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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.

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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’s Mercury’s Eat Eat & & Drink Drink Guide Guide 1 7

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SW/NW/ DOWNTOWN 808 GRINDS

SW 9th & Washington

Hawaiian

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.

DONUT-O-RAMA

SW 3rd & Ash - 960-6825

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.

THE DUMP TRUCK

SW Alder (betw 10th & 11th)

Dumplings

EL CUBO DE CUBA

SW 5th & Oak - 894 1525 SW 10th & Alder -

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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.

Mediterranean/Greek

ELMASRY EGYPTIAN FOOD CART

ALTENGARTZ BRATWURST SW 10th & Alder

German, Bratwurst SW 9th & Alder - 490-3387 SW 5th & Oak

BIG ASS SANDWICHES

SW 3rd & Ash - 803-0619

Big ass sandwiches

BRO-DOGS

SW 5th (Between Oak & Stark)

Hot Dogs

BRUNCHBOX SW 5th & Stark

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!

BUILT TO GRILL

SW 3rd & Washington 789-3767

Italian, Sandwiches/Pasta

DC VEGETARIAN

SW 3rd (betw Washington & Stark) - 317-4448

Vegetarian/Vegan, Soup/ Sandwich

SW 3rd & Washington 360-1251

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

EURODISH

SW 10th & Alder - 971-3443704

Polish

FIFTY LICKS

SE 43rd & Belmont - 954294-8868

Ice Cream!

THE FRYING SCOTSMAN

SW 9th & Alder - 706-3841

Fish & Chips

FUEGO DE LOTUS 3221 SE Division

Venezuelan Street Food

GIVE PIZZA A CHANCE

SW Stark Between 4th & 5th 333-4434

Pizza!

THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL

SW 10th & Washington

Soup and/or Sandwich

NIKKI & LEFTY’S

SW Stark (betw 2nd & 3rd)

Greek

KOI FUSION

827 SW 2nd 2010 W Burnside (Stadium Koi) Bridgeport Village - 7413 SW Bridgeport Rd (directly across from Regal Cinema box office)

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

KULA KART

SW 2nd & Stark

Filipino

NONG’S KHAO MAN GAI

SW 10th & Alder - 971-2553480

Thai

PLOY THAI

SW 5th & Oak - 267-0849

Thai

PORTLAND BBQ COMPANY SW 9th & Washington 724-9698

TAQUERIA VILLANUEVA

SW 3rd & Oak - 309-9334 SW 4th & Hall

Mexican

WE BE WEINERS SW 5th & Harrison PSU Parking Garage 260-0586

webeweiners.com

NORTHEAST/ NORTH BAGEL & BOX

4707 N Lombard Facebook.com/bagelandbox

Bagels, Fresh fruit, Bento

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.

THE BIG EGG

N Mississippi & Skidmore

Breakfast

CAPTURED BY PORCHES

BBQ

7316 N Lombard (Kruger’s Farm Market)

SAVOR SOUP HOUSE

FLAVOUR SPOT

1003 SW Alder - 750-5634

Soup/Sandwich

SAWASDEE THAI FOOD SW 9th & SW Alder 330-2037

Thai

SONNY BOWL

SW 3rd & Washington 459-8681

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.

THE SWAMP SHACK SW 5th & Stark

Cajun/Creole

N Lombard between Denver & Greeley N Mississippi & Fremont flavourspot.com

Waffle Sandwiches

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.

GO DOG

N Greeley & Killingsworth

Hot Dogs & Sausages

TÁBOR

THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL

Schnitzelwiches

Soup and/or Sandwich

SW 5th & Stark - 997-5467

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HOME PL8 SLIDERS

4784 North Lombard - 9675433

BBQ

HUNGRY HEARTS CUPCAKES

N Mississippi and Skidmore and mobile truck 702-496-9597 hungryheartcupcakes.com

Cupcakes!

KOI FUSION

N Skidmore & Mississippi

Korean Tacos & Burritos

MISS KATE’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN N Mississippi and Skidmore

Southern Cooking

PIZZA CONTADINO

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

WOLF + BEAR’S 3925 N Mississippi

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

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.

APRISA

2311 SE 8th - 505-9006

Mexican

ARTIGIANO

3302 SE Division 781-3040

FIFTY LICKS

SE 43rd & Belmont 954-294-8868 fifty-licks.com

Ice Cream!

Italian

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Breakfast/Brunch

Mexican

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Soup and/or Sandwich

Burgers

HERB’S MAC & CHEESE

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SE 32nd & Hawthorne

113 SE 28th - 206-7018

SE 43rd & Belmont

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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

3221 SE Division

DA-PRESSED COFFEE

Good Food Here Pod SE 43rd & Belmont 453-4879

Coffee

DIVINE CAFE

4262 SE Belmont

Vegetarian/Vegan

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.

EL GALLO TAQUERIA 4604 SE Woodstock - 4817537

Mexican

ETTA

SE 43rd & Belmont 234-6224

Burgers, salads, fries

KOI FUSION

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

KURE JUICE BAR SE 42nd & Hawthorne

Juice

LARDO

SE 43rd & Belmont

Sandwiches

MAMI COLL’S

SE 48th & Division

Latin American , Venezuelan

PDX671

3221 SE Division 971-570-0945

Pacific Northwest, Guamanian cuisine

THE PIE SPOT 3221 SE Division

Pie

POTATO CHAMPION! SE 12th & Hawthorne

Late night fry cart

PYRO PIZZA

SE 12th & Hawthorne 929-1404

Italian style wood-fired pizza

SIP JUICE CART

3029 SE 21st - 964-0820

SOK SAB BAI 1114 SE Clay

Cambodian

SOUTHWESTERN PIZZA COMPANY 4926 SE Division

Pizza

SWEET PEA’S BRULEE

SE 43rd & Belmont

Dessert

TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS

SE 50th Ave. & Division 875-2615

Mexican

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.

THESE GUYS BROOKLYN

3400 1/2 SE Milwaukie Smoked Meat Sandwiches, Wings

WHIFFIES FRIED PIES SE 12th & Hawthorne Fried Pies

WOLF + BEARS

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

YOLK

4804 SE Woodstock 568-0787 yolkpdx.com

Breakfast

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.

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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.)

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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

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Bar, Small Plates, Northwest

AALTO LOUNGE 3356 SE Belmont 235-6041

Lounge, Small Plates

ABBY’S TABLE

609 SE Ankeny - 828-7662

BAR OF THE GODS 4801 SE Hawthorne 232-2037 barofthegods.com

Bar, Mediterranean/Greek, Pub Grub

BEAR PAW INN

A welcoming neighborhood spot, Bare Bones Bar has you covered. Intimate booths, large tables and a gigantic bar make a great first date or group meeting destination. With a daily happy hour from 4-7(all day Monday!), enjoy custom cocktails and fresh homemade soups and sandwiches. Great food until late, veggie, vegan and gluten free available always.

2366 SE 82nd - 771-2962

Bar, American

ANGELO’S

4620 SE Hawthorne 231-0337

Bar

APIZZA SCHOLLS 4741 SE Hawthorne 233-1286

Pizza

2900 SE Belmont 206-6535

BARE BONES CAFE 2908 SE Belmont 719-7128

B-SIDE TAVERN

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

Bar, Pub Grub

BARLEY MILL PUB

ARLETA LIBRARY BAKERY & CAFE

5513 SE 72nd - 774-4470

Coffee Shop, Breakfast/ Brunch

ATE OH ATE

2454 E Burnside - 445-6101

Hawaiian

BAMBOO SUSHI

310 SE 28th - 232-5255

Sushi

632 E Burnside - 233-3113

BAR AVIGNON 2138 SE Division 517-0808 baravignon.com

1629 SE Hawthorne - 2311492

Bar, Pub Grub

BASEMENT PUB

European Inspired, Small Plates, Wine Bar

1028 SE 12th - 231-6068

BAR CARLO

BAY LEAF

6433 SE Foster - 771-1664 barcarlo.com

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.

