But I am going to give myself a break. Fabulous food is my one vice and after all, I have been adding to this list willy-nilly for over seven years. If you want more info on any of these establishments, let me know. I will keep the descriptions below to a minimum.
The *** indicates a favorite.
This post is a work in progress.
|Tempura Spam musubi!|
Beer, beer and more beer***
|Big Ass Sandwiches|
The name says it all! (FC)
B J Brewery
|Bob's Red Mill Restaurant|
|Breakside Brewery |
The best blue cheese fries, EVER! ***
Wonderful Scandinavian fare, but oh the wait....
Please try the pork belly sandwich and don't forget a side of pickles!
Vancouver, WA - Fish tacos!
Christopher's Gourmet Grill
RIP-Please come back!*********
|City State Diner ***|
Great brunch spot with a very short wait. I don't enjoy the lunch quite as much, but the weekend benedict choices are superb.
The Country Cat
Cultured Cave Man
(FC- Mostly good when you are doing Paleo)
|Dick's Kitchen |
Delicious burgers and baked fries - Paleo friendly too ***
Bosnian dining in Astoria - Ohhh, the lamb!***
Authentic African buffet
Take advantage of their Groupons. They never act fussy about it.***
|Fire on the Mountain|
Sweet potato tots and buffalo blue cheese wraps. Fried Nutter Butters too! Don't forget the banana ketchup. ***
Franks Noodle House
Franks Noodle House (House made noodles and jelly fish salad***
|Ginger Pop Thai |
Vancouver, WA - Best wings in the PNW! Try the tofu fries and chili jam too. Great Tuesday beer specials
Huge yummy brunch with a wait. Across the street is an old timey barber shop where you can get your beard trimmed and enjoy a whiskey.
Delicious Lebanese options
|Hair of the Dog Brewery|
Try the charcuterie plate and a beer or two, or three.....
Oh how I love eels and rice! ***
Happy Sparrow Cafe
The kolache sells out fast so get there early
|Henry's Tavern |
A bit too pricey for what you get, but that's just my opinion.
|Horse Brass Pub|
Traditional British pub fare and a HUGE beer selection
House of Louis
Delicious dim sum and warm duck egg porridge
Beer, beer and oh yeah, food too
Hipster breakfast haunt- Normally good food, but I find it inconsistent. Be prepared for a wait.
The Jerusalem Cafe
Vancouver, WA - Mediterranean near Cinetopia
Great Lebanese and Syrian entrees, but the dessert and Turkish coffee are my favorites.
Kell's Irish Pub
Why no photos, Gayle?? I have enjoyed at least a million of their peanut bacon peanut butter burgers! ******
I've heard that this food cart is not consistent. That makes me sad because I have enjoyed more than one bulgogi burrito with kimchi rice.
|Kornblatt's Deli (HUGE meals, giant bagels)|
Lapellah (Vancouver, WA - Wonderful happy hour and homemade desserts. But how to say the name.....?) ***
Lardo (Dirty fries with pork cracklins. Yeah you heard me right. Also try their fresh fruit marquritas.) ***
|Laughing Planet (Trying to eat a healthy diet? Fine, if you must)|
|Laurelwood (Standard brewery menu but great beer!)|
|Lucky Lab Brewery*** |
|Lucky Strike (Spicy pig entrails taste better than they sound. Great choice before a show at the Hawthorne Theater.)|
Makoto Japanese Buffet (Vancouver, WA)
Mc Menamins (Multiple Locations)
|McCormick & Schmicks|
|le BistroMontage (Great brunch menu and no wait! Their Bloody Mansons and fresh squeezed juice are amazing. That choice is not easy, but booze and Spam often wins.) ***|
Namaste (Vancouver, WA - Best Indian food you will ever eat) ***
Namu (FC-Great food, but a 45 minute wait at flood cart is not a good thing.)
|Nong's (A family tradition) *********|
Observatory (Great cheese plate)
Ocean City (Best dim sum in PDX ******
Pambiche (Cuban Fare with a quirky ambiance)
Patrick's Hawaiian Grill (Overpriced Hawaiian in Vancouver, WA. You call that laulau? My daughter's Spam musubi than theirs.)
|Petite Provence (French dining and an array of pastries to go) ***|
Petra House (Vancouver, WA - Amazing authentic Mediterranean menu. Does not serve alcohol but they wash your hands in rose water.)
|Pho Green Papaya (Vancouver, WA- Great choice on a rainy day)***|
Pied Cow (Fun spot for happy hour on Hawthorne. Don't be alarmed when you see a leg on the wall. It is all in fun.)***
PoShines Soulfood & BBQ
|Potato Champion (FC) |
Pyro Pizza (FC)
|Queen of Sheba|
Authentic Ethiopian on MLK)
Brunch on Mississippi - It is difficult to choose Radar when Gravy is right next door.
