Goonies Day, an epic steak dinner, and PDX Beer Week
Thursday, June 5th: PDX Beer Week starts today with a kick-off party, a Ninkasi tasting, a pub crawl, tap takeovers & more. Oh, and it goes on like that for nine more days.
Saturday, June 7th: Today is officially Goonies Day (!) in Astoria, where the flick was filmed/set, and they're doing it big with everything from treasure hunts, to screenings, to a Truffle Shuffle Stout on tap from Fort George Brewery.
Saturday, June 7th: You know what time it is: it's time for The World Naked Bike Ride, and then for the after-party, which promises DJs, dancing, food carts, $3 beer, and probably still more nudity.
Despite what the name may suggest, Burnside Brewing Co. isn't just about the beer. Yes, they've got plenty of it, with over 25 to choose from, including house beers, seasonal favorites, and permanent tap fixtures. But it isn't just about the booze here, as this spot also challenges typical notions about bar food by offering, alongside the expected burgers and fries, dishes like gnocchi, smoked salmon carpaccio, hanger steak, and a take on the Thai Massaman curry.
Lardo is a cool low-key pork-centered sandwich shop, with a charming outdoor patio, a offers bunch of draft beer options as well. The star on the menu is the LPB Sandwich, which comes with lamb/pork/beef sausage, labneh, zaatar, cucumbers, fennel slaw, and pickled peppers. Whatever you order though, the fries here are an absolute must. The Lardo Fries, thin and crispy, topped with Parmesan and fried herbs, are a showstopper.
Irving Street Kitchen's got a classic space with wood-accented bar and serves up a killer Bloody Mary.
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.
With casual dining and a skiball-intensive beer ball downstairs -- plus swinging hammock chairs everywhere and swinging benches at its courtyard tables -- EastBurn is a neighborhood mainstay. There’s also full dinner service outside, making this bar close to being a restaurant.