3341 SE Belmont 595-0575

Japanese

2625 SE 21st Ave. Suite B 233-4100

ACCANTO

AGENDA

BEAKER AND FLASK 720 SE Washington 235-8180

BARE BONES BAR

Italian, Small Plates, Bar

BLITZ LADD

BARA SUSHI

Vegetarian/Vegan, Northwest, Natural Health 2838 SE Belmont 235-4900

French, Dutch and German. Gather together to cheer for your local team on a 114” HDTV!

Bar, Pub Grub

4768 SE Division- 232-7058

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

Lounge

3237 SE Milwaukie 239-9208

THE BEERMONGERS 1125 SE Division 234-6012

2239 SE 11th - 236-3592

Bar, American, Pub Grub

BLUE MONK

Bar, Italian, Northwest

BOCCI’S ON 7TH

1728 SE 7th - 234-1616

American, Sandwiches

BOKE BOWL

1028 SE Water - 719-5698

Ramen, Japanese

Microbar

BONFIRE LOUNGE

BELMONT’S INN

Bar, Pub Grub, International

3357 SE Belmont 232-1998

Bar, Pub Grub

BELMONT STATION/ BIER CAFE 4500 SE Stark - 232-8538

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

3131 SE 12th - 236-6761

German

BETE-LUKAS

2504 SE 50th - 477-8778

Ethiopian

BIRD DOG

3962 SE Hawthorne 206-6418

Hot Dogs

BIWA

215 SE 9th - 239-8830 biwarestuarant.com

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.

BLACK CAT PUB

8230 SE 13th - 235-3571

2821 SE Stark - 232-3704

BOXER SUSHI

1524 SE 24th - 971-8635

Sushi

BRIDGE CITY PIZZA 5412 SE Woodstock - 7774992

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.

BRIDGEPORT ALEHOUSE 3632 SE Hawthorne 233-6540

Bar, American, Brewpub

BRØDER CAFE

2508 SE Clinton - 736-3333

Scandinavian

BULA KAVA HOUSE

3115 SE Division - 477-7823 www.bulakavahouse.com

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

1028 SE Water - 894-9708

Sandwiches, Bar, Music

Bar, Pub Grub

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BUNK SANDWICHES

621 SE Morrison - 477-9515

Soup and/or Sandwich, Deli

BUSHWHACKER CIDER 1212-D SE Powell 445-0577

Cidery & Cider Bar

CALDERA PUBLIC HOUSE

6031 SE Stark - 233-8242

Bar, American, Italian, Northwest

CANTEEN

2816 SE Stark - 922-1858

Juice Bar, Cafe

CASA DEL MATADOR

2424 E Burnside - 719-5757

Tex-Mex

CASTAGNA/CAFE CASTAGNA 1752 SE Hawthorne 231-7373

Northwest, European, Haute Cuisine

CELLAR DOOR COFFEE

2001 SE 11th - 234-7155

Coffee Roasters

CHIANG MAI

3145 SE Hawthorne 234-6192

Thai

CIBO

3593 SE Division - 719-5377

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.

CHIXSTIX

2425 SE 26th 971-217-STIX

Yakitori

CIRCA 33

3348 SE Belmont 477-7682

Neighborhood bar, American, Brunch

CLARKLEWIS

1001 SE Water - 235-2294

COALITION BREWING 2724 SE Ankeny 894-8080

Pub and Brewery

COFFEE DIVISION 3551 SE Division - 4530190

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.

COMPOTE CAFE

2032 SE Clinton - 234-5689 compotepdx.com

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.

THE CONQUISTADOR 2045 SE Belmont 867-0833 facebook.com/pages/TheConquistador-Lounge

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!!!!!

COUNTRY CAT DINNER HOUSE

7937 SE Stark - 408-1414

Bar, American, Northwest, Brunch

CRAVIN RAVEN BAKERY

8339 SE 13th - 234-0603

Organic Bakery

CREMA BAKERY & CAFE

CUP AND SAUCER

DOUBLE DRAGON

Breakfast, Diner

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.

3566 SE Hawthorne 236-6001

DA HUI

6504 SE Foster - 477-7224

Hawaiian

DALE ANN’S LADD’S INN 1204 SE Clay - 235-7831

Bar, Pub Grub

DELTA CAFE

4607 SE Woodstock 771-3101

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..

DETOUR CAFE 3035 SE Division 234-7499

Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian, Diner

DEVIL’S POINT

5305 SE Foster - 774-4513

Strippers!

1235 SE Division 230-8340

DOUG FIR

830 E Burnside - 221-9663

Music Venue, American, Diner

DUFF’S GARAGE 1635 SE 7th 234-BEER

Bar, Club

DWARAKA

3962 SE Hawthorne 230-1120

Indian

EAST BURN

1800 E Burnside - 236-2876 theeastburn.com

Bar, Brunch, Lounge

EAST END

203 SE Grand - 232-0056

Bar, Music Venue

EAST SIDE DELI

DICK’S KITCHEN

4626 SE Hawthorne 236-7313

American, Burgers, Healthy

ELENI’S ESTIATORIO

DIG A PONY

Greek

3312 SE Belmont 235-0146

736 SE Grand 971-279-4409

Bar, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads

DINGOS

4612 SE Hawthorne 233-3996 dingosonline.com

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.

Big Fat Sandwiches 7712 SE 17th - 230-2165

EMILY’S TERIYAKI AND PHO 6036 SE Division 788-7327

Teriyaki, Pho

ENSO WINERY AND TASTING ROOM 1416 SE Stark - 683-3676

Winery

EVOE

3731 SE Hawthorne 232-1010

Sandwiches

FAR EAST

8201 SE Powell - 775-2373 fareastpdx.com

Farm-to-table, Northwest, Italian/French inspired

2728 SE Ankeny - 234-0206

CLINTON STREET PUB

CRICKET CAFE

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Neighborhood Bar

Diner, Breakfast/Brunch

Buffalo Wings

2516 SE Clinton - 236-7137

Coffee Shop, Cafe, Bakeries 3159 SE Belmont 235-9348

DOT’S CAFE

2521 SE Clinton - 235-0203

Bar, Diner

Korean

1708 E Burnside - 230-9464 portlandwings.com

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FIRKIN TAVERN

FUNHOUSE LOUNGE 2432 SE 11th - 841-6734

GLADSTONE STREET PIZZA

Bar

FOSTER BURGER

Bar

GENIES

Pizza

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

1937 SE 11th - 206-7552

5339 SE Foster - 775-2077

FRESH POT

3729 SE Hawthorne 232-8928

Coffee Shop

FUJIN

3549 SE Hawthorne 231-3753

Chinese

1101 SE Division - 445-9777

GEMINI LOUNGE

6526 SE Foster - 772-1117 geminiloungepdx.com

Cocktail Lounge

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.

