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11 Dec 2014

Attractions near the Portland Convention Center

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Near the Convention Center

Local favorites

Burgerville

1135 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Certified Sustainable, Fast Food, Near Portland Streetcar

Phone: 503-235-6858

Burgerville isn’t your average fast food chain. Since it was founded in Vancouver, Wash., in the 1960s, it has grown to 40 restaurants — all within 100 miles of Portland. Emphasizing local, sustainable ingredients and business practices, Burgerville features seasonal specials, antibiotic-free Country Natural Beef, and cage-free eggs. Some locals argue it’s better than California’s legendary In-n-Out, but to be sure you should ride your bike through the drive-thru and see for yourself! The fresh berry shakes in the summer are not to be missed.


Charley’s on Grand

435 N.E. Wasco St., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Dining Month Participant, near a MAX stop, Near Portland Streetcar, Private Dining

Phone: 503-382-3148

The American restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center serves casual, fresh continental fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Charley’s on Grand features a lounge and restaurant to meet all of your dinner needs, from a fun, relaxed atmosphere with big-screen TVs and an outdoor fireside patio to a quiet, fine-dining experience.


Milo’s City Cafe

1325 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232-1235

Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Dining Month Participant

Phone: 503-288-6456

Owned and operated by N.E. Portland residents since 1999, Milo’s is known for its breakfasts and lunches, but have also gotten a substantial following for its dinners. Milo’s City Cafe, serving creative Northwest fare, is in the heart of N.E. Broadway’s business district, near Lloyd Center, the Rose Quarter and the Convention Center.


The Palm Garden Restaurant

1441 N.E. Second Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Nead a MAX stop

Phone: 503-233-2401

The Palm Garden Restaurant, located in the lobby of Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, is open daily serving local and fresh ingredients through extensive menu offerings. Experience a bright, comfortable and relaxing dining environment with daily specials. Happy Hour and Tailgating specials available at the nearby Speckled Rooster Lounge, complete with comfortable lounge chairs and large HD television to watch the game.


Aztec Willies

1501 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-280-5900

Aztec Willies is a family-friendly Northeast Portland taqueria and sports bar. It also hosts salsa dancing every Saturday, as well as other culture-specific evenings such as Colombian Night, Brazilian Night and One Night in Cuba.


Blossoming Lotus

1711 N.E. 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97212

Features: Gluten Free Option, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-288-0048

Blossoming Lotus serves organic, freshly made, world vegan fusion cuisine with cooked and live food options.


Eb & Bean

1425 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Features: Buzzworthy, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-281-6081

Eb & Bean serves the finest local, organic dairy from pasture-raised cows from family farms within 100 miles of Portland, and pairs it with awesome, artisanal toppings. From non-fat to full-fat to dairy-free/vegan, the shop delights tiny tots, grown ups and every playful taste bud in between.


McMenamins on Broadway

1504 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-288-9498

McMenamins on Broadway is a pub overlooking the historic Irvington District in Northeast Portland, situated near the Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum—making it an ideal meet-up spot for food and drinks before or after a Blazer game or big concert. Settle in to the spacious booth seating or start a game of pool, or feel free to bask in the sunny outdoor patio seating in the warmer months.


Pastini Pastaria [Broadway]

1426 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Features: Gluten Free Options

Phone: 503-288-4300

Pastini Pastaria is Portland’s homegrown Italian bistro with a passion for pasta. Pastini offers more than 30 classic and contemporary pastas with something for everyone, including those who prefer salads, sandwiches, antipasti or dessert.


Windows Skyroom & Lounge

1021 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-235-2100

Windows Skyroom Lounge and Rooftop Terrace boasts the finest skyline view of downtown Portland. Located on the sixth floor of the Portland Convention Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy some of Oregon’s best microbrews and wines. Check out the city lights while dining on nightly specials and Northwest cuisine or stargaze around the fire pit on the flagstone terrace. Windows also has two large-screen TVs and a nightly happy hour until 7 p.m.



National Chains


Burger King [Convention Center]

1525 S.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Features: Fast Food, Near Portland Streetcar

Phone: 503-234-9240

The second-largest fast food hamburger chain in the world, Burger King serves up hamburgers (including their famous Whopper) almost instantly. This location features a drive-thru.


