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Even as Bonanza-centric as we get at this time of the year, we always remember when it’s time to eat! We asked old Bonanza pal Jill Hinson, now a PDX local, to share her go-to list for food, drinks and fun in Portland and Vancouver to jumpstart your non-JB hours!
Here’s her report!
10 Barrel Brewing
1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209
Portland is well known for its brewpubs and this one boasts great beer and wine selections and great food and traditional-style pizza. Its location in the heart of the trendy Pearl District makes for a fun evening out.
210 NW 11th Ave, Portland , OR 97209
Also in the Pearl District, Deschutes’ interior has a definite Pacific Northwest feel. The brewery has an extensive gluten-free menu along with great beer and wine selections. Outside seating is available!
Frontier Public House
1205 SW Washington St, Portland OR 97205
1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland OR 97214
Not just any old sandwich shop, Lardo is home to truly special sandwich creations. Lardo has two Portland locations.
Lovely’s fifty fifty
4039 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Not your average pizza restaurant. Lovely’s specializes in brick-oven pizzas topped with local seasonal ingredients, which means the menu is always changing. Make sure you leave room for homemade ice cream. My favorite is malted milk ball!
Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm
2601 NW Vaugn St, Portland, OR 97210
Located on the site of the 1905 World’s Fair, Meriwether’s restaurant has been lovingly restored and is a gorgeous setting for a special dinner. Try and sit in the outdoor garden area on a nice evening. Meriweather’s features a farm-to-table menu with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced meats and produce.
Mill City Brew Werks
339 NE Cedar St., Camas, WA 98607
Mother’s Bistro & Bar
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204
A restaurant inspired by your mother’s home cooking. Dine sitting at vintage farm tables under a ceiling covered in antique crystal chandeliers! Order the cornflake-crusted French toast, you won’t be disappointed! The walls in the women’s bathroom are covered with old photos of mothers with their children.
1824 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
A French bistro with an amazing pastry case! Wonderful and charming ambiance.
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
A James Beard-recognized restaurant. Pok Pok serves authentic Thai street food. The wait can be long but venture across the street to the Whiskey Soda Bar while you wait for your table.
St. Honoré Boulangerie
2335 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
You might think you have traveled to a street in Paris when you step inside St. Honore Boulangerie. Wonderful coffee and pastries along with quiche, salads and sandwiches for lunch. Just a short walk to NW 23rd shopping.
2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Screen Door serves Southern comfort cuisine. It’s a very popular spot in Portland; people line up outside its doors for the decadent weekend brunch.
Tasty n Alder
580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Located in downtown Portland, Tasty n Alder is a modern steakhouse with a family-style menu. It is also well- known for its brunch selections.
Tasty n Sons
3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Located in a North Portland neighborhood, Tasty n Sons serves “new American diner” cuisine family style. Think chef’s fancy take on American comfort food.
305 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607
An antiques mall featuring well-curated dealer spaces.
Monticello Antique Marketplace
8600 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216
Carefully selected dealers fill spots in this large antiques marketplace.
Stars Antiques Mall
7027 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Thea’s Vintage Living
1204 NW Glisan St. Portland, OR 97209
A well-curated shop in the heart of the Pearl District.
1005 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Lots of industrial/mid-century and vintage curiosities in a close-in eastside location (Rejuvenation is right across the street!)
225 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR
A darling shop with a mix of home products, jewelry and letterpress stationery.
Hippo Hardware & Trading Company
1040 East Burnside St., Portland, OR
For all your vintage hardware needs!
2181 NW Nicolai St., Portland, OR
Born in Portland, the flagship store is housed in the first floor of a historic factory building. Specializes in vintage-style lighting and other home goods!
1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
Specializes in vintage style lighting and hardware for your historic home.
53000 E Historic Colombia River Hwy, Bridal Veil, OR 97019
Washington Park/ Japanese Garden
1303-1499 SW Kingston Dr, Portland, OR 97205
Portland Art Museum
219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Or 97205
Portland Farmer’s Market
SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97205
Portland has many great neighborhoods with pleasant and walkable shopping and eating destinations. This link is a guide to many of them:
Thanks, Jill, for that tour de force! We’ll be seeing you soon!