GENOA

2832 SE Belmont 238-1464

Italian, Haute Cuisine

GIL’S SPEAKEASY TAVERN 609 1/2 SE Taylor 234-8991

Bar, Pub Grub

3813 SE Gladstone 775-1537

GOLD DUST MERIDIAN

3267 SE Hawthorne 239-1143 golddustmeridian.com

GRAND CENTRAL RESTAURANT AND BOWLING

808 SE Morrison - 236-2695

Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches

GREEN DRAGON

928 SE 9th - 517-0660

Bistro, Brewpub

HA & VL

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

GOODFOOT

1507 SE 39th - 233-7100

2845 SE Stark - 239-9292

Bar, Music Venue, American, Sandwiches, Burgers

Vietnamese, Soup & Sandwich

HAVANA WEST 1308 SE Morrison 232-1259 Bar, Burgers

HAMMY’S PIZZA

2114 SE Clinton - 235-1035

Pizza

HAWTHORNE HIDEAWAY

2221 SE Hawthorne 445-4600

Bar, American, Pub Grub

HAWTHORNE THEATRE & LOUNGE Club, Music Venue

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SAPPHIRE HOTEL 5008 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD www.thesapphirehotel.com

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HAZEL ROOM

3279 SE Hawthorne 756-7125 thehazelroom.com

THE HEDGE HOUSE 3412 SE Division 235-2215 lompocbrewing.com

Bar, American

HELIUM COMEDY CLUB 1510 SE 9th 888-643-8669

Comedy Club, Pizza, Sandwiches, Burgers

HODA’S

3401 SE Belmont 236-8325

Middle Eastern

HOKUSEI

4246 SE Belmont 971-279-2161 hokuseisushi.com Sushi

HOLMAN’S

15 SE 28th - 231-1093

Bar, Diner

HOLOCENE

1001 SE Morrison 239-7639

Club, Small Plates

HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY

HUNGRY TIGER TOO

American, Pizza, Brewpub

THE HUTCH ON HOLGATE

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.

HORSE BRASS PUB 4534 SE Belmont 232-2202

Bar, British

HOTLIPS PIZZAHAWTHORNE 2223 SE Hawthorne 234-9999 hotlipspizza.com hotlipssoda.com

213 SE 12th - 238-4321

Vegan, Diner, Comfort Food

4515 SE 41st - 774-1822

Bar, Pub Grub

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!

JADE LOUNGE

2342 SE Ankeny - 236-4998 Bar, Asian, Small Plates

JAM ON HAWTHORNE

2239 SE Hawthorne 234-4790

Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soda

Bar, Cafe, Breakfast/ Brunch

HUNG FAR LOW

2410 SE 82nd - 223-8686

JARRA’S/LANGANO LOUNGE

HUNGRY TIGER

Ethiopian, Lounge

Bar, Chinese

207 SE 12th - 238-4321

Bar, Pub Grub, Vegan

1435 SE Hawthorne 230-8990

JERUSALEM CAFE 3801 SE Belmont - 2067799

www.jerusalemcafe.com Meditteranean

JOLLY ROGER

1340 SE 12th - 232-8060

Bar, Pub Grub

JUNIORS CAFE

1742 SE 12th - 235-5474

Diner, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

KEN’S ARTISAN PIZZA

304 SE 28th - 517-9951

Pizza

KILLER BURGER

8728 SE 17th (and SE Linn) 503-841-5906 1525 SE 164th, WA 360-836-5275 360-836-5274

Hamburgers

LA BAMBA

4908 SE Powell - 445-6341

Mexican LA CALACA COMELONA

2304 SE Belmont 239-9675 lacalacacomelona.com

Bar, Mexican/Latin

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Happy Hour 6 pm 4 -6 1852 SE Hawthorne • 503-517-7770

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THE LAMP

3023 SE Milwaukie 234-7000

Bar

LE PIGEON

738 E Burnside - 546-8796

Haute Cuisine

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.

LITTLE T AMERICAN BAKER

LANDMARK SALOON

lionheartkombucha.com

4847 SE Division 894-8132

Neighborhood bar, Pub Grub

LARDO

1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd 234-7786

Sandwiches & Beer

LAUGHING PLANET 3320 SE Belmont 235-6472 4110 SE Woodstock 788-2921

2600 SE Division 238-3458

Bakery, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches

LION HEART KOMBUCHA

THE LOVECRAFT

421 SE Grand - 971-2707760

Horror Themed Bar

LUCE

2140 E Burnside - 236-7195

Italian

LUCKY DEVIL LOUNGE

633 SE Powell - 206-7350

Strippers!

Burritos, Bowls, Vegetarian/ Vegan

LUTZ TAVERN

LE BISTRO MONTAGE

Tavern

301 SE Morrison - 234-1324

Bar, Mac & Cheese, Seafood, Southern

4639 SE Woodstock 774-0353

MATCHBOX LOUNGE

MORRISON HOTEL

Lounge, Small Plates

Bar, Small Plates, Mediterranean, Spanish

3203 SE Division 234-7844

MEAT CHEESE BREAD

1406 SE Stark - 234-1700

Deli, Sandwiches

MI MERO MOLE 5026 SE Division 232-8226

Tacos de Guisado

MONTICELLO/ MONTI’S CAFE

8600 SE Stark - 256-8300

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.

719 SE Morrison - 236-7080

MUSIC MILLENNIUM

3158 E Burnside - 231-8926

Music

MT. TABOR THEATER 4811 SE Hawthorne 360-1450

Music Venue, Bar

MY FATHER’S PLACE 523 SE Grand - 235-5494

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

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NORTH BAR

NUESTRA COCINA

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

5008 SE Division 546-9973

NOSH ON SEVENTH

2030 SE 7th - 239-6674 noshonseventh.com Sandwiches, Soups, salads, sweets and caffeine.

NOSTRANA

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.

OTTO

PAPA G’S

Deli, Vegetarian/Vegan, International

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.

Chinese, Seafood

OUI PRESSE

OLYMPIC PROVISIONS

Coffee Shop

2135 SE Division 232-2135

OAKS BOTTOM PUBLIC HOUSE

1621 SE Bybee - 459-4988

Bar, Brewpub, American

OASIS CAFE

3701 SE Hawthorne 231-0901

Pizza

OBLIQUE COFFEE ROASTERS

3039 SE Stark - 228-7883

Cafe

THE OBSERVATORY 8115 SE Stark - 445-6284

Bar, American, Northwest, Burgers 3016 SE 82nd - 771-2299

107 SE Washington 954-3663 olympicprovisions.com

American Charcuterie, Sandwiches

1852 SE Hawthorne 517-7770 www.ottopdx.com

1740 SE Hawthorne 384-2160

PACIFIC PIE COMPANY

1520 SE 7th - 381-6157

Pies

2314 SE Division 235-0244 papagees.com

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.

PIED COW COFFEEHOUSE 3244 SE Belmont 230-4866

Bar, Coffee Shop/Tea, Small Plates

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PINE STATE BISCUITS

as well as your eyes as you view Montavilla’s finest from one way mirrored windows.

PRESENTS OF MIND

REEL ‘M’ INN Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

ROTTURE

ROADRUNNER CAFE

Bar, Club, Pizza

POK POK

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.

Thai

PRODUCE ROW CAFE

3633 SE Hawthorne - 2307740

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 3226 SE Division 232-1387

204 SE Oak - 232-8355 producerowcafe.com

¿POR QUE NO?

Bar, American

4635 SE Hawthorne 954-3138

Small Plates, Mexican

PORTOBELLO VEGAN TRATTORIA 1125 SE Division 754-5993 portobellopdx.com

Vegetarian/Vegan, Italian, Dessert

Produce Row Café 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

2430 SE Division 231-3880

3570 SE Division Grand opening April 21. Breakfast Fri-Sun 9 am-3 pm

ROBO TACO

607 SE Morrison - 232-3707

Mexican ROE

3113 SE Division (in the back) - 232-1556

Seafood

RONTOMS

600 E Burnside - 236-4536

Bar, American, Small Plates, Sandwiches

ROSCOE’S

8105 SE Stark - 255-0049

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

315 SE 3rd - 234-5683

THE RUM CLUB

720 NE Sandy - 467-2469

Cocktails

SAINT CUPCAKE DELUXE 3300 SE Belmont 997-3674

Cupcakes!

