Fresh locally sourced ingredients and a refreshing approach to Italian cooking separate this gem of an Italian restaurant from the others. Chef Paul Decarli uses his extensive experience gained at some of Portland's top-rated restaurants to craft a menu of Italian specialties out of the best of Northwest ingredients. The cooking draws varied inspirations and offers a good mix of classics as well as the chef's innovative takes. Wife Jana sets equally high standards of service at the restaurant. decarli sits in a historic building with great character and there has thankfully been no effort to change this. The interiors are charming to say the least, with ornate chandeliers, brick exposed walls and lots of wood creating a cozy and comfortable vibe. Call ahead or check website for reservations and more.
Fine linens and panoramic views of the Red Tail Golf Course (formerly Progress Downs) will provide you and your guests with a memorable dining experience. Executive chef Josh Murphy works with some of the finest meat cuts to deliver a succulent array of steaks. Seafood is another specialty, and the Northwestern inspired cooking is a delight. For a business lunch, enjoy one of the delicious homemade soups or Penne Pasta Pesto. For a romantic dinner, enjoy an appetizer followed by the Fire Roasted Prawns. An extensive wine menu is available. For a more casual feel, dine in the intimate lounge, which features its own special menu and the same great views. Groups are well accommodated and the restaurant offers great facilities for private functions. It opens from 11:30a between Monday to Friday, at noon on Saturday and at 10a onwards on Sunday.
Pancakes are just the beginning at this country-style restaurant, which also serves great lunches for very little dough. Experience the warm feel with banisters, wainscoting and old-fashioned chandeliers that attract an elderly crowd. Enjoy Belgian waffles with fruit or try a tasty cinnamon roll. Don't miss the hearty crepes on the menu. Children's breakfast specials include pancakes or eggs and sausage. For lunch, choose from burritos, salads and everything in between. Complete your meal with an ice-cold glass of milk or fruit juice or sip a cup of steaming coffee. A city institution, for close to four decades, Tom's is just about everybody's favorite.
From Banana French Toast, Baked Eggs, farm fresh omlettes to amazing banana pan cakes and more, La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie will add magic to your breakfast with ease. The place is a great spot to grab a peaceful morning meal with friends as well as family. Lunch specials at La Provence outline a perfect French fare and American dishes with a French twist also appear on their menu. Absolutely child friendly, this patisserie serves freshly-baked breads and croissants, tarts, muffins, cakes, etc. After a delightful savory meal, a dessert from their lovely display is a must here. Visit La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie to celebrate your little one's birthday or only for a scrumptious treat for your palate, nothing at the restaurant will ever disappoint you; service and prices included.
High above the city, Chart House promises the best dine-with-a-view experience in town. The tables are layered for unobstructed scenes through huge floor-to-roof windows. Although expensive, it is like nothing else in town. Though not very extensive, the menu has some really tasty delicacies on it. Seafood preparations dominate the list with most dishes being experimental. Exotic drinks are available from the full bar, which includes its award winning wines. Large tables, booths and smaller tables suit all size groups. Valet service is offered.
If you love home-cooked breakfasts, this Portland icon is the place to visit. Since the early 1950s, the friendly staff at the The Original Pancake House has been serving some of the best breakfasts in town. The family-owned company now boasts award-winning franchises nationwide. Choose from nearly two dozen different types of pancakes. Enjoy any of the fresh, tasty syrups and gourmet-style sausages. Linger over a cup of coffee in the cozy restaurant, resplendent with antiques and old world charm.
After a hectic shopping binge at the local outlet mall, head to Luis's Taqueria for a memorable meal of Mexican-inspired preparations. From the chimichangas drenched in appetizing sauces to the flavorsome tacos, every delicacy is cooked to perfection. Menu specials include fresh tortillas and zesty burritos.
For some authentic Mexican fare and a lovely setting, head to Trapala Restaurant. Situated on North 1st Street, the eatery is popular for large meal portions and impeccable service. Wash down those delectable tacos and burritos with tequila shots or your favorite margarita.
El Sarandeado welcomes you to savor zesty Mexican fare in a wonderful setting. Located on North Pacific Highway, it offers an eclectic menu featuring traditional delights and creative offerings. Menu specials include seafood salad and ceviche.
For some authentic teriyaki fare in Woodburn, head to Mashita Teriyaki. Situated on North Pacific Highway, this Japanese restaurant remains well-known for amazing lunch specials. Fried shrimp is a must try here.
Head to Abby's Legendary Pizza for a delectable meal in Woodburn. Located on North Pacific Highway, it offers a charming setting and remains an excellent location of parties and get-togethers. Menu specials include mozzarella cheese sticks, spuds and cheese steak.
Savor authentic Korean fare at Gina's Restaurant. Found on North Pacific Highway, it invites you with its elegant decor and family-friendly ambiance. Apart from traditional Korean delicacies, it also offers American and Chinese preparations.