Kid-Friendly, Good Food, off I-5 In Portland area
Our family is making a stop in Portland on our way to Seattle and looking for a kid-friendly restaurant, good food, that is conveniently located off I-5. Does such a restaurant(s) exsist??
Come across some great kid-friendly recommendations with good food but most seem to be a little out of the way from the freeway. But not being from the area, it's not as easy to tell from mapquest.
As you cross the WIllamette River on I-5 near downtown, stay to the right and follow signs for Central Eastside Industrial (I think exit 300), take the exit and at the end of the ramp you are at Water St. Make the right turn onto Water and on that block, on the left is Boke Bowl.
Boke Bowl: http://bokebowl.com/
At the end of the block on the left is Bunk Bar. (Call and check to see when minors are allowed, they do music at night and it is 21+, but I think kids are OK during the day and early eve.)
Bunk Bar: http://bunkbar.com/
Also Water Ave. Coffee entrance is around the block on Taylor if you need a caffeine fix.
If you go a block forward (crossing Water at the bottom of the ramp) and continue on Yamhill, you can make the 1st left onto 2nd Ave, and the next left onto Washington where you will find Olympic Provisions.
Boke Bowl is very kid friendly, and would be my first choice. But it depends on how old your kids are and what they like to eat. All three places are delicious.
From Northern Cali.
We most likely will have had breakfast by the time we reach Portland, though I love pancakes, I think my family may want something more hardy.
The food carts actually sound fun and yummy but they all look a little out of the way. I don't want to veer too far from I-5. The perfect blend would be place that can meet an adult palate (I'm more adventurous than the hubby) but a menu that also will please my picky 10, 3, and 2 yr old.
Exit 303 - Killingsworth. Turn right on Alberta, then turn right on Albina (which becomes mississippi).
It's easy to get to Mississippi Marketplace food carts.
I'd also consider Lovely's 50/50 for pizza depending on time of day. I've had a great burger and fries at Bar Bar adjacent to Mississippi Studios...kids are welcome until 9pm.
And then get some icecream at Ruby Jewel to put kids into a sugar coma. :)