SAPPHIRE HOTEL 5008 SE Hawthorne 232-6333 thesapphirehotel.com

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

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SAVOY TAVERN & BISTRO

SLAPPY CAKES

Bar, Midwestern, American

Pancakes!, Breakfast/ Brunch, Sandwiches

2500 SE Clinton - 808-9999

SHAKER & VINE

4246 SE Belmont 477-4805

2929 SE Powell - 231-8466

SLINGSHOT LOUNGE

THE SIDE DOOR

Bar, Brunch, Burgers, Northwest

Wine

425 SE Washington 233-8553

Bar, American, Pub Grub, Soup and/or Sandwich

SIDE STREET TAVERN

828 SE 34th - 236-7999

Bar, American, Pub Grub

5532 SE Center - 445-6649

SLOW BAR

533 SE Grand - 230-7767

Bar, American, Burgers, Northwest

SOUND GROUNDS 3701 SE Belmont 234-0915

SIMPATICA DINING HALL & CATERING

SPACE ROOM

American, Northwest

Bar, Pub Grub, Diner

828 SE Ash - 679-7807

4800 SE Hawthorne 235-8303

SIZZLE PIE

ST. JACK

Pizza!

French, Cafe, Cocktails, Wine/Beer, Patisserie

624 E Burnside - 234-PIES

THE SLAMMER

500 SE 8th - 232-6504

Bar, Pub Grub

STARK NAKED PIZZA

SWEETNESS BAKERY AND CAFE

Pizza

Bakery and Cafe

2835 SE Stark - 459-4490

STARKY’S

2913 SE Stark - 230-7980

SWEETPEA BAKING COMPANY

Bar, American

1205 SE Stark - 477-5916

STUMPTOWN COFFEE

TANKER

4525 SE Division-230-7702 3356 SE Belmont-232-8889 3352 SE Belmont- 467-4123

Coffee Shop

SUBROSA

2601 SE Clinton - 233-1955

Neighborhood Italian

SUNSHINE TAVERN 3111 SE Division 688-1750

Bar, Clubhouse, Pub Grub

2039 SE Clinton - 360-1281

SUZETTE CREPERIE

STAR BAR

French, Creperie

639 SE Morrison 232-5553 star-bar-rocks.com

3524 SE 52nd - 314-1392

3342 SE Belmont 473-8657 suzettepdx.com

Vegan Bakery

4825 SE Hawthorne 445-4634

Bar, Pub Grub

TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS 1212 SE Division 445-6289 losgorditospdx.com

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.

TANUKI

8029 SE Stark Japanese Izakaya/Drinking Food

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purveyors of fine craft beer and southern cuisine

8105 SE Stark St. • 503.255.0049 HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 2:00 pm - 2:30 am Saturday & Sunday: 12:01 pm - 2:30 am

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

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TASTEBUD PIZZA

3220 SE Milwaukie - 2340330

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.

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

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

TOWNSHEND’S TEA

TRUE BREW

WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE

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.

TRIPLE NICKEL

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

3370 SE Milwaukie 231-9992 truebrewcoffeehouse.com

Coffee House

UGLY MUG CAFE

8017 SE 13th - 230-2010 uglymugpdx.com

Coffeehouse

VEGE THAI

3274 SE Hawthorne 234-2171

Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan

VICTORY WINE BAR 3652 SE Division 236-8755

Bar, Haute Cuisine, Small Plates

VINDAHLO

2038 SE Clinton - 467-4550

Indian

3113 SE Division- 236-0205

Ramen, Japanese

3131 SE Division 232-0102

Bar, Asian, Thai

WILD ABANDON 2411 SE Belmont 232-4458

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

ZACH’S SHACK

Lounge

Hot Dogs!

7907 SE Stark - 262-0696

4611 SE Hawthorne 233-4616

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NAMASTE INDIAN CUISINE All you can eat buffet Dine In or Carryout

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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 crème fraiche Eat Oregon First grilled broccoli with lemon, anchovy and chili meyer lemon pudding cake candied pistachio, chantilly vanilla bean crème brûlée 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 crème 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

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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 April11, 19,2012 2012 The TheMercury’s Mercury’sEat Eat&&Drink DrinkGuide Guide 35 1

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“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. (THE END) 2 The Mercury’s Eat & Drink Guide April 19, 2012

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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.

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

ALLEYWAY CAFE & BAR

2415 NE Alberta - 287-7760

Bar, Burgers, Pub Grub

AUTENTICA Mexican

1733 NE Alberta - 287-2400

Asian Fusion

BACK TO EDEN BAKERY BOUTIQUE

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!

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Coffee Shop

BAR LOLO

2940 NE Alberta 288-3400 barlolo.com

Bar, Small plates

BEECH ST. PARLOR

412 NE Beech - 946-8184

Neighborhood bar

BELLA FACCIA PIZZERIA

2934 NE Alberta - 282-0600 bellafacciapizzeria.com

3345 NE Broadway 284-2825

BRICKHOUSE PIZZERIA

6744 NE Sandy - 459-4469 www.brickhousepdx.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!

CHOPSTICKS EXPRESS

2651 E Burnside - 234-6171

Chinese, Karaoke Bar

CITY STATE DINER 128 NE 28th - 517-0347

Diner

2715 NE Alberta - 493-4430

Neighborhood Bar

BLACK CAT CAFE 1203 NE Alberta 287-5908

Cafe, Sandwiches

BLACK SHEEP BAKERY & CAFE

523 NE 19th - 517-5762

Coffee Shop, Cafe, Soup and/or Sandwich, Bakery, Vegetarian/Vegan

D’S BAR

6732 NE Sandy 281-1276

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!

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5519 NE 30th - 946-8592

Bar, Italian

Cornmeal Crust Pizza

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.

BINKS

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.

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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.

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Bar, Pub Grub

2035 NE Glisan - 235-5690

Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

2338 NE Alberta - 208-3483 cruzroom.com

CLUB 21

Pizza

118 NE 28th - 235-2794 beulahlandpdx.com

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COCOTTE

2930 NE Killingsworth 227-2669

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.

2727 NE Glisan - 239-4444

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

4936 NE Fremont - 4778482 www.eclectickitchenpdx.com

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.

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EXTRACTO COFFEEHOUSE

2921 NE Killingsworth 281-1764 1465 Ste. B NE Prescott 284-1380

Coffee Shop, Cafe

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

3443 NE 57th 894-8973 portlandwings.com

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FIREHOUSE

711 NE Dekum - 954-1702 firehousepdx.com

Seafood, Italian, Northwest, Pizza, Dessert

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.

FRANK’S NOODLE HOUSE 822 NE Broadway 288-1007

Chinese

GOLDRUSH COFFEE BAR 2601 NE MLK - 460-6657

Coffee Shop

GOOD NEIGHBOR PIZZERIA

800 NE Dekum - 285-7400

goodneighborpizzeria. com Bar, Pizza

GRAIN AND GRISTLE 1473 NE Prescott 298-5007 grainandgristle.com

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!

GRENDEL’S COFFEE HOUSE 729 E Burnside - 595-9550 grendelscoffee.com

Coffee House

HALE PELE

2733 NE Broadway 427-8454

Tiki Bar

THE HILT

1934 NE Alberta 971-255-1793

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.

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. Thursday Night Trivia.

HOTLIPS PIZZA

5440 NE 33rd - 445-1020 hotlipspizza.com

Pizza, Beer, Wine

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535 NE Columbia-283-3900

Lounge, Karaoke Bar

THE HUTCH

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!