Random Order Coffee House
Bourbon pecan pie, salted caramel apple pie, fluffy banana cream pie; the list goes on and on. Enjoy it best with a hot Irish coffee ***
Amazing chicken liver pate
Gooey fondue and fun atmosphere, but make a reservation!
|Rock Fire Pizza|
Vancouver, WA - Fun rock and roll ambiance. The pizza ain't bad either. Try the Bat Outta Hell pizza with a plastic pail full of booze or jello shots in a syringe.
Russell Street BBQ
Pricey for barbecue, but it tastes good.
|Salt & Straw Ice Cream|
Monthly specials galore and delicious favorites. This one is full of Lucky Charms! ******
Pirates love this place.
Wicked good Mexican food. Be warned, they share their bathroom with Mary's Strip Club. It's fine as long as you remember a tip for the dancer. Great choice after the Winter Ale Fest.***
Sapphire Hotel (Formerly a brothel, now a cocktial lounge with lots of food options such as the perfect cheese plate.)
|Screen Door ( Southern cooking - Try the chicken & waffles! Sad to say, I cannot eat the whole thing.) ****** |
|Shut Up & Eat (Needless warning because I was too busy eating. Don't ask Siri to locate this place for you, she will assume you are being rude.)***|
|Sizzle Pie (Vegan pizza choices along with some quirky types of pie)|
Stepping Stone (Try to finish a mancake, I dare you. Be ready for a wait if you decide to go for brunch. But it is worth it.)***
Sushi Chiyo (Conveyor belt sushi in Vancouver)***
|Sweet Basil Thai (Not open for lunch on weekends.)|
Sweet Tomato (Buffet where you pay extra for the protein)
Syun Izakaya (The BEST sushi in the Portland area. Well worth the drive to Hillsboro. Try the Chef's Pick, you can't go wrong.) *****
Tabor Tavern (Daily specials you won't find anywhere else. Try the fish and chips with minted peas or the Tabor Burger with bacon jam. They offer their jam in a jar to go too.) ******
Tasty n Sons (Delicious original menu items. The ingredients in these dishes taste like they were just harvested.)***
The Roxy (Bloggers tend complain about the service, but we have never had any problems. Perky they are not, but I don't go out to eat to be fawned over by the wait staff. Fun food choices all times of day and night.
|Tin Shed Garden Cafe (Brunch choices called Everything Naughty, Everything Nice, Tummy Warmer and Belly Teaser, all of which are delicious. They have a menu for your pup as well. Be ready for a wait though.)***|
Toji Korean Grill House
Tommy O's (More overpriced Hawaiian in Vancouver. Do I sense a theme?)
|Toro Bravo (Not just a meal, an experience. Please choose the prix fixe menu. Surprises are always fun, especially here.)***|
|Veritable Quandry (Pricey but a good pre-theater eatery)|
Voodoo Doughnut (The Magic is in the Hole and the line is long on weekends)
Wet Dog Brewery (Astoria Brew pub with phenomenal food)***
Whiskey Soda Lounge (Sure the food is good, but $60.00 for a few drinks and appetizers....eh, maybe not when there are so many other good options.
|Whole Bowl (FC - The perfect weekday lunch)|
|Wild Abandon (Wonderful brunch with no wait)|
|Woody's (Vancouver, WA - Fresh margaritas, no mix! Fish tacos and ww torillas. This place is a hole in wall with phenomenal mexican dishes.)|
|Zilla Sake House|
On the sushi order slip, just write on the bottom how much you would like to spend per person. You'll thank me! The sushi arrives one beautiful piece at a time. Each plate is a work of art.)***