Four nights a week, the notes from live local jazz artists resonate off the high copper ceilings and bronze chandeliers of Wilfs Restaurant & Bar, which has served upscale cuisine within Portland's restored Union Station building since 1975. Head chef Deb Serkoian complements the serenade by crafting seasonal dishes with organic ingredients culled from local and regional farmers, including fresh seafood and meat from sources such as Double 'R' Ranch, Draper Valley, and Carlton Farms. At the bar, mixologists pour classic cocktails and new signature concoctions inspired by the seasons, recalling the annual beauty of a violet bud as it blooms into a glass of cabernet.
Mock Crest Tavern serves up juicy burgers in a relaxed atmosphere. No need to miss out on Mock Crest Tavern just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The burger joint has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Mock Crest Tavern also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Make sure to check out Mock Crest Tavern's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. If space is what you're looking for, Mock Crest Tavern has plenty of room for larger parties. On warmer days, take advantage of Mock Crest Tavern's outdoor seating. Tap your foot to Mock Crest Tavern's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the burger joint on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Mock Crest Tavern's N Lombard St residence.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Mock Crest Tavern for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Mock Crest Tavern — they're open for all three meals.
Portland's Jimmy Mak's' classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Plan to indulge a bit at Jimmy Mak's, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Be sure to complete your meal at Jimmy Mak's with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Jimmy Mak's can easily accommodate large groups or parties. Musical groups perform live at Jimmy Mak's, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Jimmy Mak's is come-as-you-are.
Jimmy Mak's patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the NW 10th Ave location.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Jimmy Mak's — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Portland's Tea Zone serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Tea Zone, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Tea Zone's drink list. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Tea Zone — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Tap into the free wireless internet at Tea Zone. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Tea Zone as well.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Tea Zone during the slower weekday hours. You can also grab your grub to go.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Tea Zone, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. Brunch is the house specialty at Tea Zone, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Tony Starlight's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. Tony Starlight's is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Tony Starlight's, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Tony Starlight's as well.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.