KATIE O’BRIEN’S

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

THE KNOW

2026 NE Alberta - 473-8729

Bar, Club, Pub Grub

LAURELHURST MARKET BUTCHER SHOP & RESTAURANT

LAURELTHIRST PUBLIC HOUSE

Vegetarian/Vegan, Northwest

2958 NE Glisan - 232-1504

3033 NE Alberta - 288-5883

Bar, Comfort Food

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Haute Cuisine, Small Plates

5115 NE Sandy 282-0622

Brewpub, American, Burgers

LONESOME’S PIZZA 523 NE 19th - 234-0114

Pizza

LORENA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 4160 NE Sandy - 284-6327

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!

MAD GREEK DELI

1740 E Burnside - 232-0274

Cafe, Burgers, Deli, Greek

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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!

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Steak, Northwest, Deli, Bar

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2809 NE Sandy 234-8573

American, Bar

NAMASTE

2204 NE Alberta - 548-4491

Brewpub, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

MOON & SIXPENCE 2014 NE 42nd - 288-7802

Bar, Soup and/or Sandwich, British Pub Grub

10 NE 28th - 232-3555

NED LUDD

3925 NE MLK - 288-6900

Northwest, American Craft Kitchen

OLD TOWN PIZZA/ OLD TOWN BREWING CO. 5201 NE MLK - 200-5988

Pizza, Brewpub

PINE STATE BISCUITS

2204 NE Alberta - 477-6605

Breakfast/Brunch, Sandwiches

PODNAH’S PIT BBQ 1625 NE Killingsworth 281-3700

BBQ/Southern

RANDOM ORDER COFFEEHOUSE AND BAKERY 1800 NE Alberta 971-340-6995

Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cafe

RED ROOM

2530 NE 82nd - 256-3399

Burgers, Pizza

RISTRETTO ROASTERS

3520 NE 42nd - 284-6767

Coffee Shop, Cafe

ROSE & THISTLE PUB 2314 NE Broadway 287-8582

Bar, Pub Grub

17 taps, 14 bottles, full bar and food that sticks to all your bones. Our back yard patio has a heated covered area. All televised Timbers and Blazers games. We punk out with our junk out.

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SALT AND STRAW SCOOP SHOP

SKYLINE BURGERS ON BROADWAY

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American, Diner

2035 NE Alberta 208-3867

SECRET SOCIETY

116 NE Russell - 493-3600

Small Plates, Lounge

SHANDONG

3724 NE Broadway 287-0331 shandongportland.com

Chinese Shandong is what a Chinese restaurant should be in Portland - a fresh look at classic dishes. We use the freshest ingredients possible, cook to order and make our own noodles. We don’t use canned or dehydrated vegetables and are proud of our homemade appetizers which most restaurants use frozen from the store. We also cater to families, vegetarians, and gluten-free diets. Open for lunch 11:00 - 2:30, Dinner 4:00 - 9:30. Happy Hour specials 4:00 - 6:00

2200 NE Broadway 808-1553

SLOWBURGER

2329 NE Glisan In the Ocean building.

The new Micro restaurant from the folks who brought you Slow Bar featuring their famous burgers now in a family friendly environment. 11am - 11pm 7 days a week. Hit slowburger.net for more info.

THE STANDARD

TAVIN’S PUB

102 NE Russell - 719-4890

Sportsbar, Burgers/Sandwiches

TIGA

1465 NE Prescott 288-5534

Bar, Northwest, Asian, Fusion

TONIC LOUNGE

3100 NE Sandy - 238-0543

Bar, Club, American, Pub Grub

TORO BRAVO

120 NE Russell - 281-4464

Bar, Pub Grub

Bar, Small Plates, Spanish/ Tapas

SWIFT LOUNGE

TOWNSHEND’S TEA

14 NE 22nd - 233-4181

1932 NE Broadway 288-3333

Bar, American

TABLA

200 NE 28th - 238-3777

Mediterranean, Italian, Small Plates

TAPALAYA

28 NE 28th - 232-6652 tapalaya.com

Small Plates, Barbecue/ Southern

2223 NE Alberta - 445-6699

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.

TULA GLUTEN FREE BAKING CO. 4943 NE MLK - 764-9727 tulabaking.com

Bakery

VITA CAFE

3023 NE Alberta - 335-8233 Diner, Vegetarian/Vegan

VOODOO DOUGHNUT TOO

1501 NE Davis - 235-2666

Doughnuts

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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 April11, 19,2012 2012 The TheMercury’s Mercury’sEat Eat&&Drink DrinkGuide Guide 45 1 October

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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

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ALBINA PRESS

4637 N Albina - 282-5214

Coffee Shop

CASA NARANJA 4205 N Mississippi 459-4049

ALIBI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

Northwest, Soup and/or Sandwich, Small Plates, Mediterranean/Greek/ Middle Eastern

Bar, Karaoke Lounge

CATHEDRAL PARK KITCHEN

4024 N Interstate 287-5335

AMNESIA BREWING 832 N Beech - 281-7708

Brewpub

6635 N Baltimore 946-8426 cathedralparkkitchen.com

ANNA BANNANNAS

CHAPEL PUB

8716 N Lombard - 286-2030

Cafe

THE ARBOR LODGE 1507 N Rosa Parks 289-1069

Coffee Shop

ATOMIC PIZZA

2150 N Killingsworth 285-5490

Pizza

BAR BAR

3943 N Mississippi 288-3895

Bar!

BARLOW TAVERN

6008 N Greeley - 289-1163

Bar

BEATERVILLE CAFE & LUBRITORIUM BAR 2201 N Killingsworth 735-4652

Breakfast/Brunch, Bar

THE BOX SOCIAL

3971 N Williams - 288-1111 bxsocial.com

Drinking Parlour, Small Plates

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.

BRASS TACKS SANDWICHES

3535 N Vancouver 309-4412 brasstackssandwichesllc. blogspot.com

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.

430 N Killingsworth - 2860372

Pub Grub, Soup/Sandwich

CHOP

3808 N Williams 288-1901

Deli, Grocery/Market

CROW BAR

3954 N Mississippi 280-7099

Bar, Soup and/or Sandwich, Small Plates

CUP AND SAUCER 3746 N Mississippi 548-4614 8237 N Denver 247-6011

FIFTH QUADRANT/ SIDEBAR 3901-B N Williams 288-3996

Bar, Brewpub Grub, American

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

4225 N Interstate 280-9464 portlandwings.com

Wings!

FISH & CHIP SHOP/ THE TARDIS ROOM 1218 N Killingsworth 232-3344 thefishandchipshop.com

British

The Fish & Chip Shop is a British-style fish and chip restaurant. We strive to serve the very best fish and chips with traditional sides, as well as other treats. Our fish batter is light and crispy and our chips are made from fresh-cut potatoes. You’ve tried the rest, now taste the best! And now we’ve got The Sci-Fi Cafe and TARDIS Room, a Dr. Who theme addition with a full bar, pool, and live music!

