Thursday, November 08, 2007

Nicole's Best Restaurants in Portland

Agree or disagree? Did I forget somewhere?

Bakery: Ken's Artisan Bakery
Brunch: Equinox, Stepping Stone, Industrial Cafe & Saloon
Dessert: Papa Haydn (Cassata), Pix
Donuts: VooDoo, duh!
French: Chez Machin, Le Happy (Salade Crepe)
Indian: Swagat (Sorry, Milan and Darsh's house isn't a restaurant)
Italian: Caffe Mingo
Latin: Pambiche
Malaysian: Kinta Restaurant
Mexican: classy- Cha, DF; not-so-classy- Muchas Gracias
Middle Eastern: Nicholas
Pizza: Pizza Oasis, Interstate Bowl
Pub Food: Laurelwood (nachos, chili, fries)
Seafood: Jake's
Southern: Screen Door
South American: Andina
Southwestern/TexMex: Esparza's
Sushi: Masu (Sq'eel roll!)
Thai: Monsoon, Thai Basil
Tibetan: Lungta
Vegetarian: Farm Cafe

Cheap: Muchas Gracias
Garlic Fries: Laurelwood
Mac & cheese: Le Bistro Montage (Spicy Mac or Tomato Pesto Mac. Surprisingly, their service has improved since they got credit card machines. Hmm.)
Cheese Sticks: Triple Nickel
Late Night: Muchas Gracias (24 hours), Holman's
Fast Food: Burgerville, Muchas Gracias
Splurge: clarklewis
Most Underrated: Holden's
Most Overrated: Pok Pok, Henry's Tavern, Amnesia Brewing
Best Service: Holden's

Coffee: Albina Press
Tea: Tao of Tea (at the Classical Chinese Garden)
Original Mixed Drinks: Cha, DF
Stiff Drinks: The Matador
Microbrew: Bridgeport Brewing (Blue Heron)
Martini: Brazen Bean (Pomegranite martini)

Happy hour: East, Brazen Bean
Smoky Dive Bar: Low Brow Lounge (I MAY just like this because of the prime location amongst the Pearlies...)
Smoky Dive Bar with Shuffleboard: Gil's Speakeasy

What this town NEEDS: 1. A scandinavian restaurant, centrally located please. Be sure to serve lefse! 2. GOOD pizza in Hollywood. (Sorry Laurelwood Pizza Co.... it's not so great.)

Places I have not been yet: Apizza Scholls, Lovely Hula Hands, Gravy, Le Pigeon and all those new ice cream/yogurt joints.

And yes, I live in northwest Portland....

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At 6:24 PM, November 08, 2007, Blogger amy said...

oh my god, tears are filling my eyes right now. is it sad that a list of restaurants and bars can do that?
goddamn, i miss portland!!!

At 12:47 PM, November 09, 2007, Blogger aluminumbradley said...

I think Helen Bernhardt bakery has better donut cakes than voodoo. That's coming from the donut man himself.

At 2:26 PM, November 09, 2007, Blogger nicole said...

Yeah, the donut OLD man!

At 1:16 AM, December 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah the speakeasy, does it still have the occational punkish like music?

Used to know a girl who lived in the apartments up above.

Cool old dive :)


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