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By supplying patrons with eco-friendly art supplies in addition to local beer, wine, and artisan food, The Canvas encourages self-expression while eliminating the menace of a noisy, empty stomach. Begin an artistic feast by choosing adornable surfaces, such as 8"x8” canvas boards ($4 each) or 9"x12” stretched canvases ($6 each), and retina-stimulating water-soluble oil pastels ($4) or acrylic paints ($5). Mixed-media offerings such as eco-friendly markers and recycled color papers ($3) will keep clever collagists absorbed, and complimentary graphite, charcoal, and sketch paper are provided for brainstorming over draft beers and local wines. To soak up excess alcohol and artistic inspiration, The Canvas offers soups, salads, shared plates, and hearty sandwiches. The Jackson Pollock splashes fresh bread with apples, brie, and Oregon blackberry preserves ($8), while the Andy Warhol peppers roast beef and campagnolo bread with pops of gouda, tomato, mesclun greens, sundried-tomato aioli, and at least 15 minutes of fame ($8). Some menu items can be made gluten-free, and many are herbivore friendly.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Dublin Pub, a local pub. Come prepared to feast at Dublin Pub — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Dublin Pub's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Perfect for after-work outings, Dublin Pub's happy hour is hard to beat. For no extra charge, utilize Dublin Pub's free wifi. Dance the night away to Dublin Pub's live music. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Dublin Pub is ultra casual. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Dublin Pub, with meals usually costing less than $15.
For a low-key lunch, Produce Row Cafe is a charming cafe worth checking out. Dieters beware — Produce Row Cafe does not offer low-fat cuisine. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Produce Row Cafe won't disappoint. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Produce Row Cafe. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. At Produce Row Cafe, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Free wifi is available as well. Produce Row Cafe can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. Take it nice and easy at Produce Row Cafe, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Produce Row Cafe's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Produce Row Cafe, too, where prices are generally under $15. You can stop by at practically any time, since Produce Row Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Relax and savor Blitz Ladd's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Blitz Ladd's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bring your whole brood to Blitz Ladd, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Just around the workday bend are Blitz Ladd's happy hour food and drink bargains. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Blitz Ladd. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Blitz Ladd's gorgeous patio. The sound levels at the restaurant can reach ear-splitting levels.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's SE 11th Ave location offers nearby street parking.
Meals at Blitz Ladd are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Blitz Ladd accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Portland's Bula Kava House serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more. The menu at Bula Kava House does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Bula Kava House provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Bula Kava House, so plan your budget accordingly.