Cafe, Diner, Breakfast

THE FISHWIFE

DI PRIMA DOLCI ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE

Seafood

1936 N Killingsworth 283-5936

Coffee Shop, teahouse, bakery, deli

DALO’S KITCHEN 4134 N Vancouver 808-9604

Ethiopian

E-SAN THAI CUISINE 8233 N Denver - 517-0683

Thai

EAST SIDE DELI 4823 N Lombard 247-3354

Deli, Sandwiches

EAT: AN OYSTER BAR 3808 N Williams - 281-1222

Seafood

E’NJONI CAFE

910 N Killingsworth 286-1401

Ethiopian

EQUINOX

830 N Shaver 460-3333

American, Haute Cuisine, Fusion

5328 N. Lombard - 2857150

HOPWORKS BIKE BAR

3947 N Williams - 287-6258 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.

INTERURBAN

4057 N Mississippi - 2846669

Gastropub

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

KENNY & ZUKE”S DELI BAR 3901 N Williams -

Deli & Drinks

THE FIXIN’ TO

(THE WORLD FAMOUS) KENTON CLUB

Bar, Southern

Bar

8218 N Lombard 477-4995

FLORIDA ROOM 435 N Killingsworth 287-5658

Bar

FRESH POT

4001 N Mississippi 284-8928

Coffee Shop

GEORGE’S CORNER TAVERN

5501 N Interstate - 954-1671

Bar

GIRASOLE WOOD FIRED CAFE

8438 N Lombard - 954-1671

Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches

GOTHAM TAVERN

2240 N Interstate - 5179911

Bar, Pub Grub

GRAVY

3957 N Mississippi 287-8800

American, Breakfast/Brunch

HOP & VINE

1914 N Killingsworth 954-3322

American, Wine Bar

2025 N Kilpatrick 285-3718

KENTON STATION

8303 N Denver - 286-9242

Bar, American, Burgers

KING BURRITO 2924 N Lombard 283-9757

Mexican

LA BONITA

2710 N Killingsworth 287-3050

Mexican

LAS PRIMAS PERUVIAN KITCHEN 3971 N Williams 206-5790 lasprimaskitchen.com

Peruvian

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.

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MISS DELTA

Burritos, Bowls, Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bar, Barbecue/Southern

3765 N Mississippi 467-4146

LEISURE PUBLIC HOUSE

8002 N Lombard - 289-7606

Bar, American, Pub Grub

THE LIBERTY GLASS 938 N Cook - 517-9931

Bar, American

3950 N Mississippi 287-7629

MISSISSIPPI PIZZA PUB/ATLANTIS LOUNGE 3552 N Mississippi 288-3231

Bar, Pizza

MOCK CREST TAVERN

LILIKOI

3435 N Lombard - 283-5014 mockcrest.com

Island/Tropical, Asian, Cart

MOLOKO

1324 N Killingsworth 964-8434

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

MAUI’S

3508 N Williams 282-1611

Bar

MEE-SEN THAI EATERY 3924 N Mississippi 445-1909

Thai

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!

MEXTIZA

2103 N Killingsworth 289-3709

Mexican/latin

MIHO IZAKAYA 4057 N Interstate 719-6152 mihopdx.com

Japanese, Asian, Bar, Small Plates

MINT/820

816 N Russell - 284-5518

Bar, Haute Cuisine

Bar, American, Burgers

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.

MUDDY’S COFFEEHOUSE

3560 N Mississippi Ave 445-6690 Cafe, Breakfast

THE OLD GOLD

2105 N Killingsworth 894-8937

Neighborhood Bar, Delicious

P-CLUB

5264 N Lombard - 289-4644

Bar, Pizza, Soup and/or Sandwich

PAUSE KITCHEN AND BAR 5101 N Interstate 971-230-0705

American

PIZZA A GO GO

3240 N Williams - 335-0300

Pizza

¿POR QUÉ NO? 3524 N Mississippi 467-4149

Mexican

PORTLAND’S CULINARY WORKSHOP

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

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

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?!

Bar, Burgers, Salads, Small Plates

TOM’S PIZZA & SPORTS BAR

RISTRETTO ROASTERS

Bar, DistroLocation, Burgers, Pizza, Diner

PROPER EATS

8638 N Lombard 445-2007 propereats.org

Vegetarian/Vegan, Deli

PROST! PORTLAND 4237 N Misissippi 954-2674

Brewpub

5128 N Albina - 282-2934

3808 N Williams - 288-8667

2630 N Lombard - 283-4217

Coffee Shop, Cafe

TRÉBOL

RUBY JEWEL SCOOPS

Bar, Northwest, Mexican/ Latin, Fusion

3713 N Mississippi 805-8369 rubyjewel.net

Artisan Ice Cream

SAMURAI BLUE

3807 N Mississippi 284-1020 samuraibluepdx.com

Japanese

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.

SARAVEZA

1004 N Killingsworth 206-4252

Bottle Shop, Pasty Tavern

SUNLAN LIGHTING

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.

TASTY & SONS 3808 N Williams 621-1400

Breakfast/Brunch, Tapas

4835 N Albina - 517-9347

UCHU SUSHI AND FRIED CHICKEN 3940 N Mississippi 281-8248

Japanese, small plates

UKIYOE

6516 N Denver - 283-8770

Asian, Japanese, Small Plates

VENDETTA

4306 N Williams - 288-1085

Bar, Pub Grub

THE WAYPOST

3120 N Williams - 367-3182 TheWaypost.com

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

3540 N Williams - 971-2661787

Ice Cream

WHITE EAGLE

836 N Russell - 282-6810

Brewpub, American, Burgers, Music Venue

YORGO’S GREELEY AVENUE BAR & GRILL 5421 N Greeley - 283-0676 greeleyavenue.com

Bar, American

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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 October11, 10,2012 2012 The TheMercury’s Mercury’sEat Eat& &Drink DrinkGuide Guide 531 October

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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. (THE END)

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BRIX TAVERN

American, Burgers, Pub Grub

Breakfast, Burgers, Sandwiches, Northwest

American, Comfort Food

DESCHUTES BREWERY AND PUBLIC HOUSE

BYWAYS CAFE

American, Brewpub

529 NW 23rd - 222-4121

ACUPULCO’S GOLD 2610 NW Vaughn - 2200283

Mexican

ALEXIS

215 W Burnside 224-8577 alexisfoods.com

Greek

ALOTTO GELATO

931 NW 23rd Ave. - 2281709

Gelato

ANDINA

1314 NW Glisan - 228-9535

Peruvian

ANNA BANNANNAS 1214 NW 21st - 274-2559

Coffee shop/teahouse

BACKSPACE

115 NW 5th - 248-2900

Vegetarian/Vegan, Coffee House

BALLS THE CAT’S MOONSHINE KITCHEN & LOUNGE 1020 NW 17th - 943-2780

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

1230 NW Hoyt - 241-8800

Pizza, Italian, Small plates

BAR MINGO

811 NW 21st - 226-4646

Italian

BASTA

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

5p-11p Fri-Sat 5p-11:30p, Sun 5p-10:30p

THE BENT BRICK 1639 NW Marshall 688-1655

Bar, American

2301 NW Savier - 288-2619

BLITZ BAR

110 NW 10th - 222-2229 Blitz 21 - 305 NW 21st 208-3227

Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

1338 NW Hoyt - 943-5995

1212 NW Glisan

Comfort Food, Desserts

CAFE NELL

1987 NW Kearney 295-6487

BLUEHOUR

Northwest, European inspired American

Bar, American, Haute Cuisine

CAFFE ALLORA

250 NW 13th - 226-3394

BODYVOX

1201 NW 17th - 229-0627

Dance classes & performance The BodyVox Dance Center, designed by award-winning Boora Architects is located on the streetcar line in the Pearl District. 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.

