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Review: California Pizza Kitchen (Bridgeport)

July 6th, 2011 · No Comments

California Pizza Kitchen (Bridgeport Village) 7315 SW Bridgeport Road Tigard, OR 97224 (Next to Regal Cinemas) Map It! 503-968-0504 Hours: M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sat 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Website | Twitter: @calpizzakitchen | Lunch Money: $$$ Rating: Pizza. It’s a fave food for people from one to 101 (well, if they […]

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Tags: $$$ · Bring the Kids · Chains · Family Fun · Lotsa Cheese! · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch and a Movie · Lunch and Shopping · Lunch with Friends · Multiple Locations · Pasta · Picky Eaters · Pizza · Place to Celebrate · Salads · Silverware Optional · Tigard · Tualatin

Stumptown Lunch News: Thanksgiving Day Dining!

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Last year the Lunch Lady loaded up the Honda Element with her three closest friends (and their luggage) and trekked up north for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal on the exquisite Orcas Island. This year, with the cost of, well, just about everything skyrocketing, we’re staying closer to home. So what’s a Lunch Lady to do? […]

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Tags: Mashed Potatoes · Place to Celebrate · Special Events · Splurge · Stumptown Lunch News

HH Review: Dragonfish Asian Café

September 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dragonfish Asian Café 909 SW Park Avenue Portland, Oregon 97205 503-243-5991 Map It! Rating: It’s rare that I go to sushi places where you order off the menu, as I’m a diehard sushi train fan. But the Sushi Hour at the upscale Dragonfish Asian Café is absolutely worth a visit. Sushi Hour is their version […]

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Tags: $$$ · Chinese · Chopsticks · Downtown · Friendly Waitstaff · Happy Hour · Japanese · Late Night · Liquid Lunch · Lunch and a Movie · Lunch and Shopping · Noodles · Place to Celebrate · Special Events · Stiff Drinks · Sushi · SW · Take MAX · Take the streetcar

HH Review: Tiger Bar

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Bar 317 NW Broadway Portland, Oregon 97209 (503) 222-7297 Map It! Rating: The first time I visited Tiger Bar also happened to be the night of SantaCon, so I won’t mention all the debauchery that I saw go down there that night. Let’s just say the patrons got to see a lot more drunken Santa […]

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Tags: $$ · Burgers · Cute Waitstaff · Day Off Spot · Downtown · Finger Food · Friendly Waitstaff · Great Fries · Happy Hour · Hipster-Friendly · Hole-in-the-Wall · Late Night · Lotsa Cheese! · Lotsa Meat! · Music · Neighborhood Haunts · NW · Old Town/Chinatown · Place to Celebrate · Start Happy Hour Early · Stiff Drinks · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Wings · Worth a Walk in the Rain

Review: Pastini Pastaria

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Pastini Pastaria (Six locations in the Portland area) Map It! Rating:     Pastini Pastaria is pretty much my go-to spot for any sort of family or friend function that entails a large group going out to a restaurant. Sure, some people might consider it Portland’s local version of Olive Garden, but the food is […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Beaverton · Bring the Kids · Chains · Downtown · Family Fun · Friendly Waitstaff · Italian · Lunch with Friends · Macaroni and Cheese · Mommy Lunches · Multiple Locations · NE · NW · Pasta · Picky Eaters · Place to Celebrate · Salads · SE · SW · Take Mom and Dad · Tualatin · Vegetarian

Valentine’s Day Lunch Pick: R Palate

February 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We have been trying to get an R Palate review up, but the Lunch Lady has been busy! But this is one of our VERY FAVORITE places to eat in Portland. The food is wonderful, the prices are reasonable, the waitstaff is super friendly and helpful and it’s such a great new find! So if you […]

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Tags: $$$ · Art · Business Lunch · Downtown · Friendly Waitstaff · Grand Opening · Happy Hour · Hipster-Friendly · Hole-in-the-Wall · Lunch with Friends · Place to Celebrate · Romantic · Salads · Seafood · Splurge · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · SW · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Worth a Walk in the Rain

