Latitude One whips up culinary chez d'oeuvres from fresh ingredients on a menu showcasing local and organic foods whenever possible. Led by an accomplished kitchen talent from Le Cordon Bleu, the chefs prep palates with a dozen steamed baby clams sautéed in white wine and garlic before slaying fire-breathing appetites with a sword of sicilian sweet pepper, penne, sweet red peppers, and andouille sausage. Twelve ounces of Black Angus rib-eye steak garnished with mashed potatoes and vegetables mollify maddening munchies into sleeping stomach puppies, and the house-made Latitude five-cheese lasagna nestles strata of organic beef between 500-thread-count sheets of pasta. Latitude One's selection of sippables includes the fermented craftwork of several regional wineries, revitalizing taste buds with the Vita Ridge pinot gris or inundating white pants with the Angel Vine zinfandel's torrential waves of dark fruit.
Bizznaga 303 Grill’s menu flaunts creative twists on classic American pub fare, including hand-formed gourmet burgers and hearty dinner plates. Like the archaeologists who unearthed King Tut’s walk-in refrigerator, lunchers who order the Charleston club sandwich can excavate crisp veggies and freshly sliced turkey, ham, and bacon ($7.95). Rivers of melted cheese erupt from the Volcano burger, bedecked in pineapple, jalapeño peppers, and bacon ($7.95), and grilled onions and chipotle ranch dressing crown the Southwest ranch burger ($7.95). Two sides, such as a baked potato and pepper slaw, accessorize hearty entrees such as citrus pepper salmon ($13.95) or parmesan-crusted pork chops ($10.95) without the stress of hand-knitting your own fork cozies.
Garlic Jim's menu was handcrafted with nothing more than a dream and an incredible reserve of pizza-making expertise. Open an order with some gourmet chicken wings, available in barbecue, garlic, and buffalo hot, before moving on to pizza territory. Put an end to eating Legos by piecing together a custom pie. Choose from the hand-thrown thick, garlic thin, or gluten-free crusts, slathered in one of seven sauces (from classic red to zesty chipotle pesto) or olive oil, and then slap on any of 15 standard and 11 gourmet toppings (14-inch large pizzas start at $12.59, gluten-free crust $15.59, each additional topping $1.50). To achieve customization without the stress of having to choose, turn to one of the pre-determined specialties. Meat-maul hunger with the Hercules (salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, spicy Italian sausage, and bacon, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free), or discover the secret of pizza-temperature fusion in your head with Jim's bacon-cheeseburger pizza (beef, bacon, red onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free).
Opened in 1993, Café Uncorked crafts gourmet comfort food. Chefs grill burgers, top Reuben sandwiches with housemade thousand island dressing, and load grilled sandwiches with three-cheese blends and sautéed seasonal veggies. The restaurant's extensive wine list supplies red and white pours to complement each meal, which guests can savor while seated outdoors or inside among plants sourced from the Willamette Valley. Following meals, visitors can stroll through the restaurant’s sculpture gardens, admiring chiseled marble representations of the entire Sesame Street cast.
Using the Northwest style of crust—super-thin and crispy—the pizza crafters at Donatello's Pizza fill the menu with creative pizza-flavor combinations. The taco pizza, for example, piles spicy refried beans, lettuce, and taco chips atop the pie, and the bacon cheeseburger includes thousand island dressing, ground beef, and crumbled bacon. Lunchtime sees the restaurant offer an all-you-can-eat buffet with a salad bar, dessert, and limitless pizza.
Channeling the aura of a lively Las Vegas scene, a red carpet guides guests from Twinsies Coffee and Cupcakes’ door straight to the display of artfully frosted cupcakes, made from scratch each morning in a rotating selection of 12 flavors. Bakers bob along to the upbeat hum of ‘80s music and the bubbling of a new 8-foot-long fish tank as they craft jumbo-sized cupcakes, which enchant taste buds with flavors such as Nutella chocolate, PB&J, and lemon. Alongside simple cake-batter cupcakes, filled confections conceal creamy centers and trick cupcakes conceal mini whoopee cushions. The café keeps energy high with a full espresso bar, which brews up infusions crafted from locally roasted beans to promote the local economy.