Business Trip - Portland
I will be traveling to Portland next Monday through Wednesday from Phoenix and looking for something quintessentially Portland. I will be living on Hayden Island, working by University Park and on somewhat of a budget (about $20/meal). Open to all types of food and need recommendations for all 3 meals. Are there any places in the area that will show me what Portland is all about that won't break the bank? Thanks in advance.
If you are willing to move further afield than N Portland...
My favorite places on a budget:
Por que no tacqueria
Toro Bravo (budget caveat...I always spend more than I intend to...might be better if you had a companion because you'd get to try more stuff)
Portland also has some great bakeries to try...
Grand Central (a good regional chain)
You might hit New Seasons Grocery, a local grocery with a regional.organic focus:
6400 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
First off, there's nothing on Hayden Island aka Jantzen Beach but Hooters & Village Inn. Skip it.
In North Portland (near U Park) your best chances are:
LadyBug Organic Coffee, great bakery in St Johns.
Flavor Spot waffles, just a cart really but good! http://flavourspot.com/ on Lombard.
Di Prima Dolci http://www.diprimadolci.com/diprimado...
A couple of classic places not far from you are the taco truck at Killingsworth and Interstate, and Fire on the Mountain, for wings. A little farther afield, but not too far is the area where Toro Bravo, Widmer Brewing, and the White Eagle are all located. All the aforementioned places will give you a great taste of Portland.