbury brewed and bottled their product. Called Jack-Leg High and sold at three cents a glass, it quickly stained the fabric of local culture. Men wandering the streets on jabbering, emptyeyed benders were said to be on a "Jack-Leg high," and North Portland bluesmen such as Ellis Frigate and Cream-Step Macdowell recorded tracks like, respectively, "Jack-Leg Broke" and "Bunny-Hop Blues." (A whistle-blowing deliveryman had leaked that the bottle's "Banny-Wort Pure" labeling was actually office-speak for bunny wort, and "getting the bunny hops" became slang for getting staggering drunk on the stuff--none of which hurt sales in the least.) Such success in inebriate affairs came with a price--it was exacted from Mr. Salisbury late one evening while he experimented with re-lousing the used pelts. Being constantly surrounded by the insects as he was, he was naturally quite infected with them, and the sore-covered bark of his scalp finally, under his constant and aggravated itching, released a sheet of blood so strong that his eyes were covered in a veil of the slick red humour, and his own ailing body, addled with lavish dosings of hot sugared gin, fell into his tun and drowned. Montoya found him the next morning, bloated and floating, and now without a brewer and therefore a brewery, he wasted no time in bottling what he knew would be the last of the Jack-Leg High. He labeled it "Union Jacks," in honor of its peculiar ingredient, and he sold his ale to great public reception at three times the previous price. (THE END) 2 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 10, 2012 ADVERTISEMENT October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 15 16 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 THE BEAST IS BACK! 2ND STORY 2005 SE 11th - 741-9693 BAR OF THE GODS 4801 SE Hawthorne 232-2037 barofthegods.com Bar, Small Plates, Northwest AALTO LOUNGE 3356 SE Belmont 235-6041 Bar, Mediterranean/Greek, Pub Grub French, Dutch and German. Gather together to cheer for your local team on a 114" HDTV! 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Great food until late, veggie, vegan and gluten free available always. THE BEERMONGERS Microbar BOKE BOWL 1028 SE Water - 719-5698 Ramen, Japanese BONFIRE LOUNGE BELMONT'S INN 3357 SE Belmont 232-1998 2821 SE Stark - 232-3704 Bar, Pub Grub, International Bar, Pub Grub BOXER SUSHI Sushi 1524 SE 24th - 971-8635 BELMONT STATION/ BIER CAFE 4500 SE Stark - 232-8538 BRIDGE CITY PIZZA 5412 SE Woodstock - 7774992 BARE BONES CAFE 2908 SE Belmont 719-7128 Pizza ARLETA LIBRARY BAKERY & CAFE 5513 SE 72nd - 774-4470 Coffee Shop, Breakfast/ Brunch ATE OH ATE Hawaiian 2454 E Burnside - 445-6101 BAMBOO SUSHI Sushi 310 SE 28th - 232-5255 B-SIDE TAVERN Bar, Pub Grub Join us for weekend brunch 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday! Handcrafted menu made with seasonal and local produce.Spicy bloody maries and mimosas in a pint glass. Gourmet sandwiches and pastries made in-house. Gluten free and vegan options available. Open everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. M-F 7am-9pm; S-S 9am9pm. 2908 SE Belmont 503 7197128 Beer! Since 1997, Belmont Station has become Portland's premier beer destination. The bottle shop features 1300+ beers that have been thoughtfully selected, meticulously rotated and properly stored to maintain the freshest selection of bottles. The Biercafe features 16 rotating taps and a cask engine pouring world-class brews. Enjoy and explore craft beer! BERLIN INN German Pizza Bringing a taste of Chicago to the Pacific Northwest! Bridge City Pizza is the dream of two brothers originally from Chicago. We make an authentic Chicago style thin crust where the cheese, toppings and our sweet sauce is brought right to the edge. We offer the highest quality ingredients prepared with care to create recipes we are proud to offer. 3131 SE 12th - 236-6761 BRIDGEPORT ALEHOUSE 3632 SE Hawthorne 233-6540 BETE-LUKAS Ethiopian 2504 SE 50th - 477-8778 Bar, American, Brewpub 632 E Burnside - 233-3113 BARLEY MILL PUB Bar, Pub Grub BAR AVIGNON 2138 SE Division 517-0808 baravignon.com 1629 SE Hawthorne - 2311492 BIRD DOG Hot Dogs BR�DER CAFE Scandinavian 3962 SE Hawthorne 206-6418 2508 SE Clinton - 736-3333 BULA KAVA HOUSE BASEMENT PUB Bar, Pub Grub European Inspired, Small Plates, Wine Bar 1028 SE 12th - 231-6068 BIWA 3115 SE Division - 477-7823 www.bulakavahouse.com 215 SE 9th - 239-8830 biwarestuarant.com BAR CARLO BAY LEAF 6433 SE Foster - 771-1664 barcarlo.com 4768 SE Division- 232-7058 Breakfast/Brunch Mexican, Cocktails A handsome and delicious bistro in the SE Foster neighborhood. Offers a menu that mixes classic American fare with down home Mexican cooking, Portlanders seek out Bar Carlo when in need of stiff house-made cocktails, weekend bunch, and/or an upbeat environment. Asian, Vegetarian/Vegan BAZI BIERBRASSERIE 1522 SE 32nd - 234-8888 Belgian Beer Bar, Brasserie Bringing seven centuries of brewing expertise by pouring domestic and imported Belgian craft beers. Wine and premium liquor selection compliment many along with signature cocktails. The food menu blends a heritage influenced by the Japanese Specializing in casual Japanese cuisine with an extensive selection of sake, shochu, wine and cocktails, Biwa offers the experience of izakaya, or Japanese taverns, in a friendly modern environment located just off of East Burnside in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District. Biwa is open daily from 5 pm until midnight. Kava Bar Broaden your horizons at Bula Kava House. Pacific islanders have been getting loopy off kava for over 3,000 years, maybe it's time to put down the pint and check it out for yourself. We prepare our kava in the traditional way and serve it alongside some ridiculously inexpensive island favorites such as Kalua Pork and slow cooked pineapple chicken. BUNK BAR BLACK CAT PUB Bar, Pub Grub 1028 SE Water - 894-9708 8230 SE 13th - 235-3571 Sandwiches, Bar, Music October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 17 find out more at sailorjerry.com �2011 Sailor Jerry Rum, 46% Alc./Vol. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. 18 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 �2011 Sailor Jerry Rum, 46% Alc./Vol. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. �2011 Sailor Jerry Rum, 46% Alc./Vol. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. This is a classic piece of Sailor Jerry flash, unmatched in its attention to detail. 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New York, NY. �2011 Sailor Jerry Rum, 46% Alc./Vol. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. �2011 Sailor Jerry Rum, 46% Alc./Vol. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. . New s, Inc Son NY. York, NY. BUNK SANDWICHES Soup and/or Sandwich, Deli 621 SE Morrison - 477-9515 COALITION BREWING 2724 SE Ankeny 894-8080 CUP AND SAUCER 3566 SE Hawthorne 236-6001 DOUBLE DRAGON 1235 SE Division 230-8340 BUSHWHACKER CIDER 1212-D SE Powell 445-0577 Pub and Brewery Breakfast, Diner COFFEE DIVISION 3551 SE Division - 4530190 DA HUI Hawaiian 6504 SE Foster - 477-7224 Cidery & Cider Bar CALDERA PUBLIC HOUSE Bar, American, Italian, Northwest 6031 SE Stark - 233-8242 CANTEEN 2816 SE Stark - 922-1858 Juice Bar, Cafe CASA DEL MATADOR Tex-Mex 2424 E Burnside - 719-5757 Cafe, Coffe & Tea Coffee Division promotes handcrafted coffee from seed to cup. We now roast our own beans under the moniker 5 Points Coffee Roasters, which we brew in Chemex or Hario to showcase our dedication to your coffee enjoyment. Our large windows, bright space, and great vinyl selection makes Coffee Division a great place to do just that. DALE ANN'S LADD'S INN 1204 SE Clay - 235-7831 Bar, Pub Grub DELTA CAFE 4607 SE Woodstock 771-3101 CASTAGNA/CAFE CASTAGNA 1752 SE Hawthorne 231-7373 COMPOTE CAFE 2032 SE Clinton - 234-5689 compotepdx.com Northwest, European, Haute Cuisine CELLAR DOOR COFFEE Coffee Roasters 2001 SE 11th - 234-7155 CHIANG MAI Thai 3145 SE Hawthorne 234-6192 Cafe, Bakery We focus on local, organic, seasonal ingredients in whole-grain, handmade pastries, fresh soups and sandwiches, drinks and compotes. Poached Egg Stacks feature farm fresh eggs with greens or house cured gravlax. Try seasonal house made sodas or pour over coffee made to order. Courtyard seating. V/GF options available. 2045 SE Belmont 867-0833 facebook.com/pages/TheConquistador-Lounge Bar, Barbecue/Southern Southern/soul food restaurant in the heart of the Woodstock neighborhood serving dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Checkout the new digs while sippen on a Pabst 40 oz and eatin' Mom's fried chicken, a classic po' boy or chicken fried steak. Recovery brunch includes 1$ red beers, smoked brisket hash and beignets with sweet lemon curd. Happy Hour all night on Tuesday. Don't for get the new back patio lounge.. Vietnamese, banh mi Double Dragon's menu currently focuses on serving non-traditional renditions of traditional Vietnamese sandwiches(banh mi) that have quickly gained it a rabid following. Expect bigger portions, more deliciousness, and the use of sustainably-raised meats. The DD House Ramen has also been know to cure hangovers, colds, and weather-related malaise. DOUG FIR 830 E Burnside - 221-9663 Music Venue, American, Diner DUFF'S GARAGE 1635 SE 7th 234-BEER Bar, Club DWARAKA Indian 3962 SE Hawthorne 230-1120 DETOUR CAFE 3035 SE Division 234-7499 EAST BURN 1800 E Burnside - 236-2876 theeastburn.com Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian, Diner Bar, Brunch, Lounge EAST END DEVIL'S POINT Strippers! 203 SE Grand - 232-0056 CIBO 3593 SE Division - 719-5377 THE CONQUISTADOR 5305 SE Foster - 774-4513 Bar, Music Venue EAST SIDE DELI 4626 SE Hawthorne 236-7313 Italian Hand pulled pizzas and garbanzo-based cecinas baked in a Ligurian oven; stromboli, house-made charcuterie, fish baked in Pampano sea salt, Pax romana sausage...Rotating specials. Come by and enjoy the delicious food and ambiance. Happy Hour from 5-6:30 and after 10pm everyday. DICK'S KITCHEN 3312 SE Belmont 235-0146 Big Fat Sandwiches Bar A full-service restaurant and bar open daily from 3 pm to 2:30 am. Daily Happy Hour from 4-7 pm. Daily Food - Spanish/Latin and Drink Happy Hour Specials. FREE PLAY 1975 Rock Ola Singles, Jukebox, Pinball Lounge, plus a PATIO!!!!! American, Burgers, Healthy ELENI'S ESTIATORIO 7712 SE 17th - 230-2165 DIG A PONY 736 SE Grand 971-279-4409 Greek Bar, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads EMILY'S TERIYAKI AND PHO 6036 SE Division 788-7327 DINGOS CHIXSTIX Yakitori 2425 SE 26th 971-217-STIX COUNTRY CAT DINNER HOUSE 4612 SE Hawthorne 233-3996 dingosonline.com Teriyaki, Pho 7937 SE Stark - 408-1414 CIRCA 33 Bar, American, Northwest, Brunch 3348 SE Belmont 477-7682 Neighborhood bar, American, Brunch CRAVIN RAVEN BAKERY Organic Bakery 8339 SE 13th - 234-0603 CLARKLEWIS 1001 SE Water - 235-2294 CREMA BAKERY & CAFE Coffee Shop, Cafe, Bakeries 3159 SE Belmont 235-9348 Bar, Mexican Portland's answer to fresh Mexican, wholesome food. Vegans love us! Enjoy specialty cocktails and a large selection of tequila! Open 7 days a week with to-go orders available. Join us on facebook: facebook.com/ dingospdx. ENSO WINERY AND TASTING ROOM 1416 SE Stark - 683-3676 Winery EVOE 3731 SE Hawthorne 232-1010 Sandwiches FAR EAST Korean Farm-to-table, Northwest, Italian/French inspired 2728 SE Ankeny - 234-0206 DOT'S CAFE Bar, Diner 8201 SE Powell - 775-2373 fareastpdx.com 2521 SE Clinton - 235-0203 CLINTON STREET PUB Neighborhood Bar CRICKET CAFE Diner, Breakfast/Brunch FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Buffalo Wings 2516 SE Clinton - 236-7137 1708 E Burnside - 230-9464 portlandwings.com October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 19 20 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 FIRKIN TAVERN Bar 1937 SE 11th - 206-7552 FUNHOUSE LOUNGE 2432 SE 11th - 841-6734 Bar GLADSTONE STREET PIZZA 3813 SE Gladstone 775-1537 GRAND CENTRAL RESTAURANT AND BOWLING FOSTER BURGER GENIES 5339 SE Foster - 775-2077 1101 SE Division - 445-9777 Pizza 808 SE Morrison - 236-2695 Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches Burgers, Milk Shakes Foster Burger is a familyfriendly, rock-and-roll burger joint in Portland's FosterPowell neighborhood. The menu is creative and fun, with a focus on signature meat, hand cut fries, simple salads, and house made pickles. The food and drinks are simple, pure and good. The bar features classically inspired cocktails, local beers, and specialty Cockshakes (cocktail-milkshakes). The restaurant's 50-seat heated outdoor patio is open year-round. Cafe, Breakfast/Brunch GEMINI LOUNGE Cocktail Lounge GOLD DUST MERIDIAN GREEN DRAGON Bistro, Brewpub 928 SE 9th - 517-0660 6526 SE Foster - 772-1117 geminiloungepdx.com A great place to eat, drink & mingle. Stylized vintage cocktail lounge with yummy cocktails made with above average wells & fresh squeezed juices, House infusions & SE Portland micros on tap. Nice selection of West coast wines, gourmet bar food menu including 12 slider duos & other eats all served late, not to mention great tunes & good people. 