McDonald’s [Convention Center]

1520 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Fast Food, Near Portland Streetcar

Phone: 503-287-7719

This location is one of McDonald’s 33,000 in 119 countries. The most famous name in fast food offers burgers, fries, chicken McNuggets and more for low prices and virtually no wait. This location features a drive-thru.


McDonald’s [Lloyd Center]

2313 Lloyd Center, Portland OR 97232

Features: Fast Food, Near a MAX stop

Phone: 503-282-4618

This location in Lloyd Center is one of McDonald’s 33,000 in 119 countries. The most famous name in fast food offers burgers, fries, chicken McNuggets and more for low prices and virtually no wait.


Taco Bell [Convention Center]

725 N.E. Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Fast Food

Phone: 503-281-8351

Tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more — fast. This location of the international fast food chain features a convenient drive-thru lane and is open until 4 or 5 a.m. every night.


Wendy’s Convention Center

11421 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Features: Fast Food, Near Portland Streetcar

Phone: 503-249-2911

The world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger chain offers fresh, made-to-order burgers, chicken and more. This store features a drive-thru.


Portland Convention Committee Favorites


Dan & Louis Oyster Bar

208 S.W. Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204

Features: Gluten Free Options, Near a MAX stop, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-277-5906

Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, an Old Town landmark well-known locally and around the world, has spent more than 100 years serving the public its signature seafood dishes. Since Louis C. Wachsmuth opened the doors in 1907, five generations have been involved in carrying on the family tradition.


Huber’s Cafe

411 S.W. Third Ave., Portland, OR 97204-2601

Features: Appetizing Oregon Participant, Near a MAX stop

Phone: 503-288-5686

Huber’s, established in 1879, is Portland’s oldest restaurant and bar. Dinner in the historic dining room, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is like stepping back in time. It has solid mahogany paneling, a terrazzo floor and is crowned by a stained glass skylight. Roasted turkey continues to be the house specialty since the saloon days, but today they also feature fresh seafood and Certified Angus steaks.  Huber’s is also famous for their flaming Spanish coffee drinks.


Jake’s Grill

611 SW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Features: Dining Month Participant, Gluten Free Options, Near a MAX stop, Near Portland Streetcar,Private Dining, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-241-2125

Adjacent to the historic Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor Hotel), Jake’s Grill is inspired by American tradition and brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to Downtown. Jake’s serves the finest meats and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. The classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskeys to complement tender filet mignon, USDA Prime top sirloin, New York steak and, of course, the best fresh seafood.


Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant

1201 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209-1608

Features: Gluten Free Options, Near Portland Streetcar, Private Dining, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-248-9442

This traditional Moroccan restaurant has been serving the Portland area since 1989. When you enter this cozy oasis adorned with richly textured Moroccan rugs, ornate silver urns and tapestries you will feel like royalty. Your hands will be washed before & after your five-course meal consisting of soup, salad with homemade bread, pastilea (shredded chicken with scrambled eggs and crushed almonds), followed by lamb and chicken, dessert and a tea ceremony.


Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant serves a wide variety of middle eastern, Mediterranean and African dishes, as well as a nice selection of wines and beers. Also features traditional belly dancing and a banquet room for groups up to 90.


Nel Centro

1408 S.W. Sixth Ave. Portland, OR 97201

Features: Dining Month Participant, Near a MAX stop, Private Dining

Phone: 503-484-1099

Nel Centro is a modern, light-filled aria to one of the world’s most revered cuisines. Nel Centro (Italian for “in the center”) explores the classic dishes of the Riviera and Chef David Machado’s passion for grand culinary traditions and locally sourced, seasonal food. With several cozy fireplaces, the restaurant’s outdoor patio is a summertime dining and happy hour favorite. Valet parking is available adjacent to the restaurant at the Hotel Modera, 515 S.W. Clay St.


Nostrana

1401 S.E. Morrison, Portland, OR 97214

Features: Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-234-2427

Rustic Italian restaurant featuring wood-fired pizza, wood-grilled and rotisserie meats, fresh pasta, soups, salads, antipasta, and a large selection of Italian wine.


