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Review: Skyline Restaurant

December 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Skyline Restaurant 1313 NW Skyline Boulevard Portland, OR 97229 503-292-6727 Map It! Rating: Foodies around the world know the name James Beard, one of the most acclaimed American chefs of all time, so it’s a little odd to see a browned-with-age newspaper clipping framed on the wall at Skyline touting Beard’s professed devotion for this […]

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Tags: $$ · Bring the Kids · Burgers · Day Off Spot · Diner Grub · Family Fun · Finger Food · Friendly Waitstaff · Hangover Cure · Hot Dogs · Leisure Lunch · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch with Friends · NW · Oh So Retro · Portland Classic · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Out-of-Towners · Unique to Portland

Review: Rose’s (Lloyd location)

November 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Rose’s Restaurant and Bakery (Lloyd Center location) 1200 NE Broadway Portland, Oregon 97232 503-954-2758 Map it! Rating: On a recent rainy, dreary Portland day, my lunch partner and I were looking for some hearty comfort food to get us through the bleakness that is fall in the Pacific Northwest. We took off toward Lloyd Center […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Art · Bagels · Bakery · Bring the Kids · Burgers · Deli · Diner Grub · Friendly Waitstaff · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch and Shopping · Multiple Locations · NE · Pickles · Salads · Stumptown Lunch Favorite · Take Mom and Dad · Take the Out-of-Towners · Unique to Portland · Worth a Walk in the Rain

Review: La Vang Restaurant

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

La Vang Restaurant 17790 SW Pilkington Road Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 503-697-6253 Map It! Rating:    It might be tucked away on a quiet Lake Oswego side street, but if you are craving good Vietnamese food then La Vang Restaurant is definitely worth the trip. And don’t let the strip mall location fool you; the […]

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Tags: $$ · Bring the Kids · Hole-in-the-Wall · Lake Oswego · Neighborhood Haunts · Noodles · Take Mom and Dad · To-Go, Please · Vietnamese

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

Review: Buffalo Wild Wings

January 21st, 2008 · 15 Comments

  Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar (Downtown location) 327 SW Morrison Street Portland, OR 503-224-1309 Map It! Rating:     I waited patiently for months for Buffalo Wild Wings to open up on SW Morrison. Sure, I could have visited their other location out in Hillsboro, but who really wants to drive that far […]

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Tags: $$ · Burgers · Chains · Downtown · Family Fun · Finger Food · Friendly Waitstaff · Garlic Lovers · Grand Opening · Hillsboro · Liquid Lunch · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch and a Movie · Lunch and Shopping · Lunch with Friends · Office Party · Silverware Optional · Spicy! · Sports Bar · Take MAX · Take Mom and Dad · Where the Boys Are · Wings

Review: IKEA Cafe

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

IKEA Café 10280 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 503-282-4532 Map It! Rating:   Welcome to the world of IKEA. Yeah, Stumptown finally has our very own mega-shopping paradise, and along with that comes the meaty-goodness that are IKEA’s Swedish meatballs! But there is more to the IKEA café than just the meatballs. The selections include […]

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Tags: $ · $$ · Day Off Spot · Family Fun · Hot Dogs · Lotsa Meat! · Lunch and Shopping · Macaroni and Cheese · Meatballs · NE · Salads · Take MAX · Take Mom and Dad

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: 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