3267 SE Hawthorne 239-1143 golddustmeridian.com HA & VL FRESH POT Coffee Shop 3729 SE Hawthorne 232-8928 GENOA 2832 SE Belmont 238-1464 FUJIN Italian, Haute Cuisine Bar, American, International Mid-century-modern sophistication and Portland cool comes together at the Gold Dust Meridian. Swank and suave, with a naughty side like it was conceived by Ian Fleming himself, the moodily-lit interior is a perfect place to unwind with a signature cocktail like the Old Grandad Fashion or Hibiscus Royale. With an excellent menu, huge whiskey selection, 60oz cocktails, patio, and the longest happy hour ever, this is possibly the perfect mission. 2738 SE 82nd - 772-0103 Vietnamese, Soup & Sandwich HAVANA WEST 1308 SE Morrison 232-1259 Bar, Burgers HAMMY'S PIZZA Pizza 2114 SE Clinton - 235-1035 HAWTHORNE HIDEAWAY 2221 SE Hawthorne 445-4600 Bar, American, Pub Grub 3549 SE Hawthorne 231-3753 Chinese GIL'S SPEAKEASY TAVERN 609 1/2 SE Taylor 234-8991 GOODFOOT HAWTHORNE THEATRE & LOUNGE 1507 SE 39th - 233-7100 2845 SE Stark - 239-9292 Bar, Pub Grub Bar, Music Venue, American, Sandwiches, Burgers Club, Music Venue October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 21 SAPPHIRE HOTEL 5008 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD www.thesapphirehotel.com 22 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 HAZEL ROOM 3279 SE Hawthorne 756-7125 thehazelroom.com HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY American, Pizza, Brewpub HUNGRY TIGER TOO 213 SE 12th - 238-4321 JERUSALEM CAFE 3801 SE Belmont - 2067799 2944 SE Powell - 232-4677 hopworksbeer.com Hopworks brews all-organic, world-class beer and serves fresh, locally-sourced pizza, sandwiches and salads at our two sustainably built and operated brewpubs. Hopworks Urban Brewery is located at 2944 SE Powell and Hopworks BikeBar is at 3947 N. Williams. Vegan, Diner, Comfort Food THE HEDGE HOUSE 3412 SE Division 235-2215 lompocbrewing.com THE HUTCH ON HOLGATE Bar, Pub Grub www.jerusalemcafe.com Meditteranean 4515 SE 41st - 774-1822 Young and old alike frequent the Hutch to play pool and shuffleboard, or simply to hang out. You can get your karaoke, drink, food or lotto on. Saturdays feature live music. Serving standard bar fare: burgers, fries, and the like. All with free peanuts! JOLLY ROGER Bar, Pub Grub 1340 SE 12th - 232-8060 Bar, American HELIUM COMEDY CLUB 1510 SE 9th 888-643-8669 JUNIORS CAFE 1742 SE 12th - 235-5474 Diner, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian/Vegan Comedy Club, Pizza, Sandwiches, Burgers HORSE BRASS PUB 4534 SE Belmont 232-2202 KEN'S ARTISAN PIZZA Pizza HODA'S 304 SE 28th - 517-9951 3401 SE Belmont 236-8325 Bar, British JADE LOUNGE Middle Eastern HOKUSEI HOTLIPS PIZZAHAWTHORNE 2223 SE Hawthorne 234-9999 hotlipspizza.com hotlipssoda.com 2342 SE Ankeny - 236-4998 Bar, Asian, Small Plates KILLER BURGER 4246 SE Belmont 971-279-2161 hokuseisushi.com Sushi JAM ON HAWTHORNE 2239 SE Hawthorne 234-4790 8728 SE 17th (and SE Linn) 503-841-5906 1525 SE 164th, WA 360-836-5275 360-836-5274 Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soda Bar, Cafe, Breakfast/ Brunch Hamburgers LA BAMBA HOLMAN'S Bar, Diner 4908 SE Powell - 445-6341 15 SE 28th - 231-1093 HUNG FAR LOW Bar, Chinese 2410 SE 82nd - 223-8686 JARRA'S/LANGANO LOUNGE 1435 SE Hawthorne 230-8990 Mexican LA CALACA COMELONA HOLOCENE 1001 SE Morrison 239-7639 HUNGRY TIGER Ethiopian, Lounge Club, Small Plates 207 SE 12th - 238-4321 Bar, Pub Grub, Vegan 2304 SE Belmont 239-9675 lacalacacomelona.com Bar, Mexican/Latin October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 23 Let's meet at... NEW OWNERS, SAME BULLSHIT! 2521 SE Clinton - 503.235.0203 Happy Hour 6 pm 4 -6 1852 SE Hawthorne � 503-517-7770 w w w. otto p dx. c om 24 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 THE LAMP Bar 3023 SE Milwaukie 234-7000 Gotta love that Lamp, ya'll! The wondrous weekend brunch with Redzone on the big screen and happy hour all the damn day long. Weekday happy hour 3 - 6. Selected as one of the top five burgers in Portland by Thrilllist.com. Be here now. LE PIGEON Haute Cuisine 738 E Burnside - 546-8796 MATCHBOX LOUNGE 3203 SE Division 234-7844 MORRISON HOTEL 719 SE Morrison - 236-7080 LITTLE T AMERICAN BAKER 2600 SE Division 238-3458 Lounge, Small Plates Bar, Small Plates, Mediterranean, Spanish MEAT CHEESE BREAD Deli, Sandwiches 5026 SE Division 232-8226 MUSIC MILLENNIUM Music Bakery, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches 1406 SE Stark - 234-1700 3158 E Burnside - 231-8926 LANDMARK SALOON 4847 SE Division 894-8132 LION HEART KOMBUCHA MI MERO MOLE Tacos de Guisado MT. TABOR THEATER 4811 SE Hawthorne 360-1450 lionheartkombucha.com Music Venue, Bar Neighborhood bar, Pub Grub THE LOVECRAFT Horror Themed Bar 421 SE Grand - 971-2707760 MONTICELLO/ MONTI'S CAFE MY FATHER'S PLACE 523 SE Grand - 235-5494 8600 SE Stark - 256-8300 LARDO 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd 234-7786 LUCE Italian Sandwiches & Beer 2140 E Burnside - 236-7195 LAUGHING PLANET 3320 SE Belmont 235-6472 4110 SE Woodstock 788-2921 LUCKY DEVIL LOUNGE Strippers! 633 SE Powell - 206-7350 Burritos, Bowls, Vegetarian/ Vegan LUTZ TAVERN Tavern LE BISTRO MONTAGE 301 SE Morrison - 234-1324 4639 SE Woodstock 774-0353 Bar, Mac & Cheese, Seafood, Southern Antiques & Cafe M-F 7am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 5pm, Sun 8am to 4pm Nestled inside Monticello Antiques, this cozy cafe overlooks a beautifully merchandised antique mall. Serving fresh pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, organic Portland Roasting coffee and espresso blends, beer, wine and mimosas every day! Enjoy spacious tables divided by large shelves filled with books for browsing or purchase, free wi-fi and video lottery. Breakfast, Burgers, & Booze NICHOLAS RESTAURANT 318 SE Grand - 235-5123 Lebanese, Middle Eastern NIGHT LIGHT LOUNGE 2100 SE Clinton - 731-6500 Bar, American, Pub Grub, Northwest NOBLE ROT 1111 E Burnside - 233-1999 Bar, Haute Cuisine, Small Plates October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 25 26 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 NORTH BAR 5008 SE Division 546-9973 NUESTRA COCINA 2135 SE Division 232-2135 OTTO Neighborhood Bar, Pub Grub Comfy bar in SE Division's growing 50th Ave neighborhood with great infusions, huge nachos and local beers on tap. Grub is cheap and satisfying and the darts, pool table, pinball and jukebox are entertaining. Tuesday is PBR Happy Hour ALL DAY . Sidewalk seating for sunny days, one of a kind trivia on Monday nights and all Blazers and Timbers games on the big screen as well. Mexican 1852 SE Hawthorne 517-7770 www.ottopdx.com PAPA G'S OAKS BOTTOM PUBLIC HOUSE 1621 SE Bybee - 459-4988 Bar, Brewpub, American OASIS CAFE Pizza 3701 SE Hawthorne 231-0901 OBLIQUE COFFEE ROASTERS Cafe 3039 SE Stark - 228-7883 NOSH ON SEVENTH 2030 SE 7th - 239-6674 noshonseventh.com Sandwiches, Soups, salads, sweets and caffeine. THE OBSERVATORY 8115 SE Stark - 445-6284 Bar, American, Northwest, Burgers NOSTRANA OCEAN CITY Northwest, American, Small Plates Otto is a family-owned restaurant in Southeast Portland. We find comfort in timeless culinary technique, experimenting with nontraditional ingredients. We're a casual neighborhood place that serves good food that is reasonably priced. Fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients make up our ever-changing, Midwestern, modern American menu. We have a full bar with eclectic wine and beer selections. Meet for a meal, cup of coffee, free Wifi, and Happy Hour in our comfortable booths. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 8am. 2314 SE Division 235-0244 papagees.com Deli, Vegetarian/Vegan, International PAPA HAYDN 5829 SE Milwaukie 232-9440 Fine Dining, Desserts PEPINO'S 3832 SE Hawthorne 236-5000 pepinos.org Delicious, fresh, affordable Mexican food. Come enjoy a great meal while admiring the colorful, fun atmosphere. Great outdoor patio on Hawthorne to enjoy the sun and some cool drinks. We hand-make everything fresh, daily. We compost upwards of 80% of our refuse, making us one of the more earth-friendly restaurants around. 1401 SE Morrison 234-2427 nostrana.com Nostrana - literally `ours' invokes local. Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure. Regional. Italian. Dinner SunTh 5-10, Fri-Sat 5-11. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2. Reservations Recommended. 3016 SE 82nd - 771-2299 Chinese, Seafood OUI PRESSE Coffee Shop OLYMPIC PROVISIONS 1740 SE Hawthorne 384-2160 107 SE Washington 954-3663 olympicprovisions.com American Charcuterie, Sandwiches PACIFIC PIE COMPANY Pies PIED COW COFFEEHOUSE 3244 SE Belmont 230-4866 1520 SE 7th - 381-6157 Bar, Coffee Shop/Tea, Small Plates October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 27 28 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 PINE STATE BISCUITS PRESENTS OF MIND 3633 SE Hawthorne - 2307740 REEL `M' INN 2430 SE Division 231-3880 3640 SE Belmont 236-3346 Breakfast/Brunch, Sandwiches PIX / BAR VIVANT 2225 E Burnside - Patisserie, tapas PLAN B 1305 SE 8th - 230-9020 Bar, Club, Pub Grub POK POK Thai Cool stuff Classic, Indie and terminally cool gift store offering "One Stop Shopping for the Rest of us". Jewelry, Baby, Accessories, apparel, home, cards, gifts and all things paper! Tons of Local, Indie and Eco designers. New items arrive daily so there is always something new to discover with every visit to Presents of Mind. Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub as well as your eyes as you view Montavilla's finest from one way mirrored windows. ROTTURE ROADRUNNER CAFE 3570 SE Division Grand opening April 21. Breakfast Fri-Sun 9 am-3 pm 315 SE 3rd - 234-5683 Bar, Club, Pizza THE RUM CLUB Cocktails 720 NE Sandy - 467-2469 ROBO TACO Mexican ROE 607 SE Morrison - 232-3707 SAINT CUPCAKE DELUXE 3300 SE Belmont 997-3674 3226 SE Division 232-1387 PRODUCE ROW CAFE Bar, American 3113 SE Division (in the back) - 232-1556 Seafood Cupcakes! �POR QUE NO? 4635 SE Hawthorne 954-3138 204 SE Oak - 232-8355 producerowcafe.com Produce Row Caf� is an American Gastropub that has been a fixture in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District since 1974. With a seasonal menu, 24 taps, over 75 whiskeys, fantastic cocktails and beer & whiskey pairings, the Row offers something for everyone. Check our music & movie listings at producerowcafe.com mon-sat 11-midnight sunday 11-10 RONTOMS SAPPHIRE HOTEL 5008 SE Hawthorne 232-6333 thesapphirehotel.com 600 E Burnside - 236-4536 Bar, American, Small Plates, Sandwiches Small Plates, Mexican PORTOBELLO VEGAN TRATTORIA 1125 SE Division 754-5993 portobellopdx.com ROSCOE'S 8105 SE Stark - 255-0049 Vegetarian/Vegan, Italian, Dessert Neighborhood Bar The camaraderie (the bon homme, if you will) amongst the neighborhood regulars is nearly as welcoming as the staff itself. There is a great selection of cheap picks on the juke box to entertain your ears Bar, Northwest, Small Plates Sapphire Hotel is a sexy, candlelit lounge in the lobby of what was once a traveler's hotel & local brothel. Sapphire serves amazing cocktails and a wide variety of beer & wine. The menu features everything from small nibbles and beautiful platters to a killer burger, all served late into the night. Revamped Menu - Happy Hour - Weekend Breakfast Brunch 9am-2pm Sat & Sun Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm weekdays. Still Closed on Tuesdays! 