Red Star Tavern

503 S.W. Alder St., Portland, OR 97204

Features: Appetizing Oregon Participant, Dining Month Participant, Near a MAX stop

Phone: 503-222-0005

Located in the heart of downtown Portland at the Hotel Monaco, Red Star provides fine dining service in a casual atmosphere. Chef Kyle Rourke ensures that fresh, local and seasonal are always the primary ingredients. From the slow-roasted meats and bright salads to the playful flavor combinations from the bar, every menu choice will more than compliment the comforting glow from the wood-fire grill.



RingSide Steakhouse Eastside

14021 N.E. Gilsan St., Portland, OR 97230

Features: Appetizing Oregon Participant, Dining Month Participant, Private Dining

Phone: 503-255-0750

RingSide Steakhouse has been renowned for great steaks since first opening its uptown location more than 65 years ago and on the eastside more than 30 years ago. The staff is provides impeccable service and the perfect wine suggestions for your meal. This sister restaurant to the iconic Uptown Steakhouse provides all of the same features — including an unmatched wine list — with a more relaxed, country club-like ambience on the Glendoveer Golf Course. A new menu includes approachable entrées for lunch and dinner in addition to celebrated steak offerings.


RingSide Steakhouse Uptown

2165 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97210

Features: Appetizing Oregon Participant, Dining Month Participant, Private Dining

Phone: 503-255-1513

RingSide Steakhouse has been renowned for great steaks since first opening its uptown location more than 65 years ago and on the eastside more than 30 years ago. The staff is provides impeccable service and the perfect wine suggestions for your meal. This sister restaurant to the iconic Uptown Steakhouse provides all of the same features — including an unmatched wine list — with a more relaxed, country club-like ambience on the Glendoveer Golf Course. A new menu includes approachable entrées for lunch and dinner in addition to celebrated steak offerings.


Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

206 S.W. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204

Features: Dining Month Participant, Near a MAX stop

Phone: 503-796-2739

This national brewpub chain brews its beer on-site, using local water and local tastes to customize beers to “fit” each location. In Portland, it’s a great place to catch a Timbers game on TV.


Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar

913 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-335-0811



Nearby in the Alberta Arts District

Local favorites


Autentica

5507 N.E. 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Vegan Options

Phone: 503-287-7555

The aptly named Autentica serves traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by chef/owner Oswaldo Bibiano’s hometown, Guerrero, Mexico. Using fresh, local ingredients Autentica creates rich and flavorful sauce and tortillas individually handmade with a traditional press. Vegetarian options are available, and many dishes can be made vegan upon request. Pazole is served each Thursday (a Mexican tradition).


Aviary

1733 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97202

Features: Dining Month Participant, Farm to Table, Private Dining

Phone: 503-287-2400

In Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District, Aviary welcomes guests for dinner at its chef’s counter, communal table and seasonal patio Monday to Saturday. The restaurant space combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood from the original site and locally crafted lighting, while the three co-chefs collaborate on an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by more than a decade of cooking experience in New York and Portland. The menu focuses on the creative use of quality ingredients and locally sourced product in Asian fusion-inspired dishes.


Back to Eden Bakery

2217 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Gluten Free Options, Locally Owned, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-477-5022

No matter what your sensitivity (gluten, soy, dairy or sugar), Back to Eden is baking for you! The bakery is entirely gluten-free and has never used animal ingredients. Additionally, they have some raw, soy-free and sugar-free treats. The menu includes breakfast, savory and dessert pastries; lunch options; smoothies; and dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free soft-serve ice cream.


Beast

5425 N.E. 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Farm to Table

Phone: 503-841-6968

Beast offers six-course prix-fixe communal dining with two seatings per night. The food is simple and refined, with a menu that changes weekly but reflects a constant appreciation of meat (though a vegetarian series is also featured occasionally). Only open for dinner Wednesday-Saturday; four-course Sunday brunch; reservations recommended.


Blue Olive Cafe

2712 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97212

Phone: 503-206-6168

The Blue Olive Cafe on Alberta specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine. The sister cafe of the original restaurant on Northwest 21st, the Cafe also offers takeout.


Bollywood Theater

2039 N.E. Alberta St. , Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 971-200-4711

This popular spot offers high-quality but casual, counter-service Indian street food.


