8225 NE Wasco Street
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 408-8000
Fax: (503) 408-0505
8225 NE Wasco Street Jct. 82nd & I-84, Portland, OR, US, 97220
- Phone: (503) 408-8000
- Fax: (503) 408-0505
One of the most popular restaurants in Southeast Portland, The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar is perpetually buzzing with energy. There is something immensely likable about this eatery, starting from the strange mosaic cat that greets you at the door, right down to the fantastic home-style food. The daily brunch is one of the drawing cards, and it is quite easy to see why; who would turn down offerings like caramel-apple pancakes, smoked steelhead Eggs Benedict and vegetarian white bean chili? Red wine braised beef and fish and shellfish pot pie ensure that the restaurant remains packed at night, too.
Those with a sweet tooth will be doing themselves a huge favor by stopping by Pastrygirl, a cafe that has a fantastic assortment of baked goodies for you to gorge on. The pastry section includes mouthwatering treats like snickerdoodles with vanilla bean cream filling, crushed velvet cupcakes, chocolate mango banana mousse and more. You can also choose from among unusual cake flavors like spicy Thai peanut and raspberry poppyseed. Vegan and gluten-free desserts ensure those with specific dietary requirements can also indulge their sweet tooth.
Observe expert pizza makers hand roll and throw pizza dough here. Pizzas are prepared with tons of real cheese, fresh vegetables and meats. Order a Calzone, which consists of pizza dough wrapped around generous portions of meats, vegetables, and mozzarella, Romano and provolone cheeses. Soft drinks, lemonade, apple juice, beer and wine are all available. If you do not want to brave the nightly crowd, order your pizza to go. The family restaurant proudly displays trophies of the softball and baseball teams it sponsors each year. Visit the website to find out more.
Portland's favorite pizza place is truly out-of-the-world. And for those on a quest for the best pizza in Northwest, stopping by UFO Pizza is a must. Don't pass it off as an amateur or any other local pizza place, as the menu here is not your standard fare. Pigs in Space is a true feast for any meat-lover and comes loaded with cheese, topped with Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham and Bacon. Other favorites are the Galaxy and Apollo or you could even make your own pizza with your favorite toppings. Choose from the sodas, local beers and other beverages to wash down the pizzas. Service is friendly and the good-old Ms. Pacman is also an added bonus. Catering, delivery and take-away services are offered, so make the most.
If you are content with a pub that calls itself "Irish" simply because it serves Guinness and observes St. Patrick's Day, so be it. On the other hand, if you are looking for a place where all things Irish are celebrated almost daily, you may have found your home away from home. With traditional Irish music, friendly conversation and Irish accents filling the air, this is the undisputed center of all that is Irish in Portland. Low tables and benches surround a custom-built red oak bar. Full bar service, Irish breakfasts, lunches and pub fare are offered.
Thien Hong is a humble eatery located in the Northeast tenement, famous for its Salt & Pepper Squid. The place may not be that smart but all the value goes on the plate. What they deliver is a well laid-out menu with exceptional quality Chinese and Vietnamese specialties like Shrimp Fried Rice, Snow Pea Tips and Clams with Black Bean Sauce. Commendable service and value-for-money make this a definite must-visit in the area.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu-cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
Mexican food stands are in abundance in Portland with every major street food hot spot having at least one respectable option. But the city has some clear favorites when it comes to repeat value. The brightly colored food truck that sits on Southeast 102nd is decorated in a beach theme and is hard to miss. Choose from a varied choice of Mexican favorites, from the perpetually ordered tacos to the carnitas. Tortillas are made fresh when you order, and it's this commitment that has made them so popular. Burritos are another specialty which regular just can't seem to have enough of. Try the chicken burrito. The cart offers little covered seating area right out in the front or you can simply grab your food on the go.
There are not too many places you can get a burger and a glass of champagne, but this is just that kind of place. Its location is prime in the middle of the humming Northeast Sandy Boulevard, and its food has won numerous awards from local media. Traditional breakfast fare includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and omelets. On the large menu you will find sandwiches, hamburgers and even stir-fry. Shrimp stir-fry is a tasty treat served with noodles. Come as you are at this unique eatery.
While Namaste's location in one of the city's lesser visited corners, a little distance away from the city center, is clearly not an advantage, Namaste has slowly, but surely made a name for itself thanks to the excellent fare on offer. The menu has excellent diversity with everything from your favorite pakoras and samosas for appetizers to the proverbial chicken tikka curry and tandoori specialties. Meat-eaters get an excellent choice in chicken, lamb and seafood preparations while vegetarians are well catered to with a selection of entrees with such delights as Malai Kofta and Shahi Paneer. There's a selection of biryanis for those who prefer rice preparations. Buffets are a specialty and offer great value. The dated decor, though uninspiring, lends a comfortable vibe to the place. The bar has a varied selection of spirits to cater to all tastes. One of the best places for an Indian meal in the city.
For more than half a century, this cozy home-style restaurant has treated locals like family; hence, the difficulty of getting a table on the weekends. Bring the kids, everyone else does, and feast on fare only Grandma could serve. From dainty little portions of seafood to the massive 72-ounce steaks, there is something for everyone. The lounge has a great selection of spirits ranging from beer to delicious cocktails. Order one to wash down the enormous quantities of food or just chill out with a post meal drink. There's a selection of appetizers to go with the drinks and happy hour specials promise great deals. Groups are easily accommodated and the restaurant has elegant facilities for hosting everything from business meetings to intimate family dinners.
Du's Grill is a poorly kept secret that many locals know about. Located on the edge of the Hollywood District in a hole in the wall joint, Du's Grill offers some of the best BBQ Teriyaki in town. The menu is limited and consists mainly of variations of Teriyaki Chicken, Pork and Beef, accompanied by rice and iceberg lettuce salad, but the portions are huge and the price is cheap. Dining in is nothing special, as the eating area is a bit cramped and free of decorations. Luckily, Du's Grill happily caters to to-go orders, and many patrons choose this route.