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Foodie places with a well-behaved 5 year old?

Hillcrest Dec 19, 2013 12:49 PM

We will be in Portland December 27 and 28. I am trying to think of some places that have fun atmospheres to go with my sister and her daughter who will be visiting from Vancouver BC. Two ideas that I have come up with are Salt & Straw and Firehouse. Any other ideas?

  1. grayelf Dec 20, 2013 10:11 PM

    Our five-year-old niece loved the shuffleboard at Sunshine Tavern, though we were less impressed with the food.

    Grain and Gristle was universally enjoyed (no shuffleboard though!).

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    1. re: grayelf
      Hillcrest Dec 21, 2013 01:42 PM

      Thanks so much for these two suggestions! These places look and sound wonderful as well. Many thanks!

      1. re: Hillcrest
        grayelf Dec 21, 2013 09:50 PM

        And BTW we really enjoyed Firehouse as well, though we did not have the young un in tow that time. I'm sure your small would like it: heck, it's in an old firehouse! With a big, crazy wood burning oven! What's not to like?

        It's also right across from a decent brewery, Breakside, which may allow kiddies -- it's kind of a pub/bistro, in case you wanted to sample a brew before/after.

    2. w
      wdwyer Dec 19, 2013 08:57 PM

      Forgot Grilled Cheese Grill on Alberta - makes everybody feel like they are 5 again

      1. w
        wdwyer Dec 19, 2013 08:54 PM

        Nostrana (who doesn't like Pizza) Very lively. Pacific Pie Co., Pine State Biscuits, Double Dragon, Roman Candle all good if not great, casual, lively

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        1. re: wdwyer
          Hillcrest Dec 20, 2013 01:41 PM

          Thank you so much for your suggestions. I looked at the websites for all of the places that you recommended and they look perfect! I particularly love the grilled cheese place that is on a school bus. Many thanks!

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