Food & Drink in Damascus

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Founded by a husband-and-wife team from Louisiana, A Cajun Life emulates the state's piquant cuisine within a petite red food cart nicknamed Roux. Specialty meats, such as tasso ham and Cajun sausage, are flown in from the South to lend an authentic flavor to dishes such as slow-cooked gumbo and saucy crawfish etouffee. The cart's straightforward menu also includes more unusual flavors, such as cheesy crawfish pistolettes and the "Bayou Boogie," which mingles a gravy of chicken, sausage, and ham with rice for a more blissful food union than peanut butter and jelly's recent marriage.

14530 SE 202nd Ave
Damascus,
OR
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Lattelicious, a drive-through coffee cart located in the Vineyard Plaza parking lot, supplies on-the-go customers with café drinks and baked treats such as chocolate-filled croissants. Baristas marry shots of espresso with steamed milk to make signature lattes, and also craft energizing drinks such as cappuccinos, frappés, and Red Bull beverages. Many drinks can also be made lactose-free.

14480 Southeast Orient Drive
Boring,
OR
US

After a wrong turn to Philadelphia led him to a transcendental encounter with a cheesesteak, Charley’s Grilled Subs’s eponymous owner opened his first sub shop on The Ohio State University campus in the late ‘80s. More than two decades later, Charley’s slings philly steak subs and gourmet fries in more than 300 locations around the world. Classic cheesesteaks join barbecue cheddar, sicilian, and chicken configurations on the hearty menu alongside grilled deli subs and salads topped with seared meats. Crispy golden fries invite crumbles of bacon and dollops of cheese, ranch, and other deluxe toppings, washed down with sips of lemonade freshly squeezed with lemons, kiwis, strawberries, and 1958 Edsels.

12000 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley,
OR
US

Bajio Mexican Grill sates cravings for inspired, central Mexican cuisine, known for its spices and fruit juices. Here, offerings from the Bajio region fill the menu in the form of shrimp nachos, smoked beef enchiladas, and burritos filled with spicy borracho beans. An array of fresh salads include the signature Bajio ensalada, pineapple shrimp salad, and chicken green chile salad. A plethora of vegetarian options abound, as do breakfast dishes such as huevos rancheros and a volcano burrito known for its explosive temper if you don't order it. The interior echos the welcoming, homey vibe of Bajio as well, boasting decorative copper pots hanging from the ceilings and large windows that let in an abundance of natural light.

9220 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Happy Valley,
OR
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Racha Thai’s culinary commander’s lunch and dinner menus conquer appetites with an expansive arsenal of noodle dishes, curries, and seafood. Teach your taste buds a few basic phrases in Thai with a dinnertime starter of tod mun—a spicy fish cake swimming in red curry paste alongside kaffir lime leaves, crispy basil, and cucumber dipping sauce ($10.95)—before plugging stomach caverns with the massaman curry, which puts your choice of tofu, meat, or fish atop a sweltering underbrush of thai vegetables, pineapple, and peanuts ($11.95+). To experience the peak of the chef’s culinary sorcery, run your chopsticks through a special such as lemon grass chicken ($11.95) or lunchtime summer fire, with vegetables, bamboo shoots, oyster mushrooms, and red curry ($8.95+). The diversity of dishes will appease omnivores and still allow vegetarians to eat freely without fear of finding an animal part or a Pac-Man ghost amongst their meal.

12000 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley,
OR
US

SEPIA Photos offers a $3 off coupon through December 14 for its photo packages, but this Groupon still offers the best deal.

12000 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley,
OR
US