Econo Lodge at Port of Portland
9520 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 252-6666
Fax: (503) 257-4848
El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Portland that offers breakfast day or night. Order up a delicious shrimp omelette with all the sides or an order of Huevos Rancheros whenever the craving hits. Try one of the many types of fajitas for dinner. The Villa complete with peppers, steak and onions, is especially filling. Cocktails are available. Do not let the unassuming exterior fool you; an authentic dining experience awaits you inside. The restaurant is clean and decorated with pottery, paintings and other tasteful items.
While Namaste's location in one of the city's lesser visited corners, a little distance away from the city center, is clearly not an advantage, Namaste has slowly, but surely made a name for itself thanks to the excellent fare on offer. The menu has excellent diversity with everything from your favorite pakoras and samosas for appetizers to the proverbial chicken tikka curry and tandoori specialties. Meat-eaters get an excellent choice in chicken, lamb and seafood preparations while vegetarians are well catered to with a selection of entrees with such delights as Malai Kofta and Shahi Paneer. There's a selection of biryanis for those who prefer rice preparations. Buffets are a specialty and offer great value. The dated decor, though uninspiring, lends a comfortable vibe to the place. The bar has a varied selection of spirits to cater to all tastes. One of the best places for an Indian meal in the city.
There are not too many places you can get a burger and a glass of champagne, but this is just that kind of place. Its location is prime in the middle of the humming Northeast Sandy Boulevard, and its food has won numerous awards from local media. Traditional breakfast fare includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and omelets. On the large menu you will find sandwiches, hamburgers and even stir-fry. Shrimp stir-fry is a tasty treat served with noodles. Come as you are at this unique eatery.
Located in the Shilo Suites Hotel at the Portland airport, this fine dining restaurant is a great place to enjoy a romantic interlude. Shilo Restaurant's ambiance is warm and elegant with plenty of fine linens and low lighting. The full bar serves cocktails, bottles of wine or whatever you prefer. Pasta lovers can choose from Seafood Fettucine, Linguine Pomodoro and other fabulous dishes. Those with heartier appetites will enjoy Coconut Shrimp or the porterhouse.
Thien Hong is a humble eatery located in the Northeast tenement, famous for its Salt & Pepper Squid. The place may not be that smart but all the value goes on the plate. What they deliver is a well laid-out menu with exceptional quality Chinese and Vietnamese specialties like Shrimp Fried Rice, Snow Pea Tips and Clams with Black Bean Sauce. Commendable service and value-for-money make this a definite must-visit in the area.
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is a great place to grab a meal while awaiting a flight or while coming back from a long trip. The place serves delicious burgers and great beer to complete your meal. The serving staff is well educated with the beer that they house on tap and you can rely on them to bring you a beer that will suit you just right.
Du's Grill is a poorly kept secret that many locals know about. Located on the edge of the Hollywood District in a hole in the wall joint, Du's Grill offers some of the best BBQ Teriyaki in town. The menu is limited and consists mainly of variations of Teriyaki Chicken, Pork and Beef, accompanied by rice and iceberg lettuce salad, but the portions are huge and the price is cheap. Dining in is nothing special, as the eating area is a bit cramped and free of decorations. Luckily, Du's Grill happily caters to to-go orders, and many patrons choose this route.
Sausage lovers unite! This cozy little eatery boasts more than a dozen types of low-fat chicken, garden and pork varieties of sausage dogs. Best of all, the prices are reasonable at Good Dog/Bad Dog. Sides include scrumptious baked beans, chips and outrageous chili. Located in the Portland International Airport's Concourse C and D, the Good Dog/Bad Dog is a perfect place for airport travelers to walk in and dig into the hot dog varieties.
Situated at Alameda Brewing Co., Alameda Brewhouse has more than just draft beers to offer you; instead, there is a full menu of Northwestern classics you are sure to enjoy. Starting with appetizers like hand-dipped beer battered onion rings and lemon-pepper chicken strips, you can move on to a meal comprising delicacies like grilled tequila-lime ahi tuna, smoked salmon tortellini, turkey pot pie and more. A wine selection is also on offer.
The 'Pig 'N Pancake' story started way back from 1961, and since then there has been no looking back for its owners Bob and Marianne Poole. The homemade and close to perfect pancakes at this eatery are simply delicious. Try the Buttermilk, Swedish, Sourdough and French Batter pancakes, and you'll be ready for more. These original creations of the Poole family have satisfied the palates of millions and have lived long enough to pass down to their generations. One could also find some tasty soups here, so go ahead and give the Pig a shot!
Named after the predatory fish from the Pacific, Cabezon is a classy restaurant that serves seafood prepared by the connoisseur in the kitchen David Farrell. Just like any great seafood restaurant, this restaurant too relies heavily on the local suppliers for fresh ingredients. Result is a long list of regular visitors who just cannot get enough of the refreshing taste of the dishes. Walk in to relish on the Mussels with Borlotti Beans or Chive Blinis with Trout Caviar for appetizers. The main course specialties include Cioppino and Halibut, which are equally delicious. End your meal with the specialty dessert selection which includes Lavender and honey crème brûlée and Callebaut Belgian chocolate pot de crème. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Sink your sweet tooth in the sugary goodness of cookies, cheesecakes, brownies and cupcakes at The Sugar Shop. The Sugar Shop is a name known to most locals of Northeast Portland, and you will find this food cart at the Rose City Food Park between NE 52nd and Sandy. The creative menu has a good choice of desserts with favorites like the Classic Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cookies and Chocolate Honey Mousse. Gluten-free options are available for those who are allergic. And they deliver everything with a smile!