One thing a lot of Portlanders love: A good hole-in-the-wall. This guide has some lesser-known spots, as well as the some not-to-miss destinations while spending just one weekend in Los Angeles via Portland. Translation: Here are some rad and inexpensive spots I liked in LA.
Shrimp ravioli in lobster sauce and juicy steaks just taste better when the lights are dimmed and the jazz band is fired up.
El Pescador serves up Mexican breakfast for $3.99 Mon. - Fri. from 8 am - 11 am. Try the Chilaquiles--fresh and smothered in salsa.
Find the Boddy House and follow the trail behind it that leads up the side of a hill for a breathtaking view of Pasadena. The rose gardens, succulent patches, and oak forests will show you the fresher side of LA.
You can get the short stack or hot cakes in "thin" or "regular." Go with "thin" and order a side of bacon too.
Keep the 3 flavor sizzling rice soup & the scallops in osyter sauce to yourself by telling only your best friends about this well-kept secret.
Get a peek at where Blade Runner, Chinatown and countless other movies were filmed. You can only walk around on the main floor, so pretending you're a flying squirrel is a no-go.
Kitschy and a little grimy, this ancient Tiki bar is a must-see. Fish in aquariums have been floating through life longer than the patrons.
Mouth-watering soup slow cooked with 13 different spices. Order a spice level of Sp. 3, finish it in 30 min. & you make The Wall Of Bravery.
Downtown joint specializing in drip with limited outdoor seating. The 3+ employees get you a Stumptown drip (that no one detests) fast.
Who can decide between salty carmel, sicilian pistachio and seasonal favorites like New Orleans praline, and so many more? Just buy 10.