Besides whiskers on kittens, triangular buildings are one of my favorite things, and this one is particularly awesome because a)it's got a bar inside and b)the bar has both outdoor seating along a (relatively) quiet side street in fair weather and an ultra cozy basement in foul weather.
Octopus caught off the coast? Yes, please! That local delicacy was marinated and served chilled with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette as a recent starter, shocking in its ultra-tenderness. This was just one of the impressive dishes highlighting the amazing ingredients from the Northwest. The beautifully prepared wild Chinook salmon with pea tendrils and fava beans was another seasonal treat. The real treat was the gracious service in this busy dining room, especially our seasoned waiter, who suggested excellent Oregon wine matches for the food. The Adelsheim Pinot gris was brilliant with the first course, and the deeply flavored, Burgundian-style Domaine Serene was incredible alongside the salmon. The menu might give potential diners that this venue is formal, but the crowd on a Monday night was a mix of casually attired guys and gals, businessmen and even a few stroller-pushing families. Everyone seemed united in their enjoyment of the plates set before them.
The little sister of the "Diva" upstairs from it, The Crystal Ballroom, has a lot of soul to her too. Much smaller than The Crystal Ballroom, this space offers concerts at a much more intimate level as well as being home to the weekly 80's video dance party known as 80's Video Dance Attack. Screens play the iconic dance videos as the song fills the space and everyone dances as if it were still 1987!
More affordable movie tickets and a small popcorn is only $2.50!!! This is my new favorite theater in Portland. They also serve dinner/drinks in their main area.
214 SW Broadway, Portland
Intimate but lively, Saucebox reminds me of Miso Izakaya from ATL and features awesome sushi.
411 SW Third Ave, Portland
Known for their Spanish coffee presentation. Most bartenders & servers have been with Huber's for 10+ years and they have great stories to share. Bustling late into the night.…
0315 SW Montgomery St, Portland
Intimate waterfront restaurant with fantastic service. The bistro steak was cooked as ordered and as tender and flavorful as first kiss. Ahh I still remember it fondly.
621 SW Washington St, Portland
Upscale Italian which doesn't have excessively huge portions and the staff is very friendly. It's a hotel restaurant so you should expect it to be a little pricey. If you want a…
1510 Sw Harbor Way, Portland
The perfect hotel for a stay-cation here in PDX. Rooms with balconies that over look the river. The hotel is a clean modern space that is comfortable and accommodating. Also a…
503 SW Alder St, Portland
I've only been here for Happy Hour, but their food is really good, particularly the fries and prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is mostly downtown professionals but later in…
2032 Sw Fifth Ave, Portland
I love the candle light, the music is wonderful! small dance floor but i really didn't mind. They make a good drink and the food was great. lots of different kinds of people to…
1217 SW Stark St, Portland
A fun place to go on a weekend night gay or straight, male or female. Great music. The atmosphere is energetic and definitely enough to keep everyone entertained. Cash only and…
1035 SW Stark St, Portland
Rude oboxious bar tenders. Overly aggressive bouncers. Very unfriendly service. I don't know if this was becasue I am straight and was there with my girlfriend, but that…
The Jack London Bar. Located inconspicuously in the Rialto's basement, the Jack London Bar does something different with evening entertainment and a liquor license. Regularly hosting author talks, the bar also has a packed calendar of Portland history discussions and tap dancing classes. And they're open to new ideas -- just ask.… read more
Lolas Room At the Crystal. The little sister of the "Diva" upstairs from it, The Crystal Ballroom, has a lot of soul to her too. Much smaller than The Crystal Ballroom, this space offers concerts at a much more intimate level as well as being home to the weekly 80's video dance party known as 80's Video Dance Attack. Screens play the iconic dance videos as the song fills the space and everyone dances as if it were still 1987!… read more