Papa Haydn

Delicious cake and high quality European-inspired sandwiches, pastries, soups and salads. Portlanders and visitors both love this restaurant and you will too.

Casa Del Matador

Casa Del Matador has a great vibe and delicious food. It’s a Tex-Mex restaurant with an excellent blend of enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, salads, and all kinds of appetizers. They also have a happy hour with a great deal on a big plate of nachos stacked high with cheese, meat, and jalapeños. Not the be confused with The Matador bar on W Burnside and 19th.

23 Hoyt

23 Hoyt is a gastro-pub with some really great farm-to-plate dishes. Delicious pasta, fish, and burgers, definitely worth a stop by.


McMenamins is one of the great chains of the Northwest. They typically buy old or interesting buildings and turn them into fun restaurants with an interesting theme or atmosphere. There are a few in the Northwest Portland area, they all have the same pub food menu so it’s really more of what kind of place you want. The Ram’s Head is housed in an old apartment building from 1912 and described as having “a dignified-but-jaunty air, just a step down off the sidewalk, like a British men’s club dotted with psychedelic wall doodles”. Tavern & Pool is a pool hall restaurant with much to offer. And Blue Moon is a mix of the two. With pool tables, art deco lights and an old stove greets those that walk in. When it’s warm out, the large windows are opened onto NW 21st. McMenamins has the best tater tots in Portland, unique beers, and some pretty good burgers.

Cha Taqueria

Cha Taqueria is a mexican food restaurant with excellent burritos and tacos. They have a special margarita of the day so it’s a wonderful happy hour spot. When it’s warm, they have a nice patio area in front to sit at.

Urban Fondue and Bartini

Fondue is the most fun to eat, and martinis are the most fun to drink, so no wonder this restaurant is great. Urban Fondue has both cheese and chocolate fondue available. Pick different mixtures and dip away. It’s simple, easy, and fun. Bartini has a wide selection of martinis almost any flavor you could think of, served up in a martini glass.

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