Portland Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints
- FrugalDanny Jan 26, 2009 03:37 PM
I've been creating a Google Map of above average cheap eats comfort food joints on my website:
I would like to gather some more names to investigate further. If you have any please post here. Thank you Danny
These are the ones I have so far
Clinton Corner Cafe
El Indlo Mexican Restaurant
Hollywood Burger Bar
Otto's Sausage Kitchen & Meat
I've added Grants - yeah! and Byways
sanchez on the oregon page.
- I sure am open to carts
as well as to quote my blog::
Restaurants Diners Roadhouses Drive-ins Joints Dumps Dives Drivethrus Driveups Drivebys Stickups Greasy Spoons Hole-In-The-Walls Honky Tonks Barbecues BBQs Barbeques Bar-BQs Bar-B-Qs Bar-B-Ques Bars Broilers Cafes Cafeterias Cantinas Chop Houses Clubs Coffee Shops Delis Dining Cars Dinner Houses Fish Camps Fish Houses Fountains Grills Grocerys Ham Houses Huts Inns Kitchens Lobster Pounds Luncheonettes Lunchcounters Lunchwagons Markets Meat-And-Threes Nests Nooks Pantrys Parlors Pits Pizzerias Pubs Rail Cars Rib Houses Saloons Shacks Shantys Sheds Shops Smokehouses Stands Steakhouses Supper Clubs Taps Taquerias Taverns Trailers Trucks WhatChamacallits WhatNots and WhatEvers!
hmm? every time I have been(maybe 6) the service toggles between curt and lackadaisical! seriously, Im not trying to be a pisser here. Slow drink replacements, serving/seating others that arrived considerably later then I, no check ups, surly attitude, etc.....and Never, not once have I left less then 15%(which is why I quit going, because its not worth 5%, little lone 15%).
Compare that to the service I have gotten at all the other locations, including Silk(their peal district bistro), and I am befuddled by everyones defense of the Beaverton locale!
If you're going to mention Ha & VL, keep in mind that they typically sell out of their soups by around 11:30am or noon. Also, their bread and other pastries are from Lanvin on 82nd, behind Pho Oregon. I'm actually not a fan of Lanvin's bread at all, and if I were to rank the banh mi joints, it would go like this...
1. An Xuyen
2. Best Baguette
3. Binh Minh
Props to Binh Minh, though, for stocking a deli fridge full of Vietnamese snacks that you'd typically find at any convenience store setting like nem chua.
I think Potato Champion is a bit overrated. The only thing separating it from the "poutine" I can get at a sports bar is the lack of chairs there on SE 12th and Hawthorne.
Pho An on Sandy used to be an outpost of Pho Oregon, but I thought the broth was too salty on my first two visits, which is why I switched over to Pho Oregon on 82nd.
While I don't frequent Pho Van I will say this: their nem nuong (grilled sausage) is spot on. And now that BCTD is gone, it's also one of the few places where you can order banh cuon and roll your own spring rolls.
I'll also give a shout out to Ken's Artisan Bakery. They've got a pulled pork sandwdich that's out of this world:
considering the level of support for Pho - thinking seriously about doing a map just for pho! how many pho joints in the metro are above average would you guess...
Hamburgers: Clyde Common HH, Georges Giant Hamburger, Hollywood Burger Bar
Hot dogs: SuperDog(two locations), Zachs Shack, Otto's deli
BBQ; Podnahs, Delicious pit texas bbq, Busters texas style bbq(3 locations)
Pizza: I dont know if your requirement is cheap, if so, I cant help ya......Im way to much of a pizza snob to bother with bad/mediocre pie. that being said, the best pizza in Portland(in order) are: Apizza Scholls, Kens artisan, Nostrana, Flying Pie