Branch

2926 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Dining Month Participant

Phone: 503-206-6266

Branch Whiskey Bar is a neighborhood place in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Inspired by the great pubs of Europe, the restaurant is a local neighborhood hangout where you feel just as comfortable stopping by for a quick cold pint at the bar as you do sitting down for a full course meal. Open everyday at 5 p.m.


Bunk Sandwiches [NE Alberta]

2017 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Locally Owned

Phone: 503-328-2865

“With a name like Bunk, things are only bound to get better.” Bunk lets their sandwiches do the talking, and the sandwiches at this quirky, celebrated sandwich shop say a lot. With two locations open for breakfast and lunch, Bunk has earned a well-deserved reputation in Portland and the wider culinary world for the inventive, delicious combinations they put between two slices of bread.


Cha Ba Thai

3024 N.E. Alberta St. , Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-719-6917

Cha Ba Thai offers an extensive dinner menu with curries, stir fries, noodle dishes, soups, salads, appetizers, seafood and chicken.


Ciao Vito

2203 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-282-5522

Since opening in 2004, neighborhood Italian restaurant Ciao Vito has been a standout restaurant and a great choice for date nights. Like the blossoming street it’s on, Ciao Vito’s menu has evolved over the years, at times more Italian, at times more Mediterranean, at times more French. In 2012, a new executive chef came aboard and has committed more French and Spanish flair to the new menu, while keeping the high-quality restaurant’s bones intact.


Concordia Ale House

3276 N.E. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-287-3929


Concordia Ale House offers a vast selection of draught and bottled brews every day—but that’s not the only reason to visit this popular neighborhood establishment. You’ll also find family-friendly dining that exceeds the usual pub grub, as well as weekly specials, free pool and more.


Cultured Caveman

1477 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Food Cart, Gluten Free Options, Locally Owned

Portland first paleo food cart has multiple locations throughout the city. They serve grass-fed beef chili, local chicken and seasonal salads. All items are 100% gluten-, dairy- and soy-free. This location on Northeast Alberta Street is open seven days a week 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


DOC Restaurant

5519 N.E. 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Farm to Table

Phone: 503-946-8592

Since 1963, the DOC label has been used by the Italians as a standard that requires food and wine be prepared and produced within a specific region using methods that satisfy a certain definition of “quality.” DOC Restaurant embraces this tradition, making sure that every ingredient they source comes from farmers that they know.


Grilled Cheese Grill

N.E. 11th Ave. & Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Cult Status, Family Friendly, Food Cart

Phone: 503-206-8959

This converted school bus serves outrageously good grilled cheese sandwiches (think melted brie with roasted peppers and fresh tomatoes) and the Original Cheesus, a 1/3 lb. burger set between two — you guessed it — grilled cheeses.


La bonita

2839 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-281-3662

La Bonita is a family-owned and -operated Mexican eatery with homemade tacos and salsas. Second location on N. Killingsworth St.


La Taq

1625 N.E. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 971- 888-5687

This Tex-Mex cantina and taqueria from Podnah’s Pit owner Rodney Muirhead offers stellar tacos (using other worldly barbecue) and sophisticated drinks.

Lilikoi

N.E. 11th Ave. & Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Food Cart

This Hawaiian food cart doesn’t offer the plate lunch with macaroni salad most people associate with Hawaiian food. Instead, it offers Hawaiian and Asian fusion food, from baked goods and sandwiches to noodle dishes and, yes, Kalua pork.


Little Big Burger

2032 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Fast Food, Locally Owned

Phone: 503-206-4997

The menu at Little Big Burger only consists of 6 items at bargain prices, but it’s so delicious you might end up ordering one of everything. Their basic 1/4 lb. burgers and fries are made special with ingredients like grass-fed beef, chevre and truffle oil. Seven Portland locations.


Mash Tun

2204 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Locally Owned, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-548-4491

Since 2005, the Mash Tun strives to provide a casual and comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, great food and hand-crafted beer while maintaining sustainable business — including donating waste products and not using any fossil fuels in the brewpub or brewing process. Mash Tun features standard pub fare with veggie and vegan options, as well as pool, darts, a jukebox and WiFi.


Natural Selection

3033 N.E. Alberta St. , Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-288-5883

Upscale vegetarian fare served in a warm, European-style setting. The menu combines rustic and modern cooking, featuring the flavors of France, Italy and Spain.


