1000 NW 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Business Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Happy Hour: M-F 3 to 6:30 p.m., Sat 3 p.m. to close
Website | Twitter: @emanoncafe | Facebook Page
Menu | Lunch Money: $$ to $$$
When we tell friends weâ€™re headed to Emanon we often get a confused look, followed by â€œWhereâ€™s Emanon?â€ or â€œWhatâ€™s Emanon?â€ And, honestly, we kind of like it that way. You see, Emanon is a cozy neighborhood cafÃ©/bar tucked away on a quiet block on the outskirts of the Pearl District.
But unlike uber-trendy, sometimes-pretentious Pearl restaurants and bars, Emanon is casual and low-key. Itâ€™s the perfect place to sit outside on a sunny afternoon and partake in some happy hour-ing. A nice chilled beer or cocktail and a bite from the delightful $4 food menu (currently featuring a dozen options) can take the edge off even the toughest, roughest day.
The $4 dishes are as simple as fries or onion rings and get more substantial with nachos, sliders or crab cakes. During happy hour micro brews are $4.50, well drinks are $3.50, a glass of red or white wine is $4 and a specialty martini is $5.
Weâ€™d just finished up a grueling day of shopping at IKEA (on a Saturday, no less), so we were ready to take a seat, soak up some sun and get our grub on! We met up with friends and grabbed a sidewalk table. Our friendly lady server arrived quickly to take our drink order and returned with our adult beverages zippy-fast!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, it was like our own little piece of paradise! Wellâ€¦as close to it as you can get in an urban NW Portland setting.
After a refreshing round of drinks we were definitely ready for some food. A certain friend (we wonâ€™t name the guilty party here) said he wasnâ€™t all that hungry. Of course, as soon as our ultra-cheesy artichoke spinach dip and grilled shrimp dish arrived he suddenly found his appetite again. Continue reading HH Review: Emanon Cafe