2411 SE Belmont St. 503-232-4458 � www.wildabandonrestaurant.com October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 29 2045 S.E. Belmont PDX 30 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 SAVOY TAVERN & BISTRO SLAPPY CAKES 4246 SE Belmont 477-4805 2500 SE Clinton - 808-9999 STARK NAKED PIZZA Pizza Bar, Midwestern, American SHAKER & VINE Wine Pancakes!, Breakfast/ Brunch, Sandwiches 2835 SE Stark - 459-4490 SWEETNESS BAKERY AND CAFE 3524 SE 52nd - 314-1392 Bakery and Cafe 2929 SE Powell - 231-8466 SLINGSHOT LOUNGE 5532 SE Center - 445-6649 STARKY'S 2913 SE Stark - 230-7980 SWEETPEA BAKING COMPANY 1205 SE Stark - 477-5916 THE SIDE DOOR 425 SE Washington 233-8553 Bar, Brunch, Burgers, Northwest Bar, American Vegan Bakery Bar, American, Pub Grub, Soup and/or Sandwich SLOW BAR STUMPTOWN COFFEE TANKER 533 SE Grand - 230-7767 SIDE STREET TAVERN Bar, American, Burgers, Northwest 3701 SE Belmont 234-0915 4525 SE Division-230-7702 3356 SE Belmont-232-8889 3352 SE Belmont- 467-4123 4825 SE Hawthorne 445-4634 Bar, Pub Grub Coffee Shop 828 SE 34th - 236-7999 SOUND GROUNDS SUBROSA TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS 1212 SE Division 445-6289 losgorditospdx.com Bar, American, Pub Grub 2601 SE Clinton - 233-1955 Neighborhood Italian 3111 SE Division 688-1750 SIMPATICA DINING HALL & CATERING 828 SE Ash - 679-7807 SPACE ROOM Mexican, Vegetarian/Vegan A fixture in the vegan community since 2006, Taqueria Los Gorditos also offers authentic Mexican food for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The family-owned and operated business has two Southeast Portland locations: the restaurant at 1212 SE Division and the original food cart at 50th and Division. American, Northwest 4800 SE Hawthorne 235-8303 SUNSHINE TAVERN Bar, Clubhouse, Pub Grub Bar, Pub Grub, Diner SIZZLE PIE Pizza! 624 E Burnside - 234-PIES ST. JACK 2039 SE Clinton - 360-1281 SUZETTE CREPERIE 3342 SE Belmont 473-8657 suzettepdx.com THE SLAMMER Bar, Pub Grub French, Cafe, Cocktails, Wine/Beer, Patisserie 500 SE 8th - 232-6504 STAR BAR French, Creperie 639 SE Morrison 232-5553 star-bar-rocks.com TANUKI 8029 SE Stark Japanese Izakaya/Drinking Food October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 31 purveyors of fine craft beer and southern cuisine 8105 SE Stark St. � 503.255.0049 Monday-Friday: 2:00 pm - 2:30 am Saturday & Sunday: 12:01 pm - 2:30 am HOURS: GENDA bar and music venue 3 PINBALL MACHINES, HORSESHOE PIT GREAT COVERED, HEATED PATIO $2 MICROS EVERYDAY UNTIL 8PM NOW WITH LIVE MUSIC ON SELECT NITES 2366 SE 82ND � 503.384.2463 3PM TIL 2:30AM MON-SAT 1RVWUDQD <=AB@/</1=;j"A3;=@@7A=<j>=@B:/<2=@j#! !" " % 32 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 TASTEBUD PIZZA 3220 SE Milwaukie - 2340330 product available to us in order to provide our customers with a top quality experience. served until closing, you're sure to find lots to love at the Trip Nick! WAFU 3113 SE Division- 236-0205 Pizza Highlighting local farmers seasonal delights Tastebud's menu is constructed from the indefatigable creative mind of owner Mark Doxtader. Featured is his prowess as a pizzaiola with his behemoth wood fired oven churning out artisan creations. cleverly complimented are Slow Food inspired side dishes and salads with Montreal style bagels giving purists something to talk about. Ramen, Japanese TOWNSHEND'S TEA 3531 SE Division Tea house Cozy teahouse setting featuring 100+ loose leaf teas, chai lattes from scratch, 7 flavors of Brew Dr. Kombucha on tap, bubble tea, rare teas, and herbal medicinal blends. Good music, free wifi, and a monthly rotation of local art. Open 9 am to 10 pm daily. TRUE BREW 3370 SE Milwaukie 231-9992 truebrewcoffeehouse.com WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE 3131 SE Division 232-0102 Coffee House Bar, Asian, Thai UGLY MUG CAFE Coffeehouse 8017 SE 13th - 230-2010 uglymugpdx.com WILD ABANDON 2411 SE Belmont 232-4458 VEGE THAI TRIPLE NICKEL TENNESSEE RED'S 2133 SE 11th - 231-1710 BBQ - Southern Style TOAST 5222 SE 52nd - 774-1020 toastpdx.com Northwest, Breakfast Brunch We are a neighborhood restaurant specializing in cuisine using local, seasonal, fresh, and natural products. We take great pride in providing freshly baked breads and pastries, and grinding meats for our sausages and burgers in house. We buy the best 3646 SE Belmont - 2347215 Bar The Triple Nickel Pub is a neighborhood bar located on the trendy Belmont strip in SE Portland. Covered sidewalk seating attracts customers year round! The Triple Nickel's GIANT JENGA sets allure locals and tourists alike. Featuring 38 Beers & Ciders on Tap in the newly remodeled space, paired with four newly felted pool tables, three dart boards, a game room, a 14-Foot projector screen, ten flat screens, jello shots, a juke box, happy hour 11-7 daily, and food 3274 SE Hawthorne 234-2171 Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan VICTORY WINE BAR 3652 SE Division 236-8755 Bar, Haute Cuisine, Small Plates VINDAHLO Indian 2038 SE Clinton - 467-4550 American, Northwest, Breakfast/Brunch, Diner A revamped recessionfriendly menu makes this Portland institution a popular destination. Many dinner entrees $8 - $11, Big fat burger, Chicken and Dumplings, Veggie Polenta Grill, Killer Reuben, delicious house-made fries, and perhaps the best Fried Chicken in town! Happy Hour and Weekend Breakfast too! Tap beer, wine, cocktails. VINTAGE COCKTAIL LOUNGE 7907 SE Stark - 262-0696 ZACH'S SHACK 4611 SE Hawthorne 233-4616 Lounge Hot Dogs! Open Dai Open ily y 11a 1a am-- --10 10pm 5339 53 39 Sou uth t east st Fos oste er Rd R . (503 (5 03) ) 7755-20 2077 77 7 ww ww. w fost ster e bu er b rg ger er.com om October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 33 NAMASTE INDIAN CUISINE All you can eat buffet Dine In or Carryout 8303 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR (503) 257-5059 6300 NE 117th Ave, Suite A Vancouver WA (360) 891-5906 Open late Friday Nights featuring NamasteIndianCuisine.com DJ Panther wood fired sea bass with tomato and saffron braised celery, taggiasca olives olives and grilled bread Mike Simington is a great person potato croquettes with chili vinegar wood oven roasted pork shank with white beans and winter greens we love cats handmade ricotta cavatelli with spicy sausage sugo Oregon oak mild chicories with apples, balsamic and bacon fried cauliflower with lemon cr�me fraiche Eat Oregon First grilled broccoli with lemon, anchovy and chili meyer lemon pudding cake candied pistachio, chantilly vanilla bean cr�me br�l�e fluffer nutter the kitty kat wood oven roasted broccoli sprouts with controne chili and lemon beets with salsa verde fried stuffed olives roasted beets with buffalo ricotta salata and walnuts Square Peg fried cauliflower with lemon cr�me fraiche green beans with chile and basil fritto of fennel and lemon bruschetta with padron peppers and fromage blanc, arugula with Humboldt Fog chevre, hazelnuts & red wine vinaigrette chocolate torte creme fraiche ice cream, hazelnut brittle romaine hearts with lemon-anchovy vinaigrette and shaved pecorino pea shoots with garlic, chili flake and grana padano wood-fired iron skillet mussels with drawn butter pizza bianca with squash blossoms, fresh mozzarella and basil pizza with spicy house sausage, walla walla onions and fresh mozzarella rotisserie chicken with chicory, pancetta, roasted bread and cherries meatballs and slow-cooked green beans with basil and chili wood oven roasted line-caught rock fish with potato corn salad and salsa verde wood grilled hanger steak with crispy potatoes, arugula and grana padano we use locally sourced and sustainable produce, involtini of eggplant with herbed fromage blanc cherry bombs � cherry peppers stuffed with fresh mozzarella and anchovy Gathering Together bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, basil, ricotta and olive oil Firehouse meatballs with roasted heirloom tomatoes and goat horn peppers please eat real food caramel ice cream cake toasted almonds, Portland Creamery, chocolate chunks, salted caramel, bittersweet chocolate Payne Family Farmrotisserie chicken with slow cooked green beans, basil and chili wood-oven roasted line-caught coho salmon with potato corn salad and salsa verde house-made semolina gnocchi with sungold tomatoes, basil and ricotta artichokes and mint pizza with spicy house sausage what would polar bear do? wood oven roasted broccoli sprouts with controne chili and lemon salume di testa Firehouse | located in the historic Dekum Firehouse at 711 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211 | t 503.954.1702 www.firehousepdx.com open nightly at 5p.m 34 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 ORTHEAST PORTLAND At the base of Alameda Ridge in the BeaumontWilshire neighborhood, where the street plan turns to nonsense and cars tip over sideways, there is a crumbling concrete stairway that rises 112 steps to the plateau above. At step 48 is an ivy-covered patch of plaster roughly the size of a doorway, and that, until the late 1950s, was the unmarked entrance of the Libertine, Portland's most legendary after-hours club, recalled by many as the finest restaurant the city has ever known. Saturn Kane, an acrimonious nonagenarian whose company I enjoy when I get up early enough to catch him lucid, told its story to me last summer. Mr. Kane, who is often asleep on his porch with mail addressed to Earl Blessmore Kane on his chest, was a cook at the club in its heyday. I'd told him about the exciting dining we'd been enjoying lately, of seafood-themed dinners with unusual herbs, of heritage pig roasts with craft cocktails and foie gras marshmallows. He looked at me with a face like a father whose 30-year old son has just given him a hand-lettered coupon for a free hug, he then kicked out a chair and told me to listen. "You think that's just all right, what you're doing," he began to pay out, his pale, bony finger wagging at me. "But it's not. You've never eaten proper like we used to. You're weak sauce, you bunch of ninnies, and your kids'll faint at lemonade." "How's that?" "Every generation's weaker'n the last, it's a problem. We'd get born, shoot the moon on hen poison and jaw oil, then lay the town out so it couldn't fight back. Next day we'd charge the bars at noon if China didn't need an ass kicking. We'd always ask around first to find out." I imagined a gang of toughs running in to the local news bureau, getting the all-clear on Sino-American relations, then running off to the nearest bar. He eyed me coolly while taking a sip from his koozie of salted rye. "Do you eat salami?" "Portland has some of the best charcutiers in the nation. I just tried a hazelnut-finished soppressata that--" CONTINUED ON PG. 37 October 11, 2012 Mercury 's's Eat && Drink Guide April 19, 2012 The The Mercury Eat Drink Guide 35 1 I Shandong www.shandongportland.com 36 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 35 "Fuck you. But that's good news. You can fight on salami. We used to go two, three pounds of salami before our shift at the Libertine. There it is. I ever tell you about that?" "The Libertine, yeah, I've been curious about that. What was the food like?" "It was a speakeasy, underground, the real thing, the best restaurant this city ever had, then or now, but you couldn't go there. Nobody could, unless they'd been vetted. Gender Davis and his orchestra used to play until