Econo Lodge Expo Center
405 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1421
Phone: (503) 285-7777
Fax: (503) 286-8834
405 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, US, 97211-1421
- Phone: (503) 285-7777
- Fax: (503) 286-8834
Once a working firehouse, Firehouse 29 has been transformed and revitalized into a sustainable and eco-friendly restaurant. Today, Firehouse Restaurant works hard at remaining a low environmental impact business, with their own vegetable and herb garden, reclaimed wood for the bar, benches, tables and chairs and a seasonal menu. The restaurant features a wood-fired oven that perfectly cooks the freshly made gourmet pizzas. The Firehouse Restaurant offers private dinning for large groups and family style dinners.
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.
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.
Authentic Mexican artwork and colorful, cozy booths provide a genuine Southwestern dining experience. The cheerful staff will serve your favorite daiquiri or other cocktail while you study the expansive menu and munch on chips and salsa. You will find plenty of affordable Mexican entrees, from tacos to tostadas, chimichangas to fajitas. Health-conscious patrons may prefer one of the vegetarian or seafood dishes.
This is a bright, family restaurant that has become a local fixture. Even more affordable is the lunch menu that is served between 11a and 3p. A favorite is the kung pao and many dishes come with veggies. There is plenty of parking, and the banquet room can handle as many as 30, so bring your family or group. Reservations are advised for parties of six or more. There is a full bar with large and small tables and booths.
This restaurant serves Abyssinian delights. Slightly less spicy than one would normally expect from this type of food, the dishes do not lack flavor. In fact, they are delectably rich in flavors and give a joyride to the taste-buds. The saucy meals are eaten with biddeena bread. Although the menu is heavy on chicken and lamb, there are vegetarian-friendly dishes. Request the chutney if you need to add a little more zip to your dish.
If it takes Rodney Muirhead, Podnah's creator, a 5a wake-up call to get the pit going, you know the meat here is gonna be good. Smoking nearly 200 pounds of meat in a Texas style barbecue every single day ensures only the juiciest, most tender cuts cooked to absolute perfection reach your plate. Another hard to resist item on the menu are the California styled pulled pork sandwiches claimed to be one of Portland's best. And if you can't wait till lunch to get a bit of the action, then Podnah even serves weekend breakfasts that includes House Smoked Trout Hash, breakfast tacos and buttermilk biscuits and gravy. So for a good ol' Texas BBQ while in Portland, head down to Podnah's Pit.
E'Njoni Cafe is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. The plates are served on traditional Ethiopian bread and the servings are wonderfully large. As is the custom, customers eat with their hands, but silverware is offered. Besides a great assortment of meat and vegetarian options that are seasoned to perfection, the infused beverages offer unique experiences. There are house cocktails and wines as well as herbal teas that can be served with or without alcohol. The restaurant owner will often greet tables to ensure that they are enjoying their experience. The atmosphere is familial, warm, and romantic. A great first dater, E'Njoni Cafe has something for everyone.
Featuring ample outdoor space with a front and back patio, not to mention open-air dining room, the ever-popular Bye and Bye has become a Portland staple. Dancing to the beat of its own drum, much like the rest of Stumptown, this vegan restaurant cum lounge and cocktail bar is located in the Northeast neighborhood. Locals swear by the weeping tiger sandwich, which will turn any carnivore into a plant-loving reformist. House cocktails are expertly mixed by crafty, tattooed bartenders and served in the hipster favorite mason jar. With uniquely Portland offerings, it's hard to pass up this popular establishment.
The Grilled Cheese Grill in downtown Portland is a great place to grab some lunch or dinner. Their main appeal is their Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a crowd will generally be created for this classic American meal. There's outdoor seating available although if you come during lunch, anticipate the need to stand because of the crowd. Because of this no frills menu, it makes it great for kids because who isn't a kid when they get a grilled cheese in their hands?
Chat over good food and music at this friendly neighborhood cafe. Breakfast options include, sandwiches, scrambled eggs, salads, grits, and pancakes, while the kids' menu boasts some interesting names. Vegetarians and vegans also have lots to choose from. Tin Shed Garden cafe can boast of the most awesome breakfast experience in the neighborhood comprising of organic ingredients and free range eggs. A spacious patio, live entertainment and pet-friendly policy makes Tin Shed even more appealing. It is also dog friendly and has a doggie menu as well. Wednesday nights are doggie nights where your pooch will get a free meal after 6p! Weekends tend to get crowded, so plan accordingly.
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.