The serpentine queues outside this little pizzeria is a fair enough indication of it's popularity in the city. However, Apizza Scholls' fame goes far beyond Portland. This no non-sense pizzeria is frequently listed amongst the country's top pizza places and is a must-visit fixture when in the city. The restaurant's kitchen headed by owner Brian Spangler delights with his single-minded focus of crafting some of the best pizza pies. Choose from a delectable selection of house pies featuring classics like the Apizza Margherita as well as some delights like the Bacon Bianca and Tartufo Bianco. The selection has something for most tastes, and if you're thinking up something not on the menu, you can also 'Build your own Pie'.
Sitting on the Columbia riverbank, Salty's on the Columbia definitely is not a fish out of water. The superb service and seafood equal the enchanting dining experience on the river. Besides their superb seasonal seafood fare, they are also known for their steaks and happy hours. Savor their sublime dishes in the romantic interiors or in their lovely deck. Live jazz music adds to the ambiance on weekend nights.
This business venture of Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon is one of a kind. Voodoo Doughnut is a donut market, serving the sweet rings under weird names like Dirt, Butter Fingering, Cock-n-Balls and… No Name. Yes, that too is the name of one of the donuts! The menu undergoes changes quite often. Live music on week nights promotes young talent. If you want to introduce your guests to these treats in the comforts of your home, go ahead because custom made donuts are also available. Suggest this wedding venue to your friend. Yes! Legal wedding service is conducted right in front of the Holy Doughnut! This fun-loaded eatery has, no wonder, bagged a 10 minute long media coverage. Welcome to the world of Voodoo's donuts.
Dubbed as one of "The Best Clubs in America" in 2013 by Rolling Stone magazine, Doug Fir Lounge is the go to place for music lovers. Located within the Jupiter Hotel, the lounge showcases the talents of up and coming artists. A first class sound system boosts the performance energy, keeping the guests asking for more. Even on nights without concerts you can still sip on some classic drinks, relax in the comfortable surroundings and dine on delicious American dishes.
In an era when out-of-town coffee giants are making it difficult to raise a cup of java without seeing a corporate logo, this down-to-earth place is a welcome relief. Using one of the original names for Portland, stretching back to when the city had more stumps than people, the small cafe prides itself on its distinctively local feel. Built around a working coffee roaster, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a casual spot. From in-house roasted beans, to fresh bagels and pastries from local bakeries, the cafe is a Portland original.
Set in a contemporary industrial decor complete with leather-black paint, low lights and comfy booths, the White Owl Social Club is the Mecca for rock music. While the bar offers specialty cocktails, wine and craft beer from local breweries and wineries, the kitchen serves delish vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. If you are a die-hard rock music enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy the music being played here. It's open till wee hours of the morning making it a great spot to stay put with friends on a weekend until you have had your fair share of music, food and potent drinks.
Craving subs? Try the modest Beaverton Sub Station offering delicious sandwiches at super-affordable rates. Since it is named as a 'Station', the eatery has been aptly designed using 'trains' as a theme. This compact restaurant is known to offer subs, sandwiches, salads and soups. Start the day with a Tomato and Cream Cheese Bagel or Sausage & Egg. Drink a piping hot beverage such as the Mocha Shake or the Latte. Kids will love sipping into a Hot Cocoa or the Orange Juice. With its reasonable prices, this restaurant is great for a quick eat-and-go.
Gloria's Secret Cafe is a family-friendly cafe in Beaverton, Oregon. This cozy cafe on South West Broadway Street boasts of a colorful decor featuring portraits, wall paintings and toy props adding to the overall vibe. The food menu is selective and features various Latin delicacies. The authentic Salvadorian tamales served here is one of their most sought after dishes and is a must try for all. Gloria's Secret Cafe has been treating the locals with delicious Latin food since 2003 and has been enjoying a loyal client base since then.
Ava Roasteria is a cozy coffee shop which is open all day and night. Step in any time for a cup of coffee with a couple of snacks. You could spend the time browsing the internet or come in during one of their live music concerts.
Du Kuh Bee serves a range of delicious Korean and Chinese dishes. They are known for their lamian (a special Chinese noodle made by pulling dough into noodle strands by hand).
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.
Nak Won is a simple Korean restaurant serving authentic Korean delicacies. The black bean noodle and the soft tofu soups are highly recommended.