Vancouver, WA 98660
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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 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.
The Oregon Public House has brought a change to the drinking scene in Portland. Founded by a team of benevolent people, this family-friendly pub does not aim at earning profits; whatever income they make, is donated to charitable organizations. Even the employees here, are just volunteers, who are not paid for serving you. A rotating selection of delicious beers on tap, perfectly accompany the menu of sandwiches, burgers and more, and are moderately priced. While professional bartenders may not mix your drinks, be assured that the community is benefiting by your purchase here.
Close friends, Scott Lawrence and Tony Petraglia, motivated by their love for beers and brewing, established Breakside Brewery in northeast Portland in 2010. This brew pub offers over more than ten freshly brewed libations on tap. Their most popular variety is the India Pale Ale (IPA), providing guests a choice between Safe Word Triple IPA, Trinidad Scorpion Double IPA, Autumn Gold Session IPA or the classic IPA. The food section offers a delicious array of salads, sandwiches, burgers, grilled chicken, wraps, and they even have an exclusive menu for kids. In 2013, Breakside set up an offshoot in Milwaukie; the opening was a huge celebration.
This hipster-packed theme bar wistfully encapsulates a mid-century fascination with the namesake tropical paradise. Though not large, the space comes with pool tables, one of the best juke-boxes in town and a very relaxed patio. Get there early on weekdays for happy hour from 4-7pm. Perhaps best known for their "Church of the Bloody Mary," a fistful of house-made Mary mixers are on special, with all the fixings, until 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Early risers on Saturday can get a genuine Voodoo Doughnut. Though the food is generally more of an afterthought compared with the serious business of drinking, the deep-fried delights are quite reasonably priced.
If you love beer, then you will walk out all smiles after a visit to Saraveza. Located on Killingsworth Street, the pub has a unique selection of local brews available in bottles and on taps, which are hard to find elsewhere. It prides on its award winning selections like Barley Brown’s Turmoil and He'Brew Jubelation. And that's not all, as you can munch on the varieties of pasties on offer. Try the specialty Reuben pasty and Potater pasty or you can also savor the pickled deviled eggs and charcuterie board. Call ahead to know more.