Econo Lodge City Center
1889 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-7646
Fax: (503) 459-4000
1889 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, US, 97201
- Phone: (503) 226-7646
- Fax: (503) 459-4000
Bars & Cafes
Nestled within Portland State University campus, The Cheerful Tortoise is a wonderful haven for students, offering them a lively break from their studies. This family-run sports bar boasts of more than 40 televisions, over 15 draft beers and entertaining games like Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee and Mega Touch. They also have two pool tables, where you can enjoy a few rounds with your friends. Their free Wi-Fi service ensures that you are not disconnected from your virtual life. Enjoy cold beers along with burgers and wings, while enjoying the cool breeze on the patio.
Although this is a fairly large chain, this is the only location in Oregon. The Civic Auditorium is just across the street and makes this steakhouse a likely choice before the theater. If you are hungry, go for it and order the 24-ounce Porterhouse. If you cannot finish it, you will have the makings of a great sandwich for lunch tomorrow. The only drawback is the side dishes that run your tab up as quickly as the cocktails. Full bar service is available. The dim lights and classy decor makes for an ideal location to enjoy an intimate meal with close ones.
With the help of the celebrated local Chef David Machado, Nel Centro brings the refined flavors from the cuisines of Italian and French Riviera to Downtown Portland. A part of Hotel Modera, the restaurant's menu has decent options in entrees, salads, starters and side dishes. For entrees you can try the scrumptious specialty Cacciucco, which is Seafood Stew with Grilled Levain cooked in Livornese Style, and Beef Tenderloin with Pommes Frites. The steaks such as Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin are succulent and appeasing to the taste-buds. If you are looking to hangout with your friends, then head to the outdoor patio which is replete with fire-pits. Expect a huge crowd during happy hours as the drinks and food specials offered here have made this one of the best happy hours hangouts in the city. To add to the vibrant atmosphere is the live jazz performances which are scheduled on weekend nights.
Located on the bottom floor of a downtown apartment building, this relaxing spot caters to college students, some business-people and an eclectic mix of folks. With a comfortable air, all tension will fade once you grab a spot in an oversized booth. If that does not do the trick, order a beverage from the full bar. You can enjoy a hearty breakfast any time of the day or night. The rest of the menu is comprised of typical diner food; hot soups, juicy burgers and more.
Well, this place says a lot about Portland, or perhaps, sings a lot! One of the few karaoke bars for revelers in the city. It is 'the' place to go to if you know you sound bad and your friends still love you. Expect drunk people dancing and having a great time in their own right during Happy Hour. Definitely not a place for a sit-down dinner and conversation! Bathroom singers welcome by all means.
With its combination of atmosphere, food and downtown location, Mandarin Cove has consistently been rated one of the city's finest Chinese restaurants. The decor features Chinese good luck colors of red and pink. Servers in tuxedos provide friendly, professional service and make recommendations from the extensive menu. You will find everything from Kung-Pao Chicken to specialties like Mandarin Shrimp, along with a full bar. Lunch specials are available throughout the week. You can also enjoy Happy Hour special discount rates and unlimited appetizers here. Worth a shot!
Probably the only Middle-Eastern themed restaurant in Portland, Mummy's delights with an excellent menu of Egyptian food; again, somewhat of a rarity in the city, and quirky interiors that add a fun aspect to the proceedings. A warm, but somewhat loud orange color palette dominates the interiors at Mummy's. Egyptian murals and pharaoh statues are the highlight of the decor. Ornate lanterns and cryptic symbols inscribed on the bar pillars add a nice touch. Overall, the interiors exude a comfortable vibe. Hearty Egyptian fare dominates the menu with a number of Middle Eastern favorites thrown in for good measure. The square bar is the center point of the restaurant and has a diverse selection of spirits as well as cocktails to keep the conversations flowing. Belly dancing adds a fun factor while you enjoy the food.
Three Degrees offers some of the best local American fare in town. To add to this already stellar quality are the stunning views from the eatery's patio, which is located on the riverfront. Situated at the River Place Hotel, Three Degrees is like a breath of fresh air (literally) from stuffy restaurants that give no view except of a wall. So enjoy the outdoors and order from an eclectic menu of largesse proportions like the King Salmon Dish. During Happy Hour, grab a drink from the bar and head to the teak rocking chairs on the terrace, and watch the world go by.
Tired of the usual mundane routine that sets in everyday life? Plan a reunion with your friends at Champion Sports Bar and enjoy the thrill of the company along with decent food and television-watching. If sports is what gives your adrenaline a rush, you bet, you will enjoy watching your favorite sports event on the TVs at the bar while you linger over your favorite drink. The bar, being clean and airy, provides for a nice place to relax while watching sports and several sports events.
Rolling into one of the fancier waterfront establishments on a pair of skates can make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, Little River Cafe—deli-style eatery has wide open doors and cement floors so you can always feel comfortable in ordering a BLT and more (with melted cheese) or a huge scoop of Umpqua ice cream. Choose from lots of deli sandwiches, bakery goods, coffees, soups and salads.
Swirl a glass of Pinot Noir and sip it on the riverfront. Thirst Wine Bar and Bistro's setting couldn't be more perfect. The soft gurgling at Riverplace Esplanade is not only the water. Wines, especially from the Pacific Northwest, flow freely to cheer and warm hearts. Food comes in the size of small plates and bites. The only riverfront wine bar in the city, this place doesn't disappoint on any occasion!
Park Avenue Cafe is a favorite with students. The relaxed atmosphere is conducive to studying or chitchatting with pals. Choose from convenient treats such as cookies and pastries. You can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or a bowl of soup, perfect accompaniments to a rainy downtown day. Gyros and other culinary delights are available for heartier appetites. You will appreciate the great service when you are in a hurry.