the sun came up or the local Nessie and his hatchets spilled our wash down the gutter. Champagne flowed in the private rooms, and if you slipped your cock over hot and got a girl pregnant you moved to Beaverton. We called that bad luck, back then. Now you think you've made it if your friends don't visit and the neighbors pass a law against your fence." "What kind of food did they do?" "Finest in the world. Each table got wine by the magnum, flowin' all night, and the martinis came three at a time, ice cold and strong as ether. We were back in the kitchen, pounding 'em back faster than the customers, sweatin' out the booze as quick as we could drink it. " "Do you remember any of the dishes? Any signature stuff? Was it French-influenced, or more James Beard-type Northwest stuff?" "Eh, I think we did a pork chop... and we had a Mexican cut prime rib tableside in his people's best bib 'n' tucker. I remember one broad--walleyed and cruel on Scotch--got so mad when he didn't serenade her, she tried to scream at him but threw up all over the floor. Wrong pipe, you know. Next night she was in stacking 'em up again, a real trooper. The captain sent over a fifth of Cutty Sark and the table floated it in two rounds." "Huh. So the food was really more of an afterthought?" "Hell no, it wasn't!" he objected. "We were the best cooks in the country, west of New York! We could run that joint half in the bag and talkin' to shadows!" "What happened to the place?" He took another sip, slow for reverence. "You did. You don't drink any more, and the good places can't stay open. Restaurants don't make any money on food, everybody knows that. Now you all just eat ice cream with shit in it and die from Computer Arm." I couldn't fault him there. It was about lunchtime, and I needed to pack off and get something tangible in that regard. "Got any lunch plans?" I asked him, considering bringing him a Bunk sandwich or something. He lifted his koozie, winked at me, and took a pull. 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The love for authentic fresh homemade foods has been handed down to the Ferruzza family from generation to generation. Stop into al Forno for authentic Sicilian Pizza, baked in an 800-degree stone hearth oven. AVIARY Pizza Cocktails, Tacos 1733 NE Alberta - 287-2400 Asian Fusion BACK TO EDEN BAKERY BOUTIQUE BRICKHOUSE PIZZERIA 6744 NE Sandy - 459-4469 www.brickhousepdx.com 2217 NE Alberta - 477-5022 backtoedenbakery.com Vegan, Bakery Organic vegan treats for every occasion made to order. Cakes, cookies, scones, muffins and more, visit our website to see our full menu. Vegan never tasted this good! ALAMEDA BREWHOUSE 4765 NE Fremont BARISTA 1725 NE Alberta - 208-2568 460-9025 Brewpub Grub, Soups, Burgers, Sandwiches Coffee Shop BAR LOLO Alameda Brewing Co. is a small brewery in the heart of the Beaumont Village. All of our wide variety of beers are produced on location, from the light, refreshing Siskiyou Golden Ale to the deep, impenetrable Black Bear XX Stout to the extremely hoppy Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA. Food here is classic Northwest fare, ranging from traditional pub favorites like hand-dipped halibut and chips and hand-pressed burgers to a variety of sandwiches like the Steelhead gyros and homemade vegi-burger made with spent grain from the brewery. Most everything is made fresh daily, including our salads, soups and desserts. 2940 NE Alberta 288-3400 barlolo.com Pizza Portland locals Paul and Thana welcome you to Brick House Pizzeria! We use the finest flours in our homemade, hand-spun Naples-style pizza baked in our European-style brick oven. Our sauce is made from fresh, ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and a select herbal blend. Our meats and produce are hand-sliced and are personally selected by Paul. We top it off with a unique Five Cheese Blend and offer Gluten-free options. Enjoy! Need an outrageous drink? Need a ridiculous taco? Of course you do. Specialty cocktails featuring Portland booze and a slew of amazing food served until close daily. Weekend DJs, Sunday Movies, Monday Knit Night, Tuesday Trivia, monthly Lego tournaments, Happy Hour every day from open until 6:30, and daily SIN discounts. Word. D'S BAR 6732 NE Sandy 281-1276 Bar, Small plates CHOPSTICKS EXPRESS BEECH ST. PARLOR Neighborhood bar 2651 E Burnside - 234-6171 412 NE Beech - 946-8184 Chinese, Karaoke Bar Sports Bar D's Bar is your local neighborhood bar! We offer great BBQ food and drink specials, steel tip darts, Rockola Tournament Shuffleboard, pinball, live music, trivia, cheap wells and draft beers. Happy Hour is M-F 3:30-6:30. Home of the IOWA HAWKEYES and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS! Come in to watch the Blazers and NFL! CITY STATE DINER 128 NE 28th - 517-0347 DOC BELLA FACCIA PIZZERIA Pizza Diner 5519 NE 30th - 946-8592 Bar, Italian 2934 NE Alberta - 282-0600 bellafacciapizzeria.com CLUB 21 DOVE VIVI 2035 NE Glisan - 235-5690 Bar, Pub Grub 2727 NE Glisan - 239-4444 BEULAHLAND 118 NE 28th - 235-2794 beulahlandpdx.com Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub ALBERTA STREET PUBLIC HOUSE 1036 NE Alberta - 284-7665 Burgers, Sandwiches, Pub Grub ALIVIAR COFFEEHOUSE 4128 NE Sandy 954-1091 aliviarcoffee.com Coffee house Featuring beautifully crafted espresso drinks, looseleaf teas, bittersweet hot chocolate, beer & wine, snacks & desserts, amazing chocolate bars, books and games. Sun 8am-5pm Mon-Thurs 6:30am-5pm Fri 6:30am-9pm Sat 8am-9pm Beulahland. Full Breakfast. Mimosa. EuroCup. Beulahland. Beer. Lunch. BloodyMary. Beulahland. Olympics. Morning Noon & Night. InHouse Infusions. Beulahland Short Shorts. SIN & Repent. Old German. Mac & Cheese. 7 Days A Week. Patio. Beulahland. Happy Hour. Timbers. Hot Wings. Local Beers. Real Food. Real People. Beulahland. 118 NE 28th. Since 1997. Beulahland. A Portland Staple since 1958, Club 21 is under new ownership. The Club has regained all of its original charm but now has more beer, booze, and a fun build-your-ownburger menu. Open at 11:30 am every day, with brunch on the weekends, it's the perfect Portland bar to relax and soak in the city's history. Bands, DJs, and pinball add to the entertainment or just grab a pint and relax on the new patio or next to the fire. Be sure to say hi to the regulars; They've been drinking here since before you were born. Cornmeal Crust Pizza EL DORADO MEXICAN CANTINA 8001 NE Glisan - 255-2407 Mexican This family-friendly Mexican restaurant offers an extensive menu of authentic dishes. From the delicious tortilla soup, huge burritos, fabulous seafood fajitas, or any of the Daily Specials, you can't go wrong. Open daily from 11AM to 9PM. Lunch specials, happy hour, full bar, and a private lottery room. ECLECTIC KITCHEN COCOTTE BINKS 2715 NE Alberta - 493-4430 2930 NE Killingsworth 227-2669 4936 NE Fremont - 4778482 www.eclectickitchenpdx.com Neighborhood Bar 1203 NE Alberta 287-5908 BLACK CAT CAFE Cafe, Sandwiches BLACK SHEEP BAKERY & CAFE ALLEYWAY CAFE & BAR Bar, Burgers, Pub Grub 523 NE 19th - 517-5762 2415 NE Alberta - 287-7760 Coffee Shop, Cafe, Soup and/or Sandwich, Bakery, Vegetarian/Vegan Bar, French Cocotte is French-influenced local dining at its best. The food is creative and seasonal, with menus rotating weekly. Cocktails are balanced and rooted in classic methods. The wine list is varied but focused and carefully selected, featuring French and local regions. Perfect for dinner, happy hour, or just drinks. Local, Seasonal comfort food A neighborhood Breakfast & Lunch spot serving all of your comfort food favorites. Featuring the Best Biscuits in Portland, decadent French Toast, Biscuit Sandwiches, Hash, Burritos & Scrambles. We also have Paleo-style dishes, Gluten Free Biscuits & Gravy, GF Sandwiches, Salads, savory soups made from scratch & Trailhead Coffee. October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 39 Eclectic Kitchen opendaily 8-3 closedmon real food. real good. sinPDX BestBiscuit Breakfast served ALL DAY! Try our new Paleo dishes and Gluten Free Biscuits & Gravy! Eclectic Kitchen eclectickitchenpdx.com Featuring an eclectic mix of comfort food favorites 4936 NE Fremont Portland, Or. 97213 503.477.8482 40 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 EXTRACTO COFFEEHOUSE HALE PELE Tiki Bar 2921 NE Killingsworth 281-1764 1465 Ste. B NE Prescott 284-1380 2733 NE Broadway 427-8454 Coffee Shop, Cafe THE HILT FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN 1934 NE Alberta 971-255-1793 now and the party's only getting better. Killer Burgers, Bottomless fries. BACON on every burger. No up-charge for cheese, or extra cheese. Several local Kick-Ass micro brews & soda NAMASTE 8303 NE Sandy - 257-5059 3443 NE 57th 894-8973 portlandwings.com Wings FIREHOUSE 711 NE Dekum - 954-1702 firehousepdx.com Seafood, Italian, Northwest, Pizza, Dessert Bar, American, Greek Plenty of booths and an inviting patio ensure a relaxed, casual experience at The Hilt. Sip on a cocktail and dine on some expertly prepared American and Greek chow, all without breaking the bank Happy Hours: Daily 4-7 pm and all day Sunday. THE KNOW 2026 NE Alberta - 473-8729 Bar, Club, Pub Grub LAURELHURST MARKET BUTCHER SHOP & RESTAURANT Indian Located in Portland and Vancouver, Namaste offers authentic Indian Cuisine in an all you can eat buffet style. Daily Goat and Lamb Specials, Samosas, Chicken Biryani, Full Bar, and soft serve Mango Ice Cream are just a hint of what's available. Happy Hour 3-6 and Friday night dancing with DJ Panther, you don't want to miss out! 3155 E Burnside - 206-3097 Steak, Northwest, Deli, Bar NATURAL SELECTION Firehouse Restaurant is committed to offering great seasonable fare using sustainable fish, meats, and produce whenever possible. The building (the old Firehouse 29) lends itself well to the style of cooking that Firehouse does, using a wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill that emphasize technique, seasonality, and a simple straightforward approach to food. Firehouse believes that there are few things more beautiful than a well-prepared meal in a warm and inviting setting. HOP HAVEN 2130 NE Broadway 287-0244 NE Broadway's Beer Bar and Bottle Shop offering 100+ bottles, rotating taps, full bar and eats - including Bellagios Pizza and Skyline Burgers. Some of Portland's best Happy Hour deals everyday from 4 to 8pm (10am til Close on Sundays) plus specials for Timbers, Blazers and Oregon game days. Outdoor dog-friendly seating. 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LAURELTHIRST PUBLIC HOUSE Bar, Comfort Food 3033 NE Alberta - 288-5883 Vegetarian/Vegan, Northwest 2958 NE Glisan - 232-1504 NAVARRE LAURELWOOD PUBLIC HOUSE & BREWERY 5115 NE Sandy 282-0622 10 NE 28th - 232-3555 Haute Cuisine, Small Plates NED LUDD 3925 NE MLK - 288-6900 Brewpub, American, Burgers Northwest, American Craft Kitchen LONESOME'S PIZZA 523 NE 19th - 234-0114 OLD TOWN PIZZA/ OLD TOWN BREWING CO. 5201 NE MLK - 200-5988 Pizza FRANK'S NOODLE HOUSE 822 NE Broadway 288-1007 HOTLIPS PIZZA Pizza, Beer, Wine 5440 NE 33rd - 445-1020 hotlipspizza.com LORENA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 4160 NE Sandy - 284-6327 Pizza, Brewpub PINE STATE BISCUITS Chinese GOLDRUSH COFFEE BAR 2601 NE MLK - 460-6657 HOW CAN BE LOUNGE (CHOPSTICKS III) Lounge, Karaoke Bar Coffee Shop 535 NE Columbia-283-3900 GOOD NEIGHBOR PIZZERIA goodneighborpizzeria. com Bar, Pizza 1473 NE Prescott 298-5007 grainandgristle.com THE HUTCH 800 NE Dekum - 285-7400 GRAIN AND GRISTLE Bar, Awesome A neighborhood tavern, where everything is made from scratch. Eight carefully curated taps featuring Northwest beers, local spirits in creative cocktails, and seasonal, farm-driven foods. The daily 2-fer and lots of food and drink specials. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch! Afternoon happy hour and late-night industry specials! 