1. Gilt Club306 NW Broadway, Portland
2. Pambiche2811 NE Glisan St, Portland
3. PaaDee6 SE 28th, Portland
4. The Observatory8115 SE Stark St, Portland
5. Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen835 SW 2nd, Portland
6. RingSide Steakhouse2165 W Burnside St, Portland
7. 3 Doors Down Cafe1429 SE 37th Ave, Portland
No need to feel guilty if you've thrown back a few at Gilt Club, they have a great happy that everyone should take advantage of, as well as delicious American fare.
Pambiche specializes in traditional Cuban comfort food, using family-owned recipes for more than a decade. And if you're in the mood for a drink, they also feature a great happy hour as well.
PaaDee's mission is to provide Thai comfort food to the masses, specifically Portland's masses, and the menu contains some of the restaurant's founders' favorite dishes from childhood.
Not to be confused with the landmark/museum, THIS Observatory serves upscale dinners, quick lunches of the sandwich and salad variety, and signature cocktails that offers fresh and fruity takes on your go-to classics.
Luc Lac sports an interior reflecting French influences and an expanded menu of recipes from a grandma nice enough to treat you to greens with Hennessy-seared cubes of tenderloin (Damn, you ballin’, nana!), and tomato fried rice or tamarind-lemongrass-broth-steamed mussels, aka Mike Katz if you steal his t-shirt.
RingSide is one of Portland’s most classic steakhouses, serving some of the best cuts of steak, chops, and chicken entrees in town. While the fries are predictably good, it’s the spicy cheese Jojo’s with Parmesan and herbs during happy hour that steal the show. This spot also boasts a serious stash of wine, featuring more than 700 labels.