BOILER ROOM

228 NW Davis - 227-5441

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

BOWERY BAGELS

310 NW broadway - 2276674

Bagels, deli

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

BRIDGEPORT BREWPUB & BAKERY 1313 NW Marshall 241-3612

Brewpub, bakery, pizza, sandwiches

504 NW 9th - 445-4612

Italian

CAMELLIA LOUNGE AT THE TEA ZONE 510 NW 11th - 221-2130

Tea House, Lounge

CAPTURED BY PORCHES

5909 NW Saint Helens 757-8359 capturedbyporches.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!

CASA DEL MATADOR 1438 NW 23rd - 228-2855

Bar, Mexican/Latin

CHOP BUTCHERY AND CHARCUTERIE 735 NW 21st - 221-3012

Meat

COOL MOON ICE CREAM 1105 NW Johnson 224-2021

Ice Cream

COUTURE ULTRA LOUNGE/CBURGER 28 NW 4th - 206-8866

Bar, American, Burgers

CUPCAKE JONES

307 NW 10th - 222-4404

Cupcakes

DAILY CAFE IN THE PEARL

210 NW 11th - 296-4906

DICK’S KITCHEN

704 NW 21st - 235-0146

American/Diner, Burgers, Healthy

DIXIE TAVERN

34 NW 3rd - 234-9431

Bar, Club, BBQ/Southern

EAST CHINATOWN LOUNGE

322 NW Everett - 226-1569

Bar, Club, Asian, Fusion

EMBERS

110 NW Broadway 222-3082

Gay Bar, Club

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA 622 NW 23rd - 227-5423

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.

FRATELLI

1230 NW Hoyt - 241-8800

Bar, Italian

FULLER’S

136 NW 9th - 222-5608

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

1131 NW Hoyt - 221-1888

Italian

902 NW 13th - 242-1916

Soup/Sandwich, Cafe

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GROUND KONTROL

511 NW Couch - 796-9364 groundkontrol.com

Bar, Club

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!

GYPSY RESTAURANT AND VELVET LOUNGE 625 NW 21st - 796-1859

Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

HAMBURGER MARY’S

19 NW 5th - 688-1200

Burgers, Bar

HOTLIPS PIZZA

721 NW 9th - 595-2342

Pizza, Beer, Wine

ISABEL PEARL 330 NW 12th - 222-4333 www.isabelscantina.com/ isabel-pearl.php healthy delicious breakfast,

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.

IVORIES JAZZ LOUNGE & RESTAURANT 1435 NW Flanders - 2416514 Ivoriesjazz.com

American, Northwest

JAMISON

900 nw 11th - 972-3330

New American Family Style

JONES BAR

107 NE Couch - 971 -2717178 Dance Club

Portland’s hottest new danceclub and diner featuring all 80s/90s music, local & national DJ’s, handcrafted cocktails, pub and breakfast faire made from

FOOD, BOOZE, GAMES.

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

KENNY & ZUKE’S BAGELWORKS 2376 NW Thurman 954-1737

Deli, Soup and/or Sandwich

KETTLEMAN BAGEL COMPANY 2314 NW Lovejoy 295-2314

Bakery, Bagels

KORNBLATT’S DELI 628 NW 23rd - 242-0055

Cafe, Deli

LAUGHING PLANET 721 NW 9th - 505-5020 922 NW 21st - 445-1319

Burritos, Bowls, Northwest, Vegetarian/Vegan

LE HAPPY

1011 NW 16th - 226-1258

Bar, French, Haute Cuisine, Dessert

LITTLE BIG BURGER 122 NW 10th - 274-9008

Burgers, Fries

LOVE VIA CREPES

1019 NW 23rd - 688-5570

Japanese crepes, Ice Cream

LOW BROW LOUNGE 1036 NW Hoyt - 226-0200

Bar, Pub Grub

THE MATADOR

1967 W Burnside 222-5822 thematadorbar.com

Bar, Pub Grub

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.

MELT

716 NW 21st - 295-4944

Soup and/or Sandwich, Bar

MUU-MUU’S

612 NW 21st - 223-8169

Bar, American, Asian, Fusion

NORTH 45

517 NW 21st - 248-6317

Bar, American, Seafood

CLASSIC GAMES, FULL BAR AND KITCHEN, NIGHTLY SPECIALS, MANY VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS.

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OLYMPIC PROVISIONS

1632 NW Thurman 894-8136 olympicprovisions.com

American Charcuterie, Sandwiches

OVEN AND SHAKER 1134 NW Everett 241-1600

Bar, Pizza

PALEY’S PLACE

1204 NW 21st - 243-2403

Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine

PARISH, THE

PINTS BREWING

New Orleans oyster bar

Brewpub, Coffee shop PIZZA OASIS

413 NW 21st 971-373-8990 smokehouse21.com

Pizza

SOMEDAY LOUNGE

POPE HOUSE BOURBON LOUNGE

Bar, Club

231 NW 11th Ave - 2272421

PARK KITCHEN

422 NW 8th - 223-7275

American, Seafood, Northwest, Haute Cuisine, Fusion

PATANEGRA

1818 NW 23rd Pl - 227-7282

Tapas, Spanish

THE PEOPLE’S SANDWICH OF PORTLAND

412 NW 5th - 564-2739 2241 W Burnside 228-5260

2075 NW Glisan - 222-1056

Bar, American

PRASAD

925 NW Davis - 224-3993

53 NW 1st - 222-0525

Vegetarian/Vegan, Soup and/or Sandwich

PAPA HAYDN

Sandwiches

American, Dessert

PEPINO’S

RISTRETTO ROASTERS

Mexican

Cafe

701 NW 23rd - 228-7317

PARAGON, THE

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.

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

SALT & STRAW

836 NW 23rd - 971-2718168

Ice Cream

SLABTOWN

1033 NW 16th - 223-0099

Bar, Burgers, Pub Grub, Pizza

SMOKEHOUSE 21

Barbecue/Southern

125 NW 5th - 248-1030

TAQUERIA LOS GORDITOS PERLA

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

Bar, Vegetarian/Vegan

YUR’S BAR & GRILL 717 NE 16th - 224-0160

Bar

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The Original Hangover Elixir Weekend Brunch at The Original Dinerant

originaldinerant.com 300 Sw 6th avenue, portland oregon 97204 â&#x20AC;˘ 503.546.2666

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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 October11, 10,2012 2012 The TheMercury’s Mercury’sEat Eat& &Drink DrinkGuide Guide 631

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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

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LUNCH 11:30-3 MON-SAT HAPPY HOUR 4-6 & 10-CLOSE

DINNER NIGHTLY 36 SW 3rd Ave. 503.548.2917

viatribunali.com

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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 October11, 10,2012 2012 The TheMercury’s Mercury’sEat Eat&&Drink DrinkGuide Guide 67 3

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AL-AMIR

223 SW Stark - 274-0010

Lebanese

ASH STREET SALOON

225 SW Ash St. - 226-0430

Bar, Club, Pub Grub

BAILEY’S TAPROOM 213 SW Broadway 295-1004

Beer Bar, Pub Grub

BERBATI’S PAN AND RESTAURANT 19 SW 2nd - 248-4579

CORBETT FISH HOUSE 5901 SW Corbett 246-4434

Bar, American, Seafood

CRYSTAL HOTEL AND BALLROOM 1332 W Burnside 225-0047

Club, Pizza, Brewpub

DAN AND LOUIS OYSTER BAR

208 SW Ankeny - 227-5906

Bar, Seafood

Greek, Bar

DANTE’S

BIJOU CAFE

Bar, Club, Pizza

132 SW 3rd - 222-3187

1 SW 3rd - 226-6630

GOOSE HOLLOW INN 1927 SW Jefferson 228-7010

Bar, American, Burgers, Pub Grub

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.

GRACIE’S/ DRIFTWOOD ROOM

Cafe, Diner, Breakfast Brunch

DEPARTURE

BLITZ 99 W

Modern Asian

GRÜNER Alpine

Sports Pub

DRAGONWELL ASIAN BISTRO

10935 SW 68th - 719-5157 blitzbarpdx.webs.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

525 SW Morrison 802-5370

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.

