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.
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.
Selling a range of delicious hand-made, small batch ice-creams, Salt & Straw is the brainchild of cousins Kim and Tyler Malek. The parlor has a sustainable and organic approach, and uses natural ingredients for all its ice-creams. Some of their delightful flavors include chocolate, blueberry and blackberries, raspberry, lemon basil sorbet and grandma Malek's almond brittle, among others. Sourcing their ingredients from local family farms and turning them into moreish flavors, Salt & Straw always delivers quality with taste.
Without the air of a high-end restaurant, the mood in Le Pigeon is lively and interactive with communal tables and an open kitchen where you can see your food being prepared. The ingredients are fresh and directly sourced from farms. The staff is attentive and recommends good wines to go with your order and service is swift. Try the crème brulee or foie profiteroles, although the seven-course tasting menu is the best choice for a little taste of the chef's very best. The menu changes often, making the best of what is in season, so check before you stop by to see what they're serving on any given day.
Do not expect an upscale feel when visiting this cafe for the first time. While the interior is not much in terms of decor, the food and the overall ambiance more than make up for the lack of frills. You will find fresh hot or cold meals here for very little cash outlay. The sandwiches are scrumptious. Best of all, it is quick to pick up what you want and head out the door. Eating in is always a possibility, and the dining area provides a light, bright space for gathering with friends or co-workers.
Since the early 1900s, this fun, family-owned restaurant has been shucking oysters for Northwesterners. Seafood lovers will revel in the nautical environment decorated with sea artifacts and stein collections. Woods dominate the interiors and add to the feel of the place. Oysters are the specialty and are usually served on the half shell. Enjoy many varieties, including the Ekone oysters from Oregon and the Alaskan Halibut. A tempting array of Northwest micro-brews will wash them down perfectly. If you prefer, enjoy one of the other delicacies such as garlic parmesan fries or a fish sandwich.
As Irish as its namesake, this cheery downtown establishment is warm, welcoming and close to the city's heartbeat. The wood and brass tones exude an authentic yet casual tone. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub's full bar is accommodating, boasting one of the largest selections of malt scotches in the Northwest. Varied menu offerings include traditional Irish cuisine as well as salads, sandwiches and more. Catch your favorite football team, Gaelic games or rugby on their television screens or tap your feet to the nightly live music.
The corner location of this place is good for the morning line. Try going early to beat the rush or the sleep-in crowd that approaches at noon or later. Once you finally get your food, you will know why Bijou Cafe is packed. The muffins are good with coffee for breakfast while the salads are a solid choice for lunch. Delighting diners since 1978, the food is affordable and is fresh. The ingredients used are procured from local farmers. The atmosphere is bright with large windows that open up the place. Fridays are the time for some live jazz music. Don't miss the spot when in town.