505 N. Pacific Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 636-4610
Fax: (360) 636-4092
Bars & Cafes
The Grant House Restaurant is a picturesque location which abruptly pulls you back into an era gone by. The restaurant building is a Southern style House built somewhere in the 1800s. The well maintained green lawn with dainty chairs and tables promise an elegant experience. The stunning location of The Grant House is complemented by a gorgeous array of American fare which is meticulously prepared and served. The bar brims with an impressive list of wines and beers. A part of the Grant House experience is the Happy Hour which has gained popularity among bar regulars. Service has always managed to stay above par and consistent.
Lapellah is a unique American restaurant located in the buzzing streets of Vancouver. The Lapellah has a rustic charm with a sophisticated feel. The red and navy blue furnishing around amber tables are coupled with a beautiful row of lights, giving the place a very relaxed feel. The food served here is traditionally American albeit cooked over wood fired ovens and grills. The ingredients used are from local farms which assures its freshness. Tap beer and various interesting cocktails and mixes feature on the bar menu. The service is beautifully in sync with customer demands which adds to a assured great time at Lapellah.
Portland's very own tropical paradise, Island Cafe, offers all the holiday prerequisites. From an unbeatable location on the Columbian shores to hearty meals to colorfully concocted cocktails with umbrellas, its easy to figure out why the place is so popular. While it is a good drive up from downtown Portland, this restaurant on Hayden Island, is a great place to escape from the city and enjoy a picnicking day out with family and friends. Specials on the menu include the Californian burger, cups of clam chowder and the lobster roll. So for a pleasant day out on the waterfront, head on down to the Island Cafe.
The Leisure Public House is the ultimate place to carry out leisure activities, what with the quiz nights, bingo and happy hour promotions that it offers weekly. The open-mic nights see a lot of crowds cheering for the various singers. There is a pool table for groups to play and enjoy the game. One can try bocce- a kind of ball game which is played with fervor here. There are Hummus, Pastrami Reuben, Caprese and Roasted Turkey sandwiches that can be relished with the drinks. Spend an evening here and leave with pleasant memories of the night.
This is one of the best places around to hear live bluegrass. Originally built in 1905 as part of the Lewis and Clark Exposition, a glass dome covers a classic hardwood interior. It provides a fun spot for the local and national acts that make it a regular stop. Ticket prices vary with the act, but there is never a cover charge. You will find all the typical McMenamins menu fare like salads, sandwiches and burgers. All signature McMenamins beers and wines are available as well. Pets are allowed in the patio, so bring your furry friend and enjoy the evening.
The Ponderosa Lounge has long been the best at putting its customers at ease and still carries on its tradition. The lounge serves as a venue featuring live bands, two huge dance floors, lottery slot gaming machines and two big screen televisions. For those who would like to hone their country dancing skills - Ponderosa offers partner and dancing lessons. Throw a party here and be the toast of the town.
Burrito House restaurant is not quite like going south of the border& it is more like a Mexican restaurant in Texas. The dark setting has both booths and tables. Margaritas are made with both wine and tequila and the Chimichanga is tasty. The Taco Plate is good for those who like variety. Salads are served with most entrees. You might not want to clean your plate, so you can leave room for deep-fried ice cream or a Fruity Changa. While not the cheapest Mexican food in town, you will certainly find a good variation of it.
Sitting on the Columbia riverbank, Salty's on the Columbia definitely is not a fish out of water. The superb service and seafood equal the enchanting dining experience on the river. Try the fresh salmon with strawberry-spearmint salsa and red potatoes. Outdoor seating is available on the terrace, where the tables offer a wonderful view of the Fourth of July fireworks show. Live piano music adds to the ambiance on weekend nights. Full bar service is available.
Formerly, the Kenton Hotel is now home to Kenton Station restaurant. This building dates back to 1909 and is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
The Foggy Notion is a wonderfully cozy neighborhood dive bar where you can head for cheap drinks and pinball. Cocktail-lovers are sure to be pleased with the selection that includes concoctions like the interestingly named Hot Monkey Love, Swanky Marie and The Lolita. Draft beers are also on offer, and the food menu includes pub-grub like blackened fish tacos and fresh beer-battered fish and chips. The occasional live music event enhances this bar's appeal further.
A father and daughter team opened this friendly pub in 1994. Since then, they have earned a reputation for offering the freshest foods and friendliest service. Come as you are and enjoy the casual atmosphere. Try a mountainous burger or sandwich like the Chicken Riganato Sandwich. It is truly unique and imparts a savory Greek flair. The full bar will pour your favorite brew or mixed drink. After eating, play some lottery games, shoot some pool, or watch one of the satellite televisions.
Named for its founder, who was told he was crazy to put a Greek deli in the outskirts of Portland, Mad Greek Deli caters to a special taste. Located near Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus and the business and shopping districts of Hillsboro and Beaverton, the deli is popular among blue and white-collar workers. The Gyros Plate comes with two pieces of pita, veggies and feta cheese. Try the roasted chicken, lasagna, burgers, sandwiches and Greek fries. There are a few small tables inside, and the deli also includes a market. The restaurant offers delivery, catering, carryout wines, imported beers and Greek coffee.