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Feb 18, 2010 12:45 PM

Favorite Saturday Lunch Spots in Portland

We're looking for a new spot to try for lunch on Saturday in Portland. Any suggestions? We like Vignola, Duck Fat, and Flat Bread Pizza Co., and recently tried El Rayo and the Green Elephant.

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  1. Corner Grill is a treat. The warm ricotta with herbs served with the best bread as an appetizer is highly recommended. We also had a marguerita pizza that was excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful suggesting specials for the day.

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    1. re: candykat

      The Corner Grill or are you referring to The Corner Room ????????

      1. re: candykat

        I'd like to try the Corner Room but I don't think it's open on Saturdays for lunch though. Is it?

      2. Bayou Kitchen for cajun/creole and yummy breakfast.

        Hot Suppa! - one of my faves

        Tu Casa - good Latin cuisine

        Silly's - fun

        King of the Roll - one of my faves

        Ricetta's - they do a great pizza buffet. can also order from menu

        Jewel of India - they do a great Indian lunch buffet

        Veranda, Thai and Noodle- yum

        1. Try Miss Portland Diner......
          Great food, big portions, and very very reasonable...
          Staff is ultra friendly, and plenty of parking.
          Enjoy and report back...

          1. We ended up checking out Bonobo Pizza - which was pretty good - and I was really pleased to happen upon Aurora Provisionals (right next store). That looks like a great spot. I also want to try Bayou Kitchen and Tu Casa. The Salt Exchange looks like it's worth a try too.

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            1. re: JenBoes

              Also check out Paciarino, the pasta place on Fore Street (west end), I think. Great homemade pasta and sauces, inexpensive, too, from a couple from Milan.

              1. re: JenBoes

                Be aware, Tu Casa is not open on Saturdays. Its taken years for me to get used to that. Unless something has changed? *fingers crossed* Great for Sunday lunch, though!