It's generally accepted that Portland is where adults go to retire. Folks around here have been claiming the idea long before "Portlandia" brought it to the nation's attention. A curious aspect of our retirement is the reversion to the joys of childhood, including organized sports (bar league softball), arcades (Ground Kontrol), and most importantly, grilled cheese sandwiches (see below).
Here's the tip with Amnesia: if you normally drink 3 beers, only have 2 beers here. Despite the listed ABV, even the cider will mess you up.
This family-friendly brewery comes with the typical pub grub fare, but with timely execution, even on busy Saturday nights.
Bunk is expanding the breadth of their service to drinks & bands without sacrificing quality. But beware, a lot of folks are aware of this & the place can get quite busy, meaning a sometimes long wait for sandwiches.
The whiskey selection is heavy on the bourbon at Old Gold--no complaints here. The sandwiches are stellar, especially the bahn mi and grilled cheese. Old Gold is crowded during happy hour but tends to thin out as the night goes on.
The Grilled Cheese Grill invites you to "come for a taste of your childhood" but my childhood never tasted like this. The Jalapeno Popper, The Kelsey, and The Hot Brie all blow my American cheese with Wonder Bread of yesteryear out of the water.
At Savor the soups rotate daily--except for the Tomato with Fennel and Orange mainstay--but maintain a consistant weekly schedule. Monday means Hungarian Mushroom. Thursday means Potato and Leek. And the sandwiches? They had me at 'Grilled Cheese Bar.'
Portland Penny Diner packs all the sophistication of Paley's Imperial into breakfast sandwiches with hazelnut romesco, bagel puffs with cream cheese centers, and pickle plates of watermelon and fennel. Experience all the flavor of Imperial without all the pomp.