Bar, American, Burgers, Pizza

E-SAN THAI CUISINE

CASE STUDY COFFEE

Asian, Thai

133 SW 2nd - 223-4090

Cafe

EAST INDIA COGRILL & BAR

CASSIDY’S

Bar, Indian

5347 NE Sandy - 477-8221

1331 SW Washington 223-0054

821 SW 11th - 227-8815

EAST SIDE DELI

Bar, American, Seafood, Small Plates, Steak

1438 SW Park 243-3354

CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR

ELEMENT

1401 NW Naito Pkwy 499-6393

Sports Bar, Burgers

CHEERFUL BULLPEN 1730 SW Taylor - 222-3063

Bar, American, Pub Grub

CHEERFUL TORTOISE

1939 SW 6th - 224-3377

Bar, American, Pub Grub

CLYDE COMMON

1014 SW Stark - 228-3333

European Style Tavern

Deli

1135 SW Morrison 222-1288

Club, Restaurant, Lounge

EL GAUCHO

729 SW 15th - 222-2171

American

537 SW 12th - 241-7163

Bar, Pub Grub

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, American

KENNY & ZUKE’S DELICATESSEN

1038 SW Stark - 222-3354

Deli

LAUGHING PLANET

4405 SW Vermont 244-4254 laughingplanetcafe.com

Burritos, Bowls, Vegetarian/ Vegan

American, Asian, Mexican/ Latin, Fusion, Bar

LITTLE BIRD BISTRO

50 SW Morrison - 484-1415

HEATHMAN RESTAURANT

1001 SW Broadway 790-7752

Bar, American, Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine, Fusion

HIGGINS

1239 SW Broadway 222-9070

219 SW 6th - 688-5952

French

LUCKY LABRADOR PUBLIC HOUSE 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. 244-2537

Brewpub Grub

LUCKY SPOON FROZEN YOGURT 780 SW Jefferson 764-9039

Bar, American, Seafood, Northwest, French, Haute Cuisine, Fusion

Frozen Yogurt

HOTLIPS PIZZADOWNTOWN/CIVIC

439 SW 2nd - 295-6464

1909 SW 6th (PSU) 224-0311 633 SW 19th - 517-9354 hotlipspizza.com

Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soda

THE HOUSE OF RAMEN

223 SW Columbia 971-279-5757 thehouseoframen.com

HUBER’S

411 SW 3rd - 228-5686

Bar, American

IMPERIAL

ELLA STREET SOCIAL CLUB

INDIA HOUSE

Bar, Small Plates, Soup and/or Sandwich

Indian

714 SW 20th Pl. - 227-0166

5627 SW Kelly - 246-5040

H50 BISTRO & BAR

319 SW Broadway 227-8794

American, Seafood, Steak

JOLLY ROGER AT JOHN’S LANDING

410 SW Broadway - 2287222 1038 SW Morrison 274-1017

JOE’S BURGERS

625 SW 4th - 248-5637

Burgers, American

MAMA MIA TRATTORIA Italian, Dessert

MARATHON TAVERNA

1735 W Burnside - 224-1341

Bar, Pub Grub

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.

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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

Bar, American, Slow cooked

MUCCA OSTERIA 1022 SW Morrison 227-5521

Italian

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

PICNIC HOUSE

723 Southwest Salmon 227-0705

Sandwiches, picnic fare

PORTLAND CITY GRILL

111 SW 5th - 450-0030

SCANDALS

1125 SW Stark - 227-5887

THIRST BISTRO AND WINE BAR

SCOOTER MCQUADE’S

Northwest, Seasonal, Wine Bar

Gay Bar, Nightclub

1321 SW Washington 248-4060

Bar, American

315 SW Montgomery 295-2747

THIRSTY LION PUB & GRILL 71 SW 2nd - 222-2155

SHANGHAI TUNNEL 211 SW Ankeny - 2204001 Bar, American, Asian

Pub, Burgers, Pizza, Salad/ Sandwich, Seafood

SHIGEZO

1510 SW Harbor Wy. - 2956166

1005 SW Park - 688-5202 shigezo-pdx.com

Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya

SOHO ASIAN FUSION

THREE DEGREES

American, Haute Cuisine

TUGBOAT BREWING COMPANY

NEL CENTRO

Bar, American, Burgers, Seafood, Asian, Steak

Italian, Haute Cuisine, French

PORTO TERRA TUSCAN GRILL

O’CONNORS VAULT

Bar, Italian

Casual Dining

RED COACH RESTAURANT

1914 W Burnside 894-9153

Thai

232 SW Ankeny - 248-1600

OREGON WINES ON BROADWAY

American, Cafe

SOUTHPARK SEAFOOD GRILL & WINE BAR

VERDE COCINA

1408 SW 6th - 484-1099

7850 SW Capitol Hwy 244-1690

515 SW Broadway - 2284655

830 SW 6th - 944-1090

615 SW Broadway 227-4840

Wine Shop

RENNER’S GRILL & LOUNGE

THE ORIGINAL: A DINERANT

Dive Bar

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.

PADDY’S BAR & GRILL

7819 SW Capitol Hwy 246-9097

RIALTO

SUKI’S BAR & GRILL

206 SW Morrison 796-2739

PAZZORIA BAKERY & CAFÉ

SAINT CUPCAKE GALORE

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 &

1220 SW 6th - 228-0413

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY

Ice Cream

Coming in January 2013 610 SW 12th - 971.275.7009

SPICY PICKLE

128 SW 3rd - 255-6194 1026 SW Stark - 224-9060

Bar, Italian

PETUNIA’S PIES

Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean/Greek/Middle Eastern

Pub Grub

RUBY JEWEL

Coffee Shop, Cafe, Bakery, Deli

901 SW Salmon - 326-1300

STUMPTOWN COFFEE

1332 W Burnside 225-0627

PAZZO RISTORANTE

621 SW Washington 228-1515

Steakhouse

RINGLER’S PUB

Bar, American, Pub Grub, Brewpub

627 SW Washington 228-1515

SOI 9 THAI EATERY

Bistro, Asian, Fusion

529 SW 4th - 228-7605

Bar, Irish, Pub Grub

65 SW Yamhill - 224-5626

Brewpub, Pub Grub

American, Soup and/or Sandwich, Deli

Bar, Pub Grub

428 SW 12th - 971-2718895

1138 SW Morrison 997-3674

Cupcakes!

SALVADOR MOLLY’S 1523 SW Sunset Blvd 293-1790

Pirate Cookin

SAUCEBOX

214 SW Broadway 241-3393 saucebox.com

Bar, Asian, Haute Cuisine

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711 SW Ankeny - 226-2508

3500 SW River Parkway 719-4795 sohopdx.com

Coffee Shop

2401 SW 4th - 226-1181

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

TANDOOR INDIA KITCHEN

406 SW Oak - 243-7777

Indian

URBAN FARMER 525 SW Morrison 222-4900

VALENTINE’S

Bar, Music Venue, Small Plates 6446 SW Capitol Hwy. 384-2327

Northwest, Farm to Fork, Mexican

VERITABLE QUANDARY

1220 SW 1st - 227-7342

Northwest, Breakfast/ Brunch, American, Seafood, Haute Cuisine

VIA TRIBUNALI

36 SW 3rd - 548-2917 viatribunali.com

Italian, Bar

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.

VIRGINIA CAFE

820 SW 10th - 227-0033

Bar, American, Burgers, Sandwiches

VOODOO DOUGHNUT

22 SW 3rd - 241-4704

Doughnuts!

XV

15 SW 2nd - 790-9090

Bar, Club, Caribbean Tapas

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