Diners in Saint Helens

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Ever since 1958, Red Coach Restaurant has been serving up a classic combo: juicy burgers and ice cream shakes. The restaurant was originally known as the Snack Bar; owners Bob and Jeanne Durkheimer changed the moniker when they relocated into the historic Charles F. Berg building, according to The Oregonian. They preserved the restaurant's original spirit, however, bringing along their original stainless steel kitchen appliances and 1920s-era cash register. The Durkheimers retired in 2008, passing the eatery along to their daughter Kim. Many regulars?some of whom first visited as children?still come by for lunch. Today, though, they bring along their own families.

Like the restaurant's family-friendly vibe, the beef that goes into its burgers is wholesome. It's hormone-free, and comes from cattle raised on Montana's open rangelands. Diners can also dig into garden burgers or sloppy joes paired with hard ice cream milkshakes and malts. High-backed vinyl booths offer enough privacy for diners to chat comfortably or sing songs about their social lives.

615 SW Broadway
Portland,
OR
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Come hungry and leave happy! Bread and Ink Cafe in Portland aims to please even the pickiest eater. Plan to indulge a bit at Bread and Ink Cafe, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Be sure to complete your meal at Bread and Ink Cafe with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Bread and Ink Cafe, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Patio tables and chairs are ready for Bread and Ink Cafe diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Bread and Ink Cafe complimentary wifi.

It doesn't get much more laid-back than Bread and Ink Cafe, so dress for comfort when you come. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Bread and Ink Cafe also offers catering.

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Meals at Bread and Ink Cafe are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Brunch is the house specialty at Bread and Ink Cafe, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.

3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland,
OR
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Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge is a cute cafe that's perfect for a small bite or cup of coffee. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Grab the kids when you head to Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Ideal for large groups, Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge will make sure your party feels anything but cramped.

If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge during the slower weekday hours. If time is of the essence, Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge's take-out option may be a better fit.

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Dining at Nite Hawk Cafe and Lounge will set you back about $30 per person on average. Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.

6423 N Interstate Ave
Portland,
OR
US

For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Billy Heartbeats. None of the fare at Billy Heartbeats is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Parents, bring your kids along to Billy Heartbeats, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. For no extra charge, utilize Billy Heartbeats' free wifi. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Billy Heartbeats.

Billy Heartbeats is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). You can also serve food from Billy Heartbeats at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.

Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.

Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Billy Heartbeats, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

2039 Lloyd Ctr
Portland,
OR
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For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, Blue Plate serves traditional, no-frills fare in the Downtown Portland district of Portland. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Blue Plate, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Not to be overlooked is Blue Plate's no-charge wifi.

If time is of the essence, Blue Plate's take-out option may be a better fit.

In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.

With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Blue Plate. Blue Plate accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

308 Southwest Washington Street
Portland,
OR
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Looking for a laid-back diner? Denny's has all of your favorite eats and a casual ambiance. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. With its kid-friendly vibe, Denny's is a great spot for families to chow down. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Denny's — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.

Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Denny's' cooking from the comfort of their own home.

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Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Denny's, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner. No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.

12201 N Center Ave
Portland,
OR
US