8225 NE Wasco Street
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 408-8000
Fax: (503) 408-0505
Bars & Cafes
Duff's Garage is one place where your eardrums will feel the rocking beats and get you rolling. The music genre played here spans over country, western to blues and rock. Most of the Live shoes here have a decent cover charge. Performers here include The soul Survivor Horns, The Strangetones, Dover Weinberg Quartet and many more.
For those who like things to get a little heated up, Roscoe's is the perfect dive bar. It offers plenty fo after-work fun and entertainment in the form of video-games, happy hours and sumptuous meals. groups of friends can be seen here challenging themselves to a game of pool. The atmosphere is full of cigarette smoke and lots of alcohol. Catch the latest game on the TV screens and cheer along with friends, or make some new ones here. The patio outside gets lovely in the evenings. Various promotions and deals are on offer too.
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.
Tanuki is not your average diver bar, but instead, is a Japanese styled dive bar. A typical Japanese izakaya (casual bar), Tanuki offers food, drink and ambiance that will ascertain this fact. Dim red-hued lighting covers this place, decked with dark, wood furnishing, creating a low-key atmosphere. On offer are an extensive array of sakes and shochus, that includes some rare labels. Though Tanuki is a bar, food is one of the main reasons that people visit it. Omakase meals, wherein you trust your chef to provide you with the best, are also available.
Like many coffeehouses in Portland, Bipartisan features Stumptown Coffee, which turns out to be a wonderful thing mixed with homemade pies baked every day in the store. The space is quite large with plenty of seating and a fast Wi-Fi connection. The soup is also homemade daily with local, seasonal ingredients. Try the daily special with one of their many sandwiches. Afternoons see a brisk takeout business and a throng of parents with children, while evenings are lit by the glow of laptops. The shop's political theme makes it an ideal gathering spot for lefty political discussions.
The menu at Vintage is a collection of some of the most creative concoctions you will find in the city of Portland; those not too interested in experimenting can always choose to go for the more traditional libations on offer. The friendly, experienced bartenders serve up fantastic cocktails like the Martin Miller's gin, lemon juice and Canton ginger cognac Tina Louise. If you need something to snack on, there is a daily changing menu of sandwiches and small bites you can choose from.
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.
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.
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.
Located in a residential neighborhood on Southeast Stark Street, this coffee place is a find. It has been in business for more than 20 years. The owner is a young, extremely friendly fellow from the Midwest and you will probably get some chat with your coffee. The shop has several separate rooms, comfortable couches and easy chairs, and a nice outdoor deck in addition to the standard tables and chairs. The standout tea is served in single serving pots with matching mugs.
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.