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The Rialto's enormous projection screens are great for Blazers games, while some stiff competition shoots out on their numerous pool tables.
With a permanent collection including Warhol and Mapplethorpe, and ever-rotating exhibits profiling fashion, photography and movements of different eras, the Portland Art Museum beckons constant return visits.
Meow, owner of TFC, is the Thai princess of Killingsworth. Her Koi Soi, with an abundance of veggies, is flavored like nowhere else.
Portland is home to two rose test gardens, Peninsula Park remains the original, opening in 1909. Wedding parties are often photographed in front of the impressive gazebo or spectacular fountain, yet a visit to the park can be a special day for anyone. Tennis and basketball courts, softball field, walking trail, jungle gyms, pool and picnic areas make this one of most entertaining city blocks in the Rose City.
Tasty n Sons, with its high ceilings and open atmosphere, seasonally-inspired menu and dedication to quality, has become a real force on the Portland epicurean scene. Eat there often, as the menu is always changing.
A proper neighborhood dive with ocean murals that fool no one, Maui's offers stiff drinks, free pool (Weds), pinball, and Blazers games.
Bollywood is mouthwatering, colorful Indian food served in authentic (and Portland-preferred) small plate fashion. Try the okra, beets and saag paneer and wash it down with the British colonialism-inspired Pimm's Cup. Partake for lunch because lines that rival Salt & Straw's begin to form just after.
The Record Room is quickly becoming North Portland's premier event space with concerts, rock doc showings, and best of all, you can trade your records for beer.
Pattie's may take the (pan)cake for Most Confusing Dining Experience. One part diner, one part costume shop, two parts Avon Lady garage, the experience is not-miss. Order something cheap and dine with a mannequin.
Tater tots have become a Portland institution, but Tilt reworks this food icon from scratch, with fresh potatoes, cheese, and breading that rivals hush puppies. And then there's the Parmesan (and dill!) fries!--and we haven't even gotten to the burgers yet. Just go there now.
No flimsy lettuce served on these sandwiches. No, just kale. Why? Because it's hearty, crunchy, rich and flavorful--just like all of Devil's Dill sandwiches.
Old Salt's mantra, if they had one, would be to use every aspect of the ingredient and use it well. A quintessential example of this is the beet salad. Roasting not only the beets, but using the beet leaves for greens and pickling the stems, Old Salt teases multiple flavors out of one simple vegetable. Adding a butcher and sandwich shop to the restaurant ensures Old Salt Marketplace will single-handedly invigorate the quiet Northeast 42nd Avenue.