Econo Lodge Near Clackamas Town Center
4512 S.E. 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 774-8876
Fax: (503) 788-9473
Enjoy Southern-style smoked meats at Campbell's, a city institution that has been firing up Portland's taste buds for close to two decades. The restaurant's pride is the authentic wood-fired Texas barbecue pit that's responsible for giving an irresistible flavor to the delightful array of meats, pies and barbecue specialties on offer. The menu offers a diverse selection barbecue classics like Smoked Turkey and Beef Brisket as well as a good choice in pies. The sandwiches, stuffed with the smoky meats and laden with the choices barbecue choices are heavenly. The small choice of salads and sides goes well with the food on offer. The Beer and wine lists prove to be good accompaniments to wash down the flavorful meats. The house-made desserts are not to be missed. With a homely atmosphere and a highly casual vibe, the award-winning Campbell's offers one of the city's best barbecue experiences in town.
Powell's Seafood Restaurant is a great choice to try out some Chinese seafood delicacies in Portland. Regulars would vouch for their Salt and Pepper Squid and Walnut Shrimp. The atmosphere and service is super-friendly and that leaves patrons coming back for more to Powell's. The rustic decor also does its bit to offer a comfortable dining experience. Do try it, if you are looking for a reasonably-priced seafood restaurant given that you love Chinese.
Torta-landia can be easily described in three words – Burritos, Tortas and Margaritas. Exceptional variety and great quality make this hole-in-the-wall the neighborhood's go-to spot. It has everything going for it – super-friendly staff, amazing food and fun atmosphere, equaling to a memorable dining experience. The menu lets you in on a Mexican street-food extravaganza with a lot to choose from – Traditional Street Tacos, Carnitas del Diablo Burrito, Pescado Torta, Chile Verde along with sides and saucy salsa dips. Order a pitcher of their fresh margarita or a pint of beer, and enjoy the good time with good company.
Offering sushi, tempura and box meals at discount prices, this is the place to go for Japanese cuisine. It is less crowded than the more popular Southeast restaurants closer to downtown, but it is hard to understand why. With its plain exterior and inexpensive prices, some aficionados may predict a lack of quality, but one glance at the sushi bar will change that. The fish is fresh and expertly prepared. The atmosphere is casual yet traditional. Try the house favorite sushi rolls — Unagi (barbecued eel), Saba (mackerel) and Tobiko (flying fish roe). Beer and sake are available. Visit the website for more information.
Enjoy a classic Vietnamese fare at Pho Van. Keeping it a family affair, the food comes straight out of a mother's cookbook and is made from authentic ingredients using traditional styles. The menu covers all courses that starts off with appetizers such as Chả Giò Chay that are crispy vegetable rolls or the Tangy Beef salad. Mains are categorized as either with rice or noodles topped off with specials such as Cơm Cà Ri Gà (Vietnamese chicken curry) or Bún Tôm Thịt (honey lemongrass pork & shrimp). A great place to try perhaps a more unfamiliar part of Asia and also one where you can bring the kids along.
Locally sourced ingredients and an innovative choice of burgers have made this little place, a star among Portland's burger fanatics. The Foster Burger is their signature creation, made with ethically raised beef, char grilled to perfection. Other specialties include the Turkey Bacon Burger, Kiwi Burger and The Burner. The delightful selection of sides include a choice of poutine and the inventive Black & White Fries. There's milkshakes, sodas, juices as well as cocktails and beers to go with your burgers. The wood-dominated interiors are warmly-lit. Vintage theater and concert flyers plastered across the walls add a bit of quirkiness to the space. Check website for more.
The waitstaff at Daily Planet restaurant will treat you right. Start with a glass of wine or draft beer while you look over the appetizing menu. Try the specialty of the house, the delicious steaks or a simple yet satisfying cheeseburger. Ask your server about the special of the day. Although the decor is plain and unassuming, the food is inexpensive and hearty. Kids are welcome too.
The amigos at El Gallo Taqueria take their specials to the streets of Portland. Their cheap treats feature some of the best Mexican you can find, made from scratch with beautiful ingredients, all fresh and locally sourced. Their crisp tortillas are to die for and if still that doesn't furnish your death wish, there is the Melt Your Face salsa that really get the taste buds flaring. All this in great portions with handy take-out options and under 10 bucks. So for affordable, wholesome and delicious food, try El Gallo Taqueria.
Bete-Lukas stands on the second level of a fairly nondescript building with nothing except a signboard to indicate its presence. The uninspiring location however, has not stopped it from being frequently ranked among the best African restaurants in the city. Expect a diverse selection of specialties from the Ethiopian palate served up in traditional style. Start off with the selection of appetizers and salads featuring among others, a choice of Sambusa. Tibs are a weekend specialty that should not be missed. For the main course, there's an excellent choice in meat and seafood specialties. Vegetarians are well catered to with more than a few choices on the menu. The veggie and meat combos feature an excellent assortment of the menu favorites. The bar has a diverse selection of spirits to suit most tastes. The atmosphere inside is comfortable, with the spacious dining room giving a homely vibe. The catering service on offers is a good bet for offering something different on your next party.
Honest, home-style cooking and a focus on traditional cooking methods separate Mi Mero Mole from a host of other Mexican eateries in the city. Guisados and a selection of other popular street foods inspired by the culinary culture of Mexico City is a specialty of the place. Authentic cooking methods and traditional ingredients is at the core of their food philosophy and takes preference over the often practical methods used in most restaurants. Needless to say, you'll experience a definite difference in flavors and taste at Mi Mero Mole. Choose from an excellent menu of guisados that offer great variety ranging from meats and seafood to even a vegetarian and vegan choice. Classic favorites like quesadillas and tacos have a good following while the burritos are especially popular. Apart from the limited selection of beers and wines on offer, the huge choice in tequilas, mezcals and cocktails should be enough for most tastes. Tequila lovers can take advantage of the flights available at the bar. Drop by for an authentic Mexican experience.
Take your craving for South Carolina-style chicken-fried steak to southeast Portland's Delta Cafe, where delicacies of the delta are prepared with loving care. This friendly, popular spot is frequented by college students and professionals. The colorful hangout rests above the Portland gray cloud cover in its own warm and sunny Southern space-time continuum. Although the wait may be long, the fabulous fixings awaiting you are well worth the wait. Beer and mixed drinks are served. Try the succulent Fried Chicken. Remember, the fun begins at 5p daily.
Mickey Finn's Brew Pub may at first seem to be a knockoff of the McMenamins' monumental empire. After entering, you will see that it has a style all its own. Catering to a mid-20s to mid-40s crowd, the atmosphere is relaxed and buzzing with conversations. The food is filling and prices are low even for a good-sized sandwich. Enjoy happy hour prices when appetizers and brews can be had for just a couple of dollars. Serving traditional American fare, this local hang-out scores high on the popularity scale.