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1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR | Directions   97214

45.508502 -122.665932

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Neighborhoods: Hosford - Abernethy, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program


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Debunking the myth that popular attraction cafeteria food must be both subpar and expensive, this cavernous new café inside the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry dishes up tasty eats with a healthy bent in a dining room that’s got some of the best river views in town. Adults will love the chaat bar, kids will love the cupcake case, and everyone will love the big, dramatic gas-fired pizza oven. Best of all, even if feeding the whole family, you won’t have to dip into the kids' college funds to afford the meal.

This supercafeteria boasts nearly 10,000 square feet and river views that could command big dollar signs, but thankfully, lunch tends to top out at around $10 a person. Since this is OMSI, there are also neat special features, like educational wall art, pop up mini carts, happy hour before OMSI After Dark, and special exhibits. When the weather improves, there will be lots of patio space too, and Sunday brunch.

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