4606 NE Glisan 235-4729 Young and old alike frequent the Hutch to play pool and shuffleboard, or simply to hang out. You can get your karaoke, drink, food or lotto on. Saturdays feature live music. Serving standard bar fare: burgers, fries, and the like. All with free peanuts! Mexican Our always fresh traditional dishes are inspired by recipes dating back three generations, from the beautiful state of Jalisco Mex. which is also the home of the world's largest Tequila trade. Lorena's Mexican Restaurant is delighted to bring the best, always fresh hand-crafted Margaritas, delicious south of the border flavors, all with a side of exceptional service! 2204 NE Alberta - 477-6605 Breakfast/Brunch, Sandwiches 1625 NE Killingsworth 281-3700 PODNAH'S PIT BBQ BBQ/Southern RANDOM ORDER COFFEEHOUSE AND BAKERY 1800 NE Alberta 971-340-6995 MAD GREEK DELI Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cafe 1740 E Burnside - 232-0274 Cafe, Burgers, Deli, Greek RED ROOM Burgers, Pizza 2530 NE 82nd - 256-3399 KATIE O'BRIEN'S 2809 NE Sandy 234-8573 MAGNOLIA'S CORNER American, Bar 4075 NE Sandy - 459-4081 magnoliascorner.net RISTRETTO ROASTERS 3520 NE 42nd - 284-6767 KILLER BURGER 4644 NE Sandy 971-544-7521 MASH TUN BREWPUB Coffee Shop, Cafe 2204 NE Alberta - 548-4491 ROSE & THISTLE PUB 2314 NE Broadway 287-8582 GRENDEL'S COFFEE HOUSE 729 E Burnside - 595-9550 grendelscoffee.com Coffee House Burgers PROBLEM: You're hungry and you could use a great beer or two SOLUTION: Killer Burger. 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Bar, Northwest, Asian, Fusion 3023 NE Alberta - 335-8233 Diner, Vegetarian/Vegan TONIC LOUNGE VOODOO DOUGHNUT TOO Doughnuts 3100 NE Sandy - 238-0543 1501 NE Davis - 235-2666 Bar, Club, American, Pub Grub THE STANDARD Bar, Pub Grub TORO BRAVO 14 NE 22nd - 233-4181 120 NE Russell - 281-4464 Bar, Small Plates, Spanish/ Tapas SWIFT LOUNGE 1932 NE Broadway 288-3333 TOWNSHEND'S TEA 2223 NE Alberta - 445-6699 Bar, American TABLA 200 NE 28th - 238-3777 Mediterranean, Italian, Small Plates TAPALAYA 28 NE 28th - 232-6652 tapalaya.com Small Plates, Barbecue/ Southern Teahouse Cozy teahouse setting featuring 100+ loose leaf teas, chai lattes from scratch, 7 flavors of Brew Dr. Kombucha on tap, bubble tea, rare teas, and herbal medicinal blends. Good music, free wifi, and a monthly rotation of local art. Open 9 am to 10 pm daily. WELLSPRING SCHOOL FOR THE HEALING ARTS 2440 NE MLK #202 688-1482 The Wellspring School for Healing Arts is for everyone! We offer a variety of community wellness classes, continuing education for the practicing healthcare practitioner and two professional certification programs (in Amma Bodywork Therapy & Wholistic Nutrition) for those looking to take their career or life in a new direction. www.thewellspring.org Great People Great Cocktails & Beers Great Food No Gimmicks October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 43 44 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 O R T H P O R T L A N D, 1 8 9 1 . Wan Huajiao, a first-generation immigrant from the Chinese city of Neijiang, set up a freight forwarding concern on Willow Island (now Swan Island) and made his home on the promontory above it, at 7229 N Chautauqua. Huajiao famously chose this coign of vantage after a frustrating procession of security guards proved so ineffectual that he decided to take the matter into his own hands and watch the grounds from his house at night. (Stories of a velvetrobed Huajiao sitting in an upholstered chair on the Overlook cliffs and aiming a long-bore rifle down at the warehouse are numerous in the papers of the time.) Trade in the port city was booming, and Mr. Huajiao would have been a very wealthy man if it had not been for the curiosity of an elderly neighbor, Ebelon Mocton Sr. Mr. Mocton, on his evening strolls, had had his appetite piqued to the breaking point by the enticing foreign aromas wafting out of Huajiao's kitchen window, so one night he approached the business- man at his perch to inquire about getting a taste of the miraculous dishes he imagined within. Little did he know it was Huajiao himself who was doing all the cooking; Huajiao considered himself a gourmet nonpareil and, lest Mocton go home and attempt any Chinese cookery without supervision, he allowed the man to eat at his table. Mocton, a fourth-generation Portland native, had not traveled widely, and the sumptuous family-style meal, with its steaming platters of lacquered duck, "Hun's bar-b-cue," tender oniony dumplings, and great tureens of fresh soup, were like nothing he had ever seen or tasted before. Stunned, delighted, and forever transformed (local cuisine at this time was largely baked fish and snacks), Mocton wrote in his journals of feeling "much renewed, rejoyed [sic], but with the distinct quandary of being without this invigorating food for a great many days of the year, so grudgingly is Wan's hospitality given, and so reluctant is he to leave that d----d chair at suppertime." If Mocton had anything, however, it was the twin gifts of patience and persuasion, so eventually his pleadings that Huajiao open a restaurant with some of his profits were met with success. Golden Phoenix, located at 2121 N Killingsworth, was a grand and sumptuous dining hall with 400 seats; Mocton had assured his neighbor that all in the state would drag themselves to his door for food as flavorful, new, and unique as his. Huajiao spared no expense on this monument to himself and his homeland, even importing gold for the painted trim, pristine bone China by the pallet, and several heirloom breeds of lamb, pig, and chicken. A kitchen and wait staff of 40 native Chinese would serve the house, CONTINUED ON PG. 47 April 19, 2012 The The Mercury Eat Drink Guide 45 1 October 11, 2012 Mercury 's's Eat && Drink Guide 46 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 45 while a team of 10 farmers and butchers would raise and break down the animals and produce. Massive round tables, each a cross section of a gigantic felled fir, were draped with thick white brocade; places were set elaborately and deeply for each guest; newspaper advertisements and streetcar callers alerted the city for two weeks prior to the grand opening. Red silk robes with golden tassels were stocked by the hundred as first-night parting gifts; a band of Chinese circus performers in the front lot performed stunning acrobatics never before seen by Western eyes. Four o'clock, the dinner hour, finally came. It came, and painfully, second by second, minute by minute, it went. Mocton and Huajiao, dressed smartly in black Mandarin-style coats, stood in the doorway, growing steadily anxious, then confused, then angry. By 8 pm not a single customer had come to dine; Huajiao threw a small potted orchid at the side of Mocton's head and stormed off to the kitchen, where he screamed at his staff for the better part of an hour. Mocton, ever the optimist, reasoned that he might have gotten the date on the advertisements wrong (he hadn't), or that people "just needed a little time to warm up to what we're trying to do here." The subsequent days showed no better promise. At the beginning of the dinner hour on the third day a young couple came in to be seated, but upon reading the extensive menu they decided they would rather just get hamburgers and beer, and left without so much as a cup of tea. With the writing clear on the wall, Huajiao went into the back office with a bottle of cognac and a pistol, where he shot at the ceiling until well after midnight. The opulent establishment was shuttered within a month, and all involved, including the animals, were summarily fired. On the last night, a liquorsome Huajiao was punched in the face by his dishwasher, a man named Portland Joel. It was a final insult from which he would never recover, and he passed his final years alone in his home, surrounded by great towers of unopened board games, stacks of pristine, untouched art supplies, and a great many unused stringed instruments. He died of renal failure later that year, and it was revealed that his investment in the Golden Phoenix had virtually depleted his holdings. Mocton, for his part, was undaunted, having found another neighbor, Mr. Panyarachun Saowaluk, a native of Siam, who was receptive to his idea of opening a restaurant featuring his wife's extraordinary ethnic cooking. Their first location, The Silver Royal, stood at 5128 NE Sandy for nearly five decades, and is now the home of another Thai establishment, Krung Thep to Go. (THE END) 2 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide April 19, 2012 ADVERTISEMENT October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 47 3971 north williams @ shaver www.bxsocial.com 48 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 ALBINA PRESS Coffee Shop 4637 N Albina - 282-5214 CASA NARANJA 4205 N Mississippi 459-4049 FIFTH QUADRANT/ SIDEBAR 3901-B N Williams 288-3996 HOPWORKS BIKE BAR ALIBI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 4024 N Interstate 287-5335 Northwest, Soup and/or Sandwich, Small Plates, Mediterranean/Greek/ Middle Eastern Bar, Brewpub Grub, American Bar, Karaoke Lounge AMNESIA BREWING 832 N Beech - 281-7708 CATHEDRAL PARK KITCHEN FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Brewpub 6635 N Baltimore 946-8426 cathedralparkkitchen.com 4225 N Interstate 280-9464 portlandwings.com Wings! 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JAMES JOHN CAFE 8527 N Lombard 285-4930 Breakfast/Brunch JAVIER'S TACO SHOP 121 N Lombard - 286-3186 Mexican JOHN STREET CAFE 8338 N Lombard 274-1066 Cafe, American, Diner Cafe, Diner, Breakfast THE FISHWIFE Seafood KENNY & ZUKE"S DELI BAR 3901 N Williams - BEATERVILLE CAFE & LUBRITORIUM BAR 2201 N Killingsworth 735-4652 DI PRIMA DOLCI ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE 1936 N Killingsworth 283-5936 5328 N. Lombard - 2857150 Deli & Drinks Breakfast/Brunch, Bar THE FIXIN' TO 8218 N Lombard 477-4995 (THE WORLD FAMOUS) KENTON CLUB 2025 N Kilpatrick 285-3718 THE BOX SOCIAL Drinking Parlour, Small Plates 3971 N Williams - 288-1111 bxsocial.com The Box Social is a cozy, warm, romantic neighborhood bar with craft cocktails, wine, beer and nice little tasty bites. A friendly approachable staff keeps the vibe mellow and relaxed. Open every night of the week from 4 pm-2 am and with both early and late night Happy Hours. Coffee Shop, teahouse, bakery, deli Bar, Southern Bar DALO'S KITCHEN 4134 N Vancouver 808-9604 FLORIDA ROOM 435 N Killingsworth 287-5658 KENTON STATION 8303 N Denver - 286-9242 Ethiopian Bar Bar, American, Burgers E-SAN THAI CUISINE 8233 N Denver - 517-0683 FRESH POT Coffee Shop KING BURRITO 2924 N Lombard 283-9757 Thai 4001 N Mississippi 284-8928 Mexican EAST SIDE DELI 4823 N Lombard 247-3354 GEORGE'S CORNER TAVERN Bar LA BONITA Mexican Deli, Sandwiches 5501 N Interstate - 954-1671 2710 N Killingsworth 287-3050 BRASS TACKS SANDWICHES EAT: AN OYSTER BAR 3808 N Williams - 281-1222 3535 N Vancouver 309-4412 brasstackssandwichesllc. blogspot.com Seafood GIRASOLE WOOD FIRED CAFE LAS PRIMAS PERUVIAN KITCHEN 3971 N Williams 206-5790 lasprimaskitchen.com 8438 N Lombard - 954-1671 E'NJONI CAFE Ethiopian Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches Sandwiches Brass Tacks Sandwiches is a women-owned deli focused on sustainability and serving delicious food that everyone can eat. All of their condiments, soups, and salads are made in house, and the lovely ladies of Brass Tacks always look to provide plentiful vegan and gluten free options. Open 10 am to 7 pm every day. 910 N Killingsworth 286-1401 GOTHAM TAVERN Bar, Pub Grub Peruvian 2240 N Interstate - 5179911 EQUINOX 830 N Shaver 460-3333 GRAVY American, Haute Cuisine, Fusion 3957 N Mississippi 287-8800 American, Breakfast/Brunch HOP & VINE 1914 N Killingsworth 954-3322 American, Wine Bar Fresh, flavorful, and authentic Peruvian street food including hot sandwiches, snacks, salads, soup, traditional juices, beer/wine and cocktails. Happy hour daily. Unique pisco cocktails. Quick and affordable in a casual, fun and energetic environment. Family friendly. Great for groups. Watch soccer. Play foosball or Peruvian sapo. TuesdaySunday from 11-9. October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 49 Portland Mercury's Cocktail Compass This is some Star Trek-level shit here. Now for both iPhone and Android! 