Hawthorne Lobster House

Hawthorne Lobster House

2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Open Daily 4:30 – 10 pm hawthornelobsterhouse.com The newly-opened Hawthorne Lobster House claims to have “the best tail in Portland”. If the availability of fresh lobsters from the salt water tank in the entry and the delicious samples received by the writer is proof enough, it’s [...]

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3 Doors Down Café

3 Doors Down Café

1429 SE 37th Ave. off Hawthorne Open Tue–Sat: 5 – 9:30 pm • Sun: 4 – 9 pm  Closed Mondays 3doorsdowncafe.com Tucked in nicely on 37th St, 3 Doors Down Café off Hawthorne Blvd. is a neighborhood-friendly, gourmet-dining establishment. Co-owners Kathy Bergin and Dave Marth made their way from Connecticut [...]

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Bollywood Theater

Bollywood Theater

By Cat Wurdack   3010 SE Division Lunch and Dinner Daily 11 am – 10 pm 503.477.6699 When chef Troy MacLarty found his favorite south Indian regional street foods under-represented in Portland, he resolved to change that. He spent a year and a half cooking lots of Indian food and [...]

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Dot’s Cafe

Dot’s Cafe

By Cat Wurdack 2521 SE Clinton St. Mon – Fri 12 pm – 2:30 am Sat/Sun 10 am – 2:30 am Brunch until 2:30 pm 503.235.0203 Dot’s Cafe has been a Clinton neighborhood tradition since the nineties when it was frequented by the late Elliott Smith and other grunge artists. [...]

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Taqueria Nueve

Taqueria Nueve

727 SE Washington St. 503 954-1987 Tues – Sat, 5pm – 10pm Sun, 5pm – 9pm Closed Monday By Cat Wurdack   If you missed the earlier inception of chef Billy Schumaker’s legendary Mexican restaurant on Northeast 28th Street, you’re in luck because Taqueria Nueve (T9) is back and it’s [...]

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La Bamba Mexican Restaurante & Cantina

Carlo Vicenttin

4908 SE Powell 503.445.6341 Open seven days 11:30 am – 10 pm www.labambarestaurantes.com     The bright pink adobe restaurant conjures up a place one might eat in on a trip to Mexico, not right on Powell Blvd./Highway 26. Carlo Vicenttin, La Bamba owner, noticed the empty storefront on his [...]

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