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Suggestions for Belmont Area

alexa52 Feb 7, 2010 01:05 PM

Looking for a spot for dinner tonight. Thinking of heading to the Belmont area. We always end up at wild abandon. Any other suggestions. We are up for anything.

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    JayinPortland RE: alexa52 Feb 7, 2010 02:47 PM

    Ever try Hoda's at Belmont & 34th? I can't review it, never been there, but it's one I want to try soon. Maybe you can review it! ;-P

    Here's the dinner menu -


    Sounds good, and I'm in the mood for Lebanese myself these days. Haven't had any since the last time I hit Ya Hala in late 2007...

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      Leonardo RE: alexa52 Feb 7, 2010 03:18 PM

      I've actually eaten at Hoda's, and it is one of my least favorite Lebanese in town.

      Navarre on 28th & Burnside would be my first choice, but maybe they close at 4 today.

      how about Pambiche?

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        JayinPortland RE: Leonardo Feb 7, 2010 04:18 PM

        Thanks, Leonardo...

        Is it bad bad, or at least "worth a try you maybe might like it"?

        That's kinda disappointing, it seemed like it might be really good. I'll still try it myself, though.

        While we're on the topic of Belmont, have you ever eaten at "Two Brothers" on the corner of Belmont & 39th? The Bosnian place? That's another one I'm thinking of hitting soon.

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          alexa52 RE: Leonardo Feb 7, 2010 04:27 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions- checking on both now to see if they are open.

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            alexa52 RE: Leonardo Feb 7, 2010 04:37 PM

            Navarre http://navarreportland.blogspot.com/i... is open Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:30pm. Doesn't look like they have a menu online.

            Pambiche http://www.pambiche.com/ looks fun. Haven't had Cuban in a while. When I lived in Los Angeles I loved El Floridita and Versailles Cuban Restaurant.

            Since they are near each other, might drive by both before making a decision.

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              Leonardo RE: alexa52 Feb 7, 2010 04:56 PM

              I love Navarre. Menu changes constantly, so no surprise about the lack of online data. Have never been disappointed.

              Hold everything! How about Accanto, the bar of Genoa??!

          2. Kazy Ctn RE: alexa52 Feb 8, 2010 07:30 AM

            I would second the votes for Accanto or Navarre

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              jeff_pdx RE: alexa52 Feb 8, 2010 04:43 PM

              For your future reference, keep these places in mind when you're in the mood for something more casual:

              Hobnob Grille, in the Belmont Dairy building (the opposite corner from Zupan's). Sort of "upscale pub food". They were still finding their way the few times we went shortly after they opened but the kitchen was putting out more hits than misses.

              The Blue Monk, also in the Belmont Dairy building along Belmont. Excellent collection of tap beers and quite good "red sauce Italian." Open late.

              (the already mentioned) Two Brothers. Small menu of Bosnian/other Balkan sandwiches and other entrees, but really worth a visit.

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                alexa52 RE: alexa52 Feb 10, 2010 05:29 PM

                Thanks everyone. Ended up at Navarre. Really enjoyed the menu. Parsnip-Apple salad was especially good as well as the leg of lamb. We also ordered the ahi tuna, which was the only disappointment. It surprisingly came cold and was a bit tough. Nice selection of wine and the desserts and spanish cheese plate were great. Thank you for the recommendation.

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