50 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 LAUGHING PLANET 3765 N Mississippi 467-4146 MISS DELTA Burritos, Bowls, Vegan/ Vegetarian 3950 N Mississippi 287-7629 Bar, Barbecue/Southern LEISURE PUBLIC HOUSE MISSISSIPPI PIZZA PUB/ATLANTIS LOUNGE 3552 N Mississippi 288-3231 with a bit of sass for good measure. We also have fun Team Building classes for businesses... who needs a trust fall, when you can cook and eat instead! TILT PROPER EATS 8002 N Lombard - 289-7606 Bar, American, Pub Grub 938 N Cook - 517-9931 Bar, Pizza 8638 N Lombard 445-2007 propereats.org Vegetarian/Vegan, Deli 4237 N Misissippi 954-2674 THE LIBERTY GLASS Bar, American MOCK CREST TAVERN PROST! PORTLAND Brewpub LILIKOI 3435 N Lombard - 283-5014 mockcrest.com 1324 N Killingsworth 964-8434 Bar, American, Burgers Island/Tropical, Asian, Cart MOLOKO THE RED FOX BAR 3449 N Anchor, suite 200 285-8458 Hearty breakfast & lunch Tilt is a new quick service, Portland based restaurant focused on handcrafting the finest scratch recipe biscuit sandwiches, huge gourmet burgers and old fashioned cream and fruit pie on planet earth. Our model is very straightforward; simple, handcrafted food made with premium ingredients, generous portions and prompt, first class, friendly service. What more could a hard working American ask for?! LINCOLN RESTAURANT 3808 N Williams 288-6200 American, Haute Cuisine LOVELY'S FIFTYFIFTY 4039 N Mississippi 281-4060 Pizza, Dessert MAC! MAC AND CHEESERY 3936 N Mississippi 200-5787 3967 N Mississippi - 2886272 www.molokopdx.com Cocktails!/Sandwiches/Small Plates One of the longest-standing bars on Mississippi. The name is not to be found anywhere on the front of the building, but hidden inside is a cozy heated covered patio, 20+ infused liquors, & excellent DJ's spinning vinyl. Specialties include fresh-squeezed cocktails made from scratch, grilled panini, & mind-blowing living coral reefs. 5128 N Albina - 282-2934 Bar, Burgers, Salads, Small Plates TOM'S PIZZA & SPORTS BAR RISTRETTO ROASTERS 2630 N Lombard - 283-4217 Bar, DistroLocation, Burgers, Pizza, Diner 3808 N Williams - 288-8667 Coffee Shop, Cafe TR�BOL RUBY JEWEL SCOOPS 4835 N Albina - 517-9347 3713 N Mississippi 805-8369 rubyjewel.net Bar, Northwest, Mexican/ Latin, Fusion Artisan Ice Cream UCHU SUSHI AND FRIED CHICKEN 3940 N Mississippi 281-8248 SAMURAI BLUE MAUI'S Bar MUDDY'S COFFEEHOUSE 3508 N Williams 282-1611 3560 N Mississippi Ave 445-6690 Cafe, Breakfast 3807 N Mississippi 284-1020 samuraibluepdx.com Japanese, small plates UKIYOE Japanese 6516 N Denver - 283-8770 MEE-SEN THAI EATERY 3924 N Mississippi 445-1909 THE OLD GOLD 2105 N Killingsworth 894-8937 Thai Neighborhood Bar, Delicious Mee Sen is dedicated to serving you authentic, oneof-a-kind dishes that go far and beyond your basic stir-fry. Come check out our seasonal specials, or pop in for happy hour (3-6pm, 9pm-close) for excellent deals on both food and drink. You can even terrorize your friends and loved ones with a plate of our delicious happy hour fried grasshoppers! P-CLUB 5264 N Lombard - 289-4644 Bar, Pizza, Soup and/or Sandwich PAUSE KITCHEN AND BAR 5101 N Interstate 971-230-0705 Samurai Blue is a contemporary Japanese restaurant located in the heart of the Mississippi district. We offer a tantalizing variety of hot and cold dishes, sushi and sake. Enjoy creative dishes such as fusion tapas, sushi rolls, ceviche, carpaccio, pork belly steak and an array of sake cocktails. Open Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 3 pm, Mon-Thu 5- 9 pm, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm. Happy Hour 11:30 am - 6:30 pm with discounts on drinks and sushi. Asian, Japanese, Small Plates VENDETTA 4306 N Williams - 288-1085 Bar, Pub Grub THE WAYPOST 3120 N Williams - 367-3182 TheWaypost.com SARAVEZA American 1004 N Killingsworth 206-4252 PIZZA A GO GO Pizza Bottle Shop, Pasty Tavern 3240 N Williams - 335-0300 SUNLAN LIGHTING MEXTIZA 2103 N Killingsworth 289-3709 �POR QU� NO? 3524 N Mississippi 467-4149 Mexican/latin MIHO IZAKAYA 4057 N Interstate 719-6152 mihopdx.com Mexican Japanese, Asian, Bar, Small Plates PORTLAND'S CULINARY WORKSHOP MINT/820 816 N Russell - 284-5518 Bar, Haute Cuisine 807 N Russell - 512-0447 Cooking School We provide cooking classes for the masses! No matter your skill set, we deliver hands on classes for the food enthusiast in a relaxed environment 3901 N Mississippi 281-0453 sunlanlighting.com Let Kay, the Lightbulb lady, help you with all of your lighting needs! Sunlan features a mind-boggling number of hard to find bulbs for your office and home, and she is happy to assist you in finding the perfect one. Cafe, Tavern, Venue Open 10-10pm Weekdays 10-11pm Weekends *HAPPY HOUR 4pm-7pm* -Cozy atmosphere -Full bar -House made Pot Pies -Live Music -Outdoor Garden Patio -Trivia Wednesdays 8pm10pm -Weekend Brunch -Closed Mondays WHAT'S THE SCOOP Ice Cream 3540 N Williams - 971-2661787 WHITE EAGLE 836 N Russell - 282-6810 Brewpub, American, Burgers, Music Venue TASTY & SONS 3808 N Williams 621-1400 YORGO'S GREELEY AVENUE BAR & GRILL 5421 N Greeley - 283-0676 greeleyavenue.com Breakfast/Brunch, Tapas Bar, American October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 51 52 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 ORTHWEST PORTLAND, 1891. Ascious Whitmore Phelps stood in the grand solarium of his Nob Hill manse, an honorary sash awarded to him by the Duke of Manchuria stretching across his noteworthy belly. He dispiritedly nibbled on a bowl of freshly shelled peas, having been given the order by his doctor to consume a purely vegetarian diet after a Lithia water binge had nearly crippled his digestive tract. He was morose, standing in a home well-stocked with all manner of aged beef, smoked fish, and chilled emerald bottles of silken imported champagne--all of it off limits to him. It had been a week since he had begun the diet, and while he could now countenance a burp without fear of soiling the other end of his clothing, the walls of his world were quickly closing in. A celebrated gourmand since birth-- legendary in his own family for nursing seven hours at a stretch--to deny him a table groaning beneath crown roasts, plump braids of sausage, and barrels of his beloved caraway mackerel, was to cut him off at the ankles. He schemed, he created fictions of nutritional shock and collapse, and he devised wicked interior plans to slice into a boiled Weisswurst, drag it through mustard, and take the bite that he knew would lead to 1,000 more. In his madness, his train of thought could not move from one idea to another without derailing into a side of roast mutton. "I must go for a walk," he thought to himself. "I must escape this chamber of temptation and clear my head in the improving oxygen of the Skyline trail." It was a suggestion the nutritional psychologist at the hospital had made for him, as it would keep him out of restaurants and exercise his gout-stiffened extremities. Up he strode into the hills, along the side of Cornell Road, a sweating, pea-eating, red-faced spectacle in his dark wool suit and regal ornamentation. He had great physical fortitude when his mind was set, and moreover an incredible stubbornness--once determined, no gauntlet of reasoned opinion could sway him from his purpose. He would walk until the heavens descended and consumed the earth, and that was all there was to be said on the matter. Soon he had risen to the intersection at Skyline Boulevard, and, in a break in the trees, he saw a vision. It was of a little wooden cabin, glowing from within, with a tuft of smoke gently curling from the chimney. In went man after man, arm in arm. He stood for some minutes, watching as they went in, watching others come out, also arm in arm, now in song, their faces ruddy with drink and satiety. As the door opened, he could hear a simple orchestra of banjo and ukulele--the low-class common hall music of the time--and the faint aroma of red meat sizzling on a wood fire grew stronger. It was too much for him, this specter of forbidden CONTINUED ON PG. 55 October 10, 2012 The The Mercury Eat Drink Guide 53 1 October 11, 2012 Mercury 's's Eat && Drink Guide 54 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 53 pleasures, and all his resolve fell away. The warm, thick air enveloped him as he let himself through the door, which swung silently on its hinges. Inside a sturdy, buxom woman--much like his mother--merrily shooed him to a table set for one, her hands heavy with six steins of chilled steam ale, which she set before him before pecking him on the cheek. Elated at this, he tucked the folded cloth napkin into his collar, and soon a large silver tray towering with hot, fresh-cooked hamburger sandwiches was set before him. He ate with abandon, consuming each burger in three bites, the juices running down his wrist as he shoved handfuls of crisp, French-fried potatoes into his mouth. When this tray was done another arrived, and then another, and then a new round of ale. As he slowed, an entire Virginia cream pie was set before him with a single spoon, which he ate while the check arrived. It was a curious thing, a simple slip of paper with the sum, stamped in fat red letters, reading only, "$1,000." He happily paid it, for he had had the feast of his life. The men who dined and sang around him cheered and called his name, at first in solidarity, and then with a strange worry that he was leaving, as he strode out. As he crossed the threshold of the silent door, a pain like an anglerfish seizing his heart in its hellish maw froze him in place and he toppled over, collapsing through the planks of the wooden porch into the dirt below. No more thoughts came to him. 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In addition to serving as the home to Portland's internationally acclaimed dance company, BodyVox, the Dance Center offers dance classes in a multidisciplinary range of styles for all ages and abilities. CAMELLIA LOUNGE AT THE TEA ZONE 510 NW 11th - 221-2130 322 NW Everett - 226-1569 Tea House, Lounge EMBERS CAPTURED BY PORCHES 110 NW Broadway 222-3082 Gay Bar, Club 5909 NW Saint Helens 757-8359 capturedbyporches.com ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA 622 NW 23rd - 227-5423 BOILER ROOM 228 NW Davis - 227-5441 Lounge, Burgers Open from 2 pm to 2:30 am 7 days a week. Comfort food and fresh cocktails in a casual environment. Happy hour 2pm - 6pm every day! Amazing $5.00 burgers served til 2am! Sopranos, Revenge From Mars and Starwars pinball games. BAMBOO SUSHI 836 NW 23rd Sushi BAR DUE Bar, Club, Small Plates Downtown Portland's hottest, hippest and funkiest karaoke bar rocking the mic 7 nights a week. Huge song selection, killer sound system, pool table, photobooth, pacman and outside seating.They also host the longest running open-mic comedy in the Pacific NW on Monday nights from 9p-11p.Open TuesdaySaturday 7p-2:30a. Sunday & Monday 8p-2:30a. www. boilerroomportland.com Beer Captured by Porches Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated craft brewery located in the Old Town district of St. Helens. Our two Portland beer buses are located in St. Johns and on SE Division. We offer growler refills and pints. Happy Hour is all day on Thursday with $3.00 pints $8.00 growler fills. Some of our offerings include the CbP Lager, Red Rye Ale, Invasive Species IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale, varying seasonal selections, and if you're lucky one of our kombuchas! Pizza FALAFEL HOUSE AT SLABTOWN 1033 NW 16th - 971-2291455 falafel Step into Portland's least pretentious bar; pull up a vinyl bar stool and enjoy a delicious, authentic falafel sandwich or vegan gyro. Warm up with some lentil soup, or cool down with a crunchy fattoush salad. Everything is made from scratch, from the pita to the vegan tzatziki; from the falafel to the juicy seitan gyro. CASA DEL MATADOR 1438 NW 23rd - 228-2855 FRATELLI Bar, Italian Bar, Mexican/Latin 1230 NW Hoyt - 241-8800 1230 NW Hoyt - 241-8800 Pizza, Italian, Small plates BOWERY BAGELS Bagels, deli BAR MINGO Italian 811 NW 21st - 226-4646 310 NW broadway - 2276674 Bowery Bagels are baked by a small team of dedicated professionals and bagel fanatics in Northwest Portland, using locally milled grains. We hope you enjoy eating them as much as we do making them. Also serving breakfast and lunch specialties, along with Stumptown coffee. 