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Favorite Saturday Lunch Spots in Portland

JenBoes Feb 18, 2010 12:45 PM

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.

  1. JenBoes Feb 20, 2010 03:48 PM

    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
      Shooley Feb 21, 2010 06:32 AM

      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
        foodquest Feb 21, 2010 08:52 AM

        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!

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        irwin Feb 19, 2010 04:24 AM

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

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          jamtart Feb 18, 2010 07:04 PM

          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

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            candykat Feb 18, 2010 04:44 PM

            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
              irwin Feb 19, 2010 04:28 AM

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

              1. re: candykat
                JenBoes Feb 19, 2010 05:39 AM

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

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