Nonna

5513 N.E. 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Dining Month Participant

Phone: 503-894-9840

This laid-back new Italian restaurant and bar from restauranteur Dayna McErlean is a sister spot to her acclaimed (and neighboring) DOC.


Old Town Brewing Co.

5201 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Dining Month Participant, Family Friendly, Private Dining

Phone: 503-200-5988

Motoring Through Portland’s Past – Walk into Old Town Pizza at Vanport Square and listen closely. You might hear the far-off strains of  an idling engine mixed with the hum of guest chatter.  That’s because this location has a storied history as a center of automotive commerce, dating back to before World War II.


Petite Provence [Alberta]

1824 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch

Phone: 503-284-6564

These boulangerie and patisserie bistros in Portland offer amazing bread, cookies, cakes and pastries as well as a full bistro menu all day. Breakfast as Petite Provence is always a favorite, but the sandwiches, soups, happy hour snacks, appetizers, salads and entrees keep you satisfied for the rest of the day, as well.


Pine State Biscuits

2204 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch

Phone: 503-477-6605

Pine State Biscuits channels old-school Southern comfort food and Portland foodie sensibility for their hugely popular buttermilk biscuits with sausage or mushroom gravy, thick-cut bacon, fried chicken, grits and more. With fresh local ingredients, Pine State built a following at the Portland Farmers Market before expanding into two brick-and-mortar locations. This location is also open late-night on Friday and Saturday.


Podnah’s Pit

1625 N.E. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch

Phone: 503-281-3700

Podnah’s Pit fills Portland’s need for good Texas-style barbecue. The slow-smoked meats (some cooked for as long as 12 hours) have been praised by national media and the many full bellies that leave the restaurant. Podnah’s Pit serves lunch and dinner every day, and the weekend brunch is worth waiting all week for.


Random Order Coffee House & Bakery

1800 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 971-340-6995

Refuel during your shopping trip — or grab dessert and a nightcap — at Random Order. There are always several delectable varieties of handmade pie available (brandied peach is a specialty), as well as savory pot pies, hot and cold cocktails, a café menu, and, oh yeah, fabulous coffee.


Salt & Straw [Northeast]

2035 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Buzzworthy, Cult Status, Farm to Table, Made in Portland

Phone: 503-208-3867

The “farm-to-cone” vision of Salt & Straw spotlights fresh, local ingredients in handmade ice cream. To call cousins Kim and Tyler Malek’s flavors “inventive” would be an understatement–from sea salt ice cream with a caramel ribbon and cinnamon snickeroodle to pear with blue cheese, amber malted plums and strawberry balsamic with cracked pepper, these are out-of-this-world ice creams you’ve never had before and won’t soon forget.


Stumptown Dumplings

1477 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Food Cart

With two locations around town, and appearances at Timbers soccer games, Stumptown Dumplings serves Portlanders their signature steamed goodness: dumplings and bao with different filling combinations and flavorful sauces.


The Bye and Bye

1011 N.E. Alberta St. , Portland, OR 97211

Features: Vegan Options

Phone: 503-281-0537

This vegan lounge serves cocktails and comfort food. Open until 2 a.m.; full menu until 10 p.m.


The Station

2703 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options

Phone: 503-284-4491

The Station is a neighborhood pub focused on great food and drink in a casual, comfortable environment. The restaurant is housed in a 1931 building originally home to the Northwestern Electric Company and now listed on the history registry.


The Sugar Cube

3039 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Food Cart

Phone: 971-202-7135

The Sugar Cube is a food-cart-turned-brick-and-mortar bakery that serves up some of the finest desserts the city has to offer. Renowned chef and owner Kir Jensen turns out restaurant-worthy desserts on gorgeous vintage plateware.


Tin Shed Garden Cafe

1438 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Farm to Table

Phone: 503-288-6966

Tin Shed prides itself on providing fresh, wholesome products, including free-range, organic and local items. The food highlights the ingredients and the menu pulls from a wide range of international influences, including quesadillas, sandwiches, soups, pasta, burgers and more. Also featuring a kid menu and doggie menu.


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Comments

Mike

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Kepi

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