7am-2pm, seven days a week. bridgeport brewery and bakery CHOP BUTCHERY AND CHARCUTERIE Meat 735 NW 21st - 221-3012 FULLER'S 136 NW 9th - 222-5608 BASTA COOL MOON ICE CREAM 1105 NW Johnson 224-2021 410 NW 21st - 274-1572 bastastrattoria.com Italian Basta uses local organic produce, meats, forest ingredients as well as fish. All of the pastas as well as sausages, pancetta, breads, desserts and infusions are made in house. Happy Hour from 5pm to close Hours: Mon-Thurs Ice Cream COUTURE ULTRA LOUNGE/CBURGER 28 NW 4th - 206-8866 Bar, American, Burgers CUPCAKE JONES Cupcakes 5p-11p Fri-Sat 5p-11:30p, Sun 5p-10:30p BRIDGEPORT BREWPUB & BAKERY 1313 NW Marshall 241-3612 307 NW 10th - 222-4404 Coffeeshop, diner Fuller's coffee shop has been Portland's favorite traditional American breakfast and lunch spot since 1947. We offer classics such as rich and creamy omlettes, hot cake sandwiches, country fried steak, monte cristo sandwiches and corned beef and hash. Come pull up a seat at Fuller's diner and enjoy! Open 6 am - 3 pm Mon-Fri, 7 am - 2 pm Sat, and 8 am - 2 pm Sun. GIORGIO'S Italian THE BENT BRICK 1639 NW Marshall 688-1655 Bar, American Brewpub, bakery, pizza, sandwiches DAILY CAFE IN THE PEARL 902 NW 13th - 242-1916 1131 NW Hoyt - 221-1888 Soup/Sandwich, Cafe October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 57 58 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 GROUND KONTROL Bar, Club 511 NW Couch - 796-9364 groundkontrol.com Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st century with 100 of the most popular video games and pinball tables in a futuristic two-story space. Enjoy food and alcohol nightly, along with recurring events such as Rock Band Tuesdays and two monthly Free Play Parties! lunch & dinner The Latin-Fusion menu at Isabel Pearl reflects the many influences that Chef Isabel Cruz has had in her life. From South American & Mexican to Japanese & Thai, the flavors complement each other, and they co-exist in vibrant, flavorful dishes. Perfect for dinner, a business lunch, or our famous breakfast, which is served 8-3 every day. scratch, old school memorabilia, cool arcade games, photobooth and a killer patio. Happy Hour 8p-10p with amazing tang and kool aid specials! Late night eats served until 5am! Open Wed-Saturday 8p-5a. www. jonesbarportland.com LITTLE BIG BURGER 122 NW 10th - 274-9008 Burgers, Fries LOVE VIA CREPES Japanese crepes, Ice Cream 1019 NW 23rd - 688-5570 KENNY & ZUKE'S BAGELWORKS 2376 NW Thurman 954-1737 LOW BROW LOUNGE 1036 NW Hoyt - 226-0200 Bar, Pub Grub GYPSY RESTAURANT AND VELVET LOUNGE 625 NW 21st - 796-1859 IVORIES JAZZ LOUNGE & RESTAURANT 1435 NW Flanders - 2416514 Ivoriesjazz.com Deli, Soup and/or Sandwich THE MATADOR KETTLEMAN BAGEL COMPANY 2314 NW Lovejoy 295-2314 1967 W Burnside 222-5822 thematadorbar.com Bar, Pub Grub Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub American, Northwest Bakery, Bagels HAMBURGER MARY'S Burgers, Bar JAMISON 900 nw 11th - 972-3330 KORNBLATT'S DELI 628 NW 23rd - 242-0055 Here is the glamour and gore of the bullring, the wild gamble with death, the glory of wine and women-woven into a bar rich with color and adventure. 19 NW 5th - 688-1200 New American Family Style Cafe, Deli MELT 716 NW 21st - 295-4944 JONES BAR HOTLIPS PIZZA Pizza, Beer, Wine 721 NW 9th - 595-2342 107 NE Couch - 971 -2717178 Dance Club LAUGHING PLANET 721 NW 9th - 505-5020 922 NW 21st - 445-1319 Soup and/or Sandwich, Bar MUU-MUU'S ISABEL PEARL 330 NW 12th - 222-4333 www.isabelscantina.com/ isabel-pearl.php healthy delicious breakfast, Portland's hottest new danceclub and diner featuring all 80s/90s music, local & national DJ's, handcrafted cocktails, pub and breakfast faire made from Burritos, Bowls, Northwest, Vegetarian/Vegan 612 NW 21st - 223-8169 Bar, American, Asian, Fusion LE HAPPY 1011 NW 16th - 226-1258 NORTH 45 Bar, French, Haute Cuisine, Dessert 517 NW 21st - 248-6317 Bar, American, Seafood FOOD, BOOZE, GAMES. CLASSIC GAMES, FULL BAR AND KITCHEN, NIGHTLY SPECIALS, MANY VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS. October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 59 60 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 OLYMPIC PROVISIONS PARISH, THE 1632 NW Thurman 894-8136 olympicprovisions.com 231 NW 11th Ave - 2272421 PINTS BREWING 412 NW 5th - 564-2739 SMOKEHOUSE 21 413 NW 21st 971-373-8990 smokehouse21.com New Orleans oyster bar Brewpub, Coffee shop PIZZA OASIS 2241 W Burnside 228-5260 American Charcuterie, Sandwiches 1134 NW Everett 241-1600 PARK KITCHEN Barbecue/Southern 422 NW 8th - 223-7275 OVEN AND SHAKER Bar, Pizza American, Seafood, Northwest, Haute Cuisine, Fusion Pizza SOMEDAY LOUNGE 125 NW 5th - 248-1030 PATANEGRA Tapas, Spanish POPE HOUSE BOURBON LOUNGE Bar, American Bar, Club 1818 NW 23rd Pl - 227-7282 2075 NW Glisan - 222-1056 TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS PERLA PALEY'S PLACE 1204 NW 21st - 243-2403 Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine THE PEOPLE'S SANDWICH OF PORTLAND Sandwiches PRASAD 925 NW Davis - 224-3993 53 NW 1st - 222-0525 Vegetarian/Vegan, Soup and/or Sandwich PAPA HAYDN 701 NW 23rd - 228-7317 American, Dessert PEPINO'S Mexican RISTRETTO ROASTERS Cafe PARAGON, THE 914 NW 23rd - 226-9600 pepinos.org Come enjoy a great meal while admiring the colorful, fun atmosphere. Great outdoor patio on Hawthorne to enjoy the sun and some cool drinks. We hand-make everything fresh, daily. We compost upwards of 80% of our refuse, making us one of the more earth-friendly restaurants around. 2181 NW Nicolai - 503-2272866 1309 NW Hoyt - 833-5060 Contemporary American Bistro Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredientdriven, honest food, craft beers, unique cocktails and eclectic wines. Anchored in the heart of the Pearl, Paragon offers a casual and approachable experience with a hint of nostalgia that both roots you to the present and takes you back to the familiar. SALT & STRAW Ice Cream 836 NW 23rd - 971-2718168 922 NW Davis A fixture in the vegan community since 2006, Taqueria Los Gorditos also offers authentic Mexican food for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The family-owned and operated business has two Southeast Portland locations: the restaurant at 1212 SE Division and the original food cart at 50th and Division. Their newly opened, third location is located at 922 NW Davis St. TUBE 18 NW 3rd - 241-8823 SLABTOWN Bar, Vegetarian/Vegan 1033 NW 16th - 223-0099 Bar, Burgers, Pub Grub, Pizza YUR'S BAR & GRILL 717 NE 16th - 224-0160 Bar October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 61 The Original Hangover Elixir Weekend Brunch at The Original Dinerant originaldinerant.com 300 Sw 6th avenue, portland oregon 97204 � 503.546.2666 62 original_dinerant_mercury_E&D_ad_Fall_2012.indd The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 1 9/28/12 1:30 PM OUTHWEST PORTLAND 1991. Chef Thomas Keller was on a grand West Coast road trip, scouting locations for a new kind of restaurant he'd been putting together in his head for over a decade. Stints in New York and Los Angeles had frustrated him, and he needed a fresh, new, virgin landscape in which to concen- trate on his craft and establish his name. The California wine country seemed promising, but he'd also heard great things about the vineyards up in Oregon, and the abundance of local, seasonal agriculture and wildlife. As he nosed his car--a robin's egg blue 1988 Maxima, a model that he had CONTINUED ON PG. 65 October 11, 2012 Mercury 's's Eat && Drink Guide October 10, 2012 The The Mercury Eat Drink Guide 63 1 G LUTE N F RE E & VE GA N SWE E T S HANDMADE I N PORT LAN D Available at PSU Farmers Market, by order, and at many local retailers including New Seasons & Stumptown! Our first retail location opening January 2013! 610 SW 12th Ave. Petuniaspiesandpastries.com 971.275.7009 64 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 63 only allowed himself to buy upon Nissan's inclusion of automatic shoulder belts--up Interstate 5, through the lush, weeping hills of Grants Pass, he allowed himself the rare treat of driving to music. It was cinematic, the way the highway carved and swooped through the rough stone and dense, dripping evergreens, and this would be a seminal moment in his discovery of Oregon. He'd allow himself five minutes. He rummaged through the glove box for cassettes. Something by Steely Dan popped out first--ugh. He couldn't stand such reckless, undisciplined mayhem. So sloppy. So... unprofessional. Like a hippie frying a cat inside a piano. He made a mental note to mail it back to the ex he'd left in Pasadena, then after a little more rummaging, he found a mix he'd put together of Robert Fripp performing chromatic guitar scales in Bell Labs' anechoic chambers. There: flawless. Unassailable. It was technically perfect music, especially without the rest of King Crimson goofing around in the background. He held the tachometer at 2,000 and counted the mile markers to Portland. Unfamiliar with the area, he decided to park smack in the heart of the city and perform a critical assessment of the dining situation. He tried to exit the highway and cross the Burnside Bridge, but quickly found himself in Vancouver. A second attempt took him west across the Fremont Bridge, but soon he was shooting through the tunnel to Beaverton, which cost him another 20 minutes. Annoyed, he poked his way back to the 405, this time winding up on I-5 south passing the Ross Island Bridge. Becoming angry, he exited, turned around, crossed the river a few more times, got stuck waiting for a drawbridge at Hawthorne, and eventually made it to the heart of downtown, where a parade of transvestites playing brass instruments blocked the streets for a good 15 minutes. A lot of them had beards. Frustrated and dearly in need of a glass of water, he drove around Pioneer Courthouse Square looking for a place to pull over. Unfortunately, it was lunchtime, and the streets were a nightmare of double-parked delivery vans, construction work, and foul-mouthed jaywalkers. The parking signs were hard to decipher as well; did the perpendicular-to-the-sidewalk arrows apply to the space before or after the signs? Numerous parking enforcement officers--each with bizarrely large but firm buttocks--were prowling everywhere, and he was sure to get a ticket for the slightest infraction. After another hellish half hour of stop-and-go driving, his palm growing sweaty on the pewter Gravenstein apple shifter knob he'd inCONTINUED ON PG. 67 2 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 10, 2012 VIA TRIB UNALI LUNCH 11:30-3 MON-SAT HAPPY HOUR 4-6 & 10-CLOSE viatribunali.com DINNER NIGHTLY 36 SW 3rd Ave. 503.548.2917 October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 65 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF DEVELOPING OUR VERBAL ABILITIES Goose Hollow Inn 1927 SW Jefferson St 66 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 CONTINUED FROM PG. 65 stalled himself, he finally saw an old Dodge pickup pull out of a space on 3rd. He passed the spot and signaled to reverse, but an angry old man in a dirty jean jacket stood in the spot, glared at him, angrily gesticulated at his own mouth, then grew flustered and wandered off around a corner. Finally, Keller could get out of the car and refresh himself. He