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Yelpers give Roscoe's an average of four stars. Three Citysearchers give it an average of four stars, four Google Mappers give it an average of three stars, and more than 800 Facebookers like Roscoe's.

8105 SE Stark St
Portland,
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Tanuki is certainly a strange dive bar—but you can wash the occasional porn screenings down with craft sake and shochu. Along with Japanese “drinking food,” of course—the bar’s on this list for a reason! Try the quail eggs with cinnamon quail sauce, or the salt plum with jellyfish and pickled cartilage.

8029 SE Stark St
Portland,
OR
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Adam Sappington, a James Beard Award semifinalist, and his wife, Jackie, a celebrated pastry chef, turn out down-home brunch meals that incorporate house-cured meats and abide by the farm-to-table philosophy. And like their marriage, their eggs benedict is a perfect union of their assets—eggs and Adam’s house-cured ham top Jackie’s housemade sweet biscuits.

7937 SE Stark St
Portland,
OR
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The cozy interior of the lounge provides an inviting backdrop for tossing back classics and discovering new favorites. Peruse the creative menu, or ask a friendly bartender for a suggestion that suits the mood. Soothe a sore throat by gargling an Ambassador—a boozy blend of absinthe, St. Germain, grapefruit bitters, and soda with grapefruit ($9)—or quench a dry mouth with a Corpse Reviver ($7.50), featuring brandy, Menta Branca, Fernet Branca, anise tincture, and a lemon twist. Those who would say something like "Give it to me straight, doc" can slam back The Local ($4), an unadulterated sip of Olympia beer plus a shot of house whiskey. Soak up potency with clever eats that include grilled flatbread sandwiches ($7–$9); spiced nuts ($2); and a green-apple, roasted-garlic, queso-fresco, and blue-cheese pizzeta ($6), among others.

7907 SE Stark St
Portland,
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PotteryFun's simple, hands-on process lets visitors decorate and take home a piece of expertly crafted earthenware. Like a child emperor preparing to mobilize toy terra-cotta soldiers, potential painters can pace to and fro to eye the studio’s selection of unfinished daubale goods before selecting an item for decoration, fire, and containing. Clay canvases include magnets ($6–$8), tiles ($5–$10), plates ($18–$30), bowls ($20–$60), figurines ($12–$50), and more. Once equipped, owners can festoon their items as they please thanks to a selection of 64 paints and implements including brushes, stamps, sponges, and hands. Once painted, the ceramic vessel is set within PotteryFun’s kiln, thereby emblazoning the piece forever with the spongy markings, and then set to cool. Users swing by a few days later to pick up their nontoxic, food-friendly masterwork.

7821 SE Stark St
Portland,
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The Academy Theater is a piece of Portland history. Opened in 1948, the original Academy was the city’s first ever silver screen. The theater fell into dereliction and disrepair until it was restored to its former glory in 2006 in a style true to the original. Vintage photographs from the very first opening night at the Academy adorn the walls. The theater features three auditoriums with Dolby sound, state of the art projection technology, and comfortable reclining seating. The Academy is also wheelchair accessible and has closed-caption and listening device capabilities for the hearing impaired. The nearby cafes, pizzerias, and sushi restaurants make the Academy Theater the perfect place for a date night.

7818 SE Stark St
Portland,
OR
US