most well-loved (the legendary foie gras
profiteroles, in sea salted caramel sauce) to
such splendid effect that you’ll wonder why
no one has ever done it before. Serving an
ever-shifting seasonal menu, Chef Rucker
will push your boundaries like a good lover,
just enough to excite you but never so much
as to overwhelm – the result is pure bliss.
Dive headlong into the Chef’s Tasting Menu
at five courses for $75 per person or seven
for $95 per person. You’re in good hands,
there’s not a bad dish in the house and
every visit provides at least one transcendent
moment of culinary ecstasy.
Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
4039 N Mississippi Avenue
Kid-friendly (Pizza and ice cream! Who can
resist?) and adult palate approved. Naturally
leavened artisan pizzas topped with organic
and locally sourced ingredients are the main
event here. Get yours topped with egg,
arugula or spicy and fruity Calabrian chiles.
If you’ve got room, order ice cream favorites like malted milk ball, mint stracciatella,
salted caramel and quince vanilla bean for
the whole table.
Mother’s Bistro and Bar
212 SW Stark Street
Just like mom used to make . . . if mom
were an accomplished chef. This upscale
slow-cook bastion in the heart of downtown
Portland, serves up comfort food, three meals
a day. Stick-to-your-ribs dishes like chicken
& dumplings, mom’s meatloaf and gravy,
and Mother’s macaroni and cheese du jour
for dinner. Chef and owner, Lisa Schroeder,
a mother and grandmother herself and critically acclaimed author of, Mother’s Best is a
stickler for good food, made right. The dining
room is warm and welcoming to people of all
ages with its enchanting crystal chandeliers,
natural light from surrounding windows, and
a play area for the kiddos. Hot tip: try the
wild salmon hash at breakfast.
3223 NE Broadway Street
A much-beloved Portland staple since the late
80s, Nicholas’s delectable Lebanese and Middle
Eastern fare has survived the artisan influx,
the door-closing recession that left many lesser
restaurants out of business, and now the trendy
food cart scene. They not only survived, they’ve
thrived, branching out from their original SE
Grand location with two bigger, more chi chi
locations on NE Broadway and in Gresham.
Nicholas is known for their big portions of
authentic middle-eastern food, their extensive
menu and their signature house-made fresh
pita. It’s a great place to share a unique meal
with the whole family.
6 SE 28th Avenue
Cousin to Langbaan (the highly-lauded-six-month-waitlist-for-a-reservation-secret-soci-
Welcome to Hotel Eastlund, where
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Set in the heart of Downtown Portland’s
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