Enjoying the cuisine of another culture can inspire you to someday travel there, where you will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Enjoy a comforting meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, shakes, and more at Red Coach Restaurant. Diners can drop in Monday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Coach Restaurant has greeted lunchtime diners with old-fashioned burgers, hard ice-cream milk shakes, and a family-friendly vibe since 1958. Chefs grill, fry, and slice lunch fare piled high with fresh produce and hormone-free beef from cows which, like most boy bands, were raised in the verdant Montana rangelands. The third-pound Karl's burger is the alpha patty of its all-beef pride, surveying its kingdom from a bready mount laden with Tillamook cheddar cheese and bacon ($11.25).
Burgers share table space with sandwiches ($7–$7.50) and sloppy joes ($8.75) sidekicked by chili fries, making for a meal as messy and fun as a pizza thrown at you from a minivan. Polish off midday meals with a milk shake ($4.50–$6), or rest weary spoons on an ice-cream buoy adrift in a root-beer float ($3.95). Located on the ground floor of the historic Charