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Feb 1, 2009 03:17 PM

PDX - what's good and open all afternoon?

Planning to drive down to Portland from Seattle in a few weeks - sometimes it takes us too long to get going and I arrive in the midafternoon, too late to catch lunch at any of the spots on my list. Usually end up at a McMenamin's. Any superior options for a bite to eat in the deadzone between lunch and dinner? Also interested in late night suggestions.

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  1. Navarre is open late lunch.
    Or for something more basic yet still excellent, try Grand Central Bakery for soup & sandwich. I think it's better than the ones in Seattle.
    Several excellent carts on SW Alder/9th are open late afternoon.

    1. Kenny & Zuke's deli

      btw, what day is this? Sunday and Monday the options are fewer...

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      1. re: JillO

        Probably mid week, Wednesday or Thursday.... Thanks everyone for the great tips, I'll put them in my file!

      2. Bunk Sandwiches (open until 3)

        Little T Baker

        Fleur De Lis (may stop serving lunch a little early for you, though


        Random Order Coffee House

        Porque No Tacos.

        Pok Pok

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        1. re: MyNextMeal

          We often have trouble getting to Bunk before it closes, but then we go to Meat Cheese Bread:
          I haven't been, but I've heard good things about Evoe, next to Pastaworks on SE Hawthorne. The are open until 7 PM.

        2. Tanuki(opens at 4), Clyde Common, K&Z......come to think of it, I cant think of more then one or two places that open for lunch, close, then open back up for dinner!? The only thing that comes to mind, are sushi places!?

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          1. re: nkeane

            Some places do go from a lunch menu to a limited afternoon menu while the prep for dinner. They'll be open, but choices will be limited.

            Evoe has been slammed in recent days to a write-up, but is quite nice in mid-afternoon after the rush.
            Here are some pics I took at Evoe: