Today I was craving a little Mexican (no, not like comedienne Chelsea Handler), so I ended up at Bandito Taco in Cedar Mill. This little strip mall-type shop has been around since 1990, serving up quality Mexican grub at very reasonable prices.
The restaurant is very, very clean and the menu is plentiful. They offer a wide variety of Mexican options, but I advise you to pick up one of their paper menus and review it first. I made the mistake of ordering off the menu above the cash register, and I was a little disappointed. Had I read through the descriptions of the offerings, I would have probably ordered something else. Continue reading Review: Bandito Taco
Fordâ€™s on Fifth (renamed Theo’s)
121 NW Fifth Avenue
503-226-2828 Map It!
To be honest, I discovered the deliciousness that is Fordâ€™s on Fifth very late one night when several friends and I were in great need of some greasy grub before calling it a night. But I was happily surprised to discover Fordâ€™s is also a great place to grab lunch during the week.
Fordâ€™s specializes in meatâ€”burgers and steak sandwiches dominate the menuâ€”but they do offer salads (yes, they offer a Caprese salad!), a veggie burger and a veggie melt if you are dining with someone who, ya know, doesnâ€™t eat animals. Continue reading Review: Ford’s on Fifth (now Theo’s)
Pizza Boys Plus
17788 Pilkington Road
Lake Oswego, OR
503-697-1610 Map It!
Oh. My. God! I have driven by this little pizza shop probably a hundred times, but I had never stopped in until today. Now Iâ€™m wondering why Iâ€™ve never tried it before. I called ahead and ordered a small pizza and an order of cheese sticks. My theory is that you can usually judge the quality of a place by their cheese sticks.
When I arrived about 20 minutes later, I was struck by the cute interior of the placeâ€”the walls are covered with album covers from the 60s and 70s. How retro is that? The dining area has limited seating, so take-out or delivery (itâ€™s free within a five-mile radius) are good options. Continue reading Review: Pizza Boys Plus
5008 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
**Opens at 4 p.m. Map It!
Dark, candlelit and romantic, Sapphire Hotel is both a terrific place for a date or gathering with friends for happy hour. Itâ€™s an especially nice place to duck into on one of those long, rainy Stumptown winter afternoons, when you have some free time and youâ€™re looking for a hearty snack and a good drink.
Tucked away on the east end of SE Hawthorne, Sapphire isnâ€™t open for lunch (they SO should be!), but the happy hour is worth taking a late lunch and calling it an early workday. Happy hour runs everyday of the week from 4 to 6 p.m., and then picks up again from 10 p.m. to midnight (Sunday thru Thursday). Continue reading HH Review: The Sapphire Hotel