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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

HH Review: Henry’s 12 Street Tavern

February 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern 10 NW 12th Street Portland, OR 503-227-5320 * Happy hour runs daily from 3 to 6 pm Map It! Rating:       OK, Henry’s has a great happy hour menu, but it’s almost too much trouble finding a seat to even bother going! I can understand the mad rush at […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Burgers · Day Off Spot · Great Fries · Happy Hour · Lunch and Shopping · Lunch with Friends · Macaroni and Cheese · NW · Pearl District · People-Watching · Take the streetcar · Too Trendy

Review: Virginia Café

February 11th, 2008 · No Comments

  Virginia Café NEW ADDRESS: 820 SW 10th Avenue Portland, OR 503-227-0033 Map It! Rating:     [Editor’s Note: It’s official, the Virginia Cafe has moved to 820 SW 10th Avenue, just across from the library. We are planning to check out the new digs and let you know what we think very soon!] Over the […]

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Tags: $$ · $$$ · Burgers · Diner Grub · Dive Bar Lunch · Don't Bring the Kids · Downtown · Friendly Waitstaff · Great Fries · Hangover Cure · Happy Hour · Hipster-Friendly · Liquid Lunch · Lunch with Friends · Neighborhood Haunts · Oh So Retro · People-Watching · Portland Classic · Stiff Drinks · SW · Take MAX · 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