stood at the curb, pulled the crisp white shirt away from his sweaty back, and sighed. "You got a cigarette?" asked a 30-year-old ragamuffin with a dog. The dog had a tambourine for a collar, and also looked up at him quizzically. "I'm sorry, I don't smoke," Keller replied, taken aback by the question. He couldn't remember the last time this had happened. "Jesus," said the fellow, shaking his head and walking off. The dog looked back, shook its head, and then resumed following its master. Keller watched them go for a moment. "You got a cigarette?" He jerked around, surprised. This time it was a rotund and unshaven man in a denim jacket with banana-yellow leather sleeves. A little Chihuahuatype dog peeked out from inside the jacket. "I... I don't have any cigarettes," Keller said, growing slightly irritated. The man scowled, then shook his fannypack menacingly, as though it symbolized his scrotum. He pushed past on his way down the street. Keller winced, then turned to head somewhere else. There, facing him, was a middle-aged woman in a nice new parka, walking a handsome Samoyed. Its beautiful white coat had been freshly brushed, and she wore crisp, tasteful leather shoes. He felt as if she were about to apologize for what had just happened to him, and smiled at her. "You got a cigarette?" she asked. Baffled, he pretended to pat his pockets, but then realized that this pantomime must have looked as phony as it felt, so he guiltily said that he actually didn't smoke. "Well fuck YOU!" she muttered, walking off. The dog left a few white hairs on his black trouser leg as it brushed past. He got back in his car, rattled. He was thirsty, he was starving, he'd been trying to park for two hours, and he was shaken. He turned the music back on to clear his head. "There was that old building down in Napa," he thought to himself. "I could be there by midnight." He turned the engine over, pulled out, and an hour later, after getting lost in Goose Hollow and having made another trip to Vancouver, he was back on the highway, headed for California. (THE END) October 11, 2012 Mercury 's's Eat && Drink Guide October 10, 2012 The The Mercury Eat Drink Guide 67 3 GLASSES UP TO RESPONSIBLE DRINKING. TULLAMORE DEW IRISH WHISKEY�, 40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof) �2012 Imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York,NY. FACEBOOK.COM/TULLAMOREDEW portlandmercury.com/hump Photo by Michael J Demeo Tickets go on sale Tuesday October 2 at 6AM! 11/8 -- 11/11 at Cinema 21� 616 NW 21st Ave 68 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 AL-AMIR Lebanese 223 SW Stark - 274-0010 CORBETT FISH HOUSE 5901 SW Corbett 246-4434 GOOSE HOLLOW INN 1927 SW Jefferson 228-7010 JOLLY ROGER AT JOHN'S LANDING Bar, Pub Grub ASH STREET SALOON Bar, American, Seafood Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub 5627 SW Kelly - 246-5040 225 SW Ash St. - 226-0430 Bar, Club, Pub Grub 213 SW Broadway 295-1004 CRYSTAL HOTEL AND BALLROOM 1332 W Burnside 225-0047 BAILEY'S TAPROOM Beer Bar, Pub Grub Club, Pizza, Brewpub BERBATI'S PAN AND RESTAURANT 19 SW 2nd - 248-4579 DAN AND LOUIS OYSTER BAR Bar, Seafood 208 SW Ankeny - 227-5906 Greek, Bar DANTE'S BIJOU CAFE 1 SW 3rd - 226-6630 Goose Hollow is about developing community. Here, a diverse assortment of people mingle, paying homage to owner and former Mayor Bud Clark's declaration to "develop your verbal ability". The kitchen is lead by Marlys Mick, who brings her Foothill Broiler creativity to our tables. Organic juice cocktails encourage lingering on the maple-surrounded deck. KARAM LEBANESE CUISINE 316 SW Stark - 223-0830 Lebanese KELLS 112 SW 2nd - 227-4057 Bar, Pub Grub, English, Irish KELLY'S OLYMPIAN 426 SW Washington 228-3669 Bar, Club, Pizza 132 SW 3rd - 222-3187 Cafe, Diner, Breakfast Brunch DEPARTURE Modern Asian GRACIE'S/ DRIFTWOOD ROOM 729 SW 15th - 222-2171 Bar, American KENNY & ZUKE'S DELICATESSEN Deli 525 SW Morrison 802-5370 American 1038 SW Stark - 222-3354 BLITZ 99 W Sports Pub GR�NER Alpine 10935 SW 68th - 719-5157 blitzbarpdx.webs.com DRAGONWELL ASIAN BISTRO 537 SW 12th - 241-7163 LAUGHING PLANET 4405 SW Vermont 244-4254 laughingplanetcafe.com BLUEPLATE LUNCH COUNTER AND SODA FOUNTAIN 308 SW Washington 295-2583 Diner BUFFALO GAP 6835 SW Macadam 244-7111 Saloon, American, Music Venue CAPTAIN ANKENY'S WELL 50 SW 3rd - 223-1375 735 SW 1st - 224-0800 Dragonwellbistro.com Chinese Fine dining Chinese cuisine in a modern upscale atmosphere. Daily Happy Hour, homemade recipes passed down from generations such as the Xiao Long Bun and Dragonwell Shrimp, authentic Chinese desserts, full bar with specialty cocktails, local wine, exceptional sake, and premium Chinese tea.Fall Promotion: Free Custom Made Porcelain Tea Sets for frequent guests. H50 BISTRO & BAR 50 SW Morrison - 484-1415 Burritos, Bowls, Vegetarian/ Vegan American, Asian, Mexican/ Latin, Fusion, Bar LITTLE BIRD BISTRO 219 SW 6th - 688-5952 HEATHMAN RESTAURANT French 1001 SW Broadway 790-7752 LUCKY LABRADOR PUBLIC HOUSE 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. 244-2537 Bar, American, Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine, Fusion Brewpub Grub HIGGINS LUCKY SPOON FROZEN YOGURT 780 SW Jefferson 764-9039 1239 SW Broadway 222-9070 Bar, American, Burgers, Pizza E-SAN THAI CUISINE 133 SW 2nd - 223-4090 Bar, American, Seafood, Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine, Fusion Frozen Yogurt MAMA MIA TRATTORIA Italian, Dessert CASE STUDY COFFEE Cafe Asian, Thai 5347 NE Sandy - 477-8221 EAST INDIA COGRILL & BAR Bar, Indian HOTLIPS PIZZADOWNTOWN/CIVIC 1909 SW 6th (PSU) 224-0311 633 SW 19th - 517-9354 hotlipspizza.com 439 SW 2nd - 295-6464 821 SW 11th - 227-8815 MARATHON TAVERNA Bar, Pub Grub CASSIDY'S 1735 W Burnside - 224-1341 1331 SW Washington 223-0054 EAST SIDE DELI 1438 SW Park 243-3354 Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soda Bar, American, Seafood, Small Plates, Steak CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR Deli THE HOUSE OF RAMEN 1401 NW Naito Pkwy 499-6393 ELEMENT 223 SW Columbia 971-279-5757 thehouseoframen.com Sports Bar, Burgers 1135 SW Morrison 222-1288 Club, Restaurant, Lounge HUBER'S 411 SW 3rd - 228-5686 CHEERFUL BULLPEN 1730 SW Taylor - 222-3063 EL GAUCHO Bar, American Bar, American, Pub Grub 319 SW Broadway 227-8794 IMPERIAL CHEERFUL TORTOISE American, Seafood, Steak 410 SW Broadway - 2287222 1939 SW 6th - 224-3377 Bar, American, Pub Grub ELLA STREET SOCIAL CLUB INDIA HOUSE Indian 714 SW 20th Pl. - 227-0166 CLYDE COMMON European Style Tavern 1014 SW Stark - 228-3333 Bar, Small Plates, Soup and/or Sandwich 1038 SW Morrison 274-1017 JOE'S BURGERS Burgers, American 625 SW 4th - 248-5637 MARKET 200 SW Market - 248-0004 European/Northwest Cuisine Market takes classic European technique seriously, while making culinary statements with the best of the Northwest's bounty. Market-driven menus mean dishes change weekly, calling on Executive Chef Troy Furuta's fluid creativity. From grilled hanger steak with fingerling potato, roasted Anaheim peppers, Walla Walla onions & chimichurri, to roasted sturgeon, stewed enoki mushrooms, farm carrot, summer squash, basil & tomato butter; Market is seasonally spontaneous. October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 69 MASU SUSHI 406 SW 13th - 221-6278 Bar, Asian, Haute Cuisine, Japanese, Small Plates MIKA SUSHI 1425 SW 2nd - 222-0699 Japanese, Small Plates, Seafood MOTHER'S BISTRO AND BAR 212 SW Stark - 464-1122 vegan pastries that are sure to knock your socks off! We bake what you crave. Come enjoy the sweeter side of life! Available at PSU Farmers Market and many local retailers. Visit our website! Petunia's first retail location coming January 2013! 610 SW 12th Ave SCANDALS 1125 SW Stark - 227-5887 Gay Bar, Nightclub THIRST BISTRO AND WINE BAR 315 SW Montgomery 295-2747 SCOOTER MCQUADE'S Bar, American Northwest, Seasonal, Wine Bar 1321 SW Washington 248-4060 THIRSTY LION PUB & GRILL 71 SW 2nd - 222-2155 PICNIC HOUSE Bar, American, Slow cooked 1022 SW Morrison 227-5521 723 Southwest Salmon 227-0705 SHANGHAI TUNNEL 211 SW Ankeny - 2204001 Bar, American, Asian SHIGEZO 1005 SW Park - 688-5202 shigezo-pdx.com Pub, Burgers, Pizza, Salad/ Sandwich, Seafood THREE DEGREES Sandwiches, picnic fare MUCCA OSTERIA Italian 1510 SW Harbor Wy. - 2956166 PORTLAND CITY GRILL American, Haute Cuisine Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya 111 SW 5th - 450-0030 NEL CENTRO Bar, American, Burgers, Seafood, Asian, Steak SOHO ASIAN FUSION TUGBOAT BREWING COMPANY Brewpub, Pub Grub 525 SW Morrison 222-4900 711 SW Ankeny - 226-2508 1408 SW 6th - 484-1099 Italian, Haute Cuisine, French PORTO TERRA TUSCAN GRILL Bar, Italian 3500 SW River Parkway 719-4795 sohopdx.com URBAN FARMER Steakhouse 830 SW 6th - 944-1090 Bistro, Asian, Fusion 1914 W Burnside 894-9153 O'CONNORS VAULT 7850 SW Capitol Hwy 244-1690 SOI 9 THAI EATERY Thai Casual Dining RED COACH RESTAURANT American, Cafe VALENTINE'S OREGON WINES ON BROADWAY 515 SW Broadway - 2284655 615 SW Broadway 227-4840 232 SW Ankeny - 248-1600 Wine Shop RENNER'S GRILL & LOUNGE 7819 SW Capitol Hwy 246-9097 SOUTHPARK SEAFOOD GRILL & WINE BAR Bar, Music Venue, Small Plates VERDE COCINA 901 SW Salmon - 326-1300 THE ORIGINAL: A DINERANT Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean/Greek/Middle Eastern 6446 SW Capitol Hwy. 384-2327 Dive Bar Northwest, Farm to Fork, Mexican 300 SW 6th - 546-2666 American, Diner, Bar With an innovative menu of classic favorites in an atmosphere that's stylish, sophisticated and cool, The Original honors the past as it listens in on the pulse of Portland's adventurous and evolving tastes. RIALTO SPICY PICKLE 1220 SW 6th - 228-0413 529 SW 4th - 228-7605 Bar, Pub Grub American, Soup and/or Sandwich, Deli VERITABLE QUANDARY 1220 SW 1st - 227-7342 RINGLER'S PUB 1332 W Burnside 225-0627 STUMPTOWN COFFEE Coffee Shop Northwest, Breakfast/ Brunch, American, Seafood, Haute Cuisine Pub Grub 128 SW 3rd - 255-6194 1026 SW Stark - 224-9060 VIA TRIBUNALI Italian, Bar PADDY'S BAR & GRILL Bar, Irish, Pub Grub 627 SW Washington 228-1515 ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY 206 SW Morrison 796-2739 36 SW 3rd - 548-2917 viatribunali.com Via Tribunali is the latest NW addition to this Seattle based restaurant. Open seven nights a week, Via Tribunali serves up authentic, Neapolitan style pizza using fresh local ingredients and tomatoes imported from Naples. Featuring dark wood and cozy booths, this is a great place for famlies and small groups. SUKI'S BAR & GRILL 2401 SW 4th - 226-1181 65 SW Yamhill - 224-5626 Bar, American, Pub Grub, Brewpub PAZZO RISTORANTE Bar, Italian RUBY JEWEL Ice Cream 428 SW 12th - 971-2718895 PAZZORIA BAKERY & CAF� 621 SW Washington 228-1515 SAINT CUPCAKE GALORE 1138 SW Morrison 997-3674 Coffee Shop, Cafe, Bakery, Deli Cupcakes! SALVADOR MOLLY'S 1523 SW Sunset Blvd 293-1790 PETUNIA'S PIES Coming in January 2013 610 SW 12th - 971.275.7009 Bar, Asian Fusion, American Suki's is a dark and moody retro bar located below the Travel Lodge Hotel. Weekends, it's often populated by PSU students gettin' their drink on and singin' karaoke. If you're on a budget, this is the place to be. We offer great bar fare including burgers, sandwiches, breakfast all day, Asian specilties such as Korean Tacos, extended Happy Hour 4-8 and a $3.50 breakfast on the weekends VIRGINIA CAFE 820 SW 10th - 227-0033 Bar, American, Burgers, Sandwiches VOODOO DOUGHNUT Doughnuts! Pirate Cookin www.petuniaspiesandpastries.com Gluten free & vegan bakery, pastries, dessert, coffee, cocktails & wine, sandwiches, salads & small bites Petunia's bakes one-of-akind signature gluten free & SAUCEBOX TANDOOR INDIA KITCHEN Indian 22 SW 3rd - 241-4704 214 SW Broadway 241-3393 saucebox.com 406 SW Oak - 243-7777 XV 15 SW 2nd - 790-9090 Bar, Club, Caribbean Tapas Bar, Asian, Haute Cuisine 70 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide October 11, 2012 October 11, 2012 The Mercury's Eat & Drink Guide 71