Review: Mercato

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Mercato 904 NW Couch Street Portland, OR 503-219-9966 Map It! Rating:     UPDATE: Mercato is now closed. Wow, I think the Lunch Lady has a new favorite lunch spot in the Pearl. From the big screen TVs behind the counter (when we were there three were displaying the menu and the other was tuned […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Bring the Kids · Business Lunch · Closed · Coffee and More · Cute Waitstaff · First Date Place · Friendly Waitstaff · Garlic Lovers · Grand Opening · In Need of Caffeine · Italian · Lotsa Cheese! · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch and Shopping · Lunch with Friends · Pearl District · People-Watching · Pizza · Place to Celebrate · Spicy! · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Take the Out-of-Towners · Take the streetcar · To-Go, Please · Trendy

Review: E-San Thai Cuisine

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

E-San Thai Cuisine 133 SW Second Avenue Portland, OR 503-223-4090 Map It! Rating:       As Rachael Ray would say, Yum-o! When I stopped by E-San Thai Cuisine I was starving, so I probably would have devoured anything they put in front of me. However, the food was outstanding–so I pretty much ate until […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Business Lunch · Downtown · Leisure Lunch · Lunch with Friends · Noodles · Place to Celebrate · Romantic · Salads · Seafood · Special Events · Spicy! · SW · Take MAX · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Thai · To-Go, Please · Vegetarian · Worth a Walk in the Rain

HH Review: Portland City Grill

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Portland City Grill 111 SW Fifth Avenue, 30th Floor Portland, OR 503-450-0030 Map It! Rating:     This is THE happy hour experience you must do at least once if you are in Stumptown. That is, if you can get a table! My best advice: come early. The lunch menu at Portland City Grill is […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Burgers · Dining Room with a View · Downtown · Fashionistas · Happy Hour · Late Night · Noodles · People-Watching · Place to Celebrate · Romantic · Salads · Seafood · Splurge · Stiff Drinks · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Take the Out-of-Towners · Too Trendy · Unique to Portland

HH Review: The Sapphire Hotel

January 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Sapphire Hotel 5008 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 503-232-6333 **Opens at 4 p.m. Map It! Rating: Dark, candlelit and romantic, Sapphire Hotel is both a terrific place for a date or gathering with friends for happy hour. It’s an especially nice place to duck into on one of those long, rainy Stumptown winter afternoons, when […]

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Tags: $$ · Art · Burgers · Cute Waitstaff · Day Off Spot · First Date Place · Foodies Love It · Friendly Waitstaff · Happy Hour · Hipster-Friendly · Hole-in-the-Wall · Late Night · Liquid Lunch · Music · Neighborhood Haunts · Oh So Retro · People-Watching · Place to Celebrate · Romantic · Salads · SE · Stiff Drinks · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Take the Out-of-Towners · Vegan · Vegetarian

Review: Todai Sushi and Seafood Buffet CLOSED

January 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Todai Sushi and Seafood Buffet (Inside Pioneer Place) 340 SW Morrison Street, 4th Floor Portland, OR 97204 503-294-0007 Map It! Rating: It’s not everyday I get to enjoy endless sushi, salads, noodles, teriyaki chicken, multiple desserts and more all in one place! So I was extremely excited to try Todai—I actually skipped dinner the night […]

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Tags: $$$$ · Buffet · Chains · Chinese · Chopsticks · Downtown · Family Fun · First Date Place · Japanese · Lunch with Friends · Noodles · Place to Celebrate · Salads · Seafood · Splurge · Sushi · Take MAX · Take the Out-of-Towners

Review: The Cheesecake Factory

January 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The Cheesecake Factory (At Washington Square) 9309 SW Washington Square Road Portland, OR 503-620-1100 Map It! Rating: OK, the moniker The Cheesecake Factory is a little misleading, because this place serves WAY more than just cheesecake. In fact, for a chain restaurant, it’s some of the best food in the burbs! I try to avoid […]

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Tags: $$$ · $$$$ · Bring the Kids · Brunch for Lunch · Burgers · Business Lunch · Chains · Day Off Spot · Family Fun · First Date Place · Friendly Waitstaff · Leisure Lunch · Lunch and Shopping · Lunch with Friends · Outdoor Dining · People-Watching · Picky Eaters · Pizza · Place to Celebrate · Salads · Special Events · Splurge · SW · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Boss · Take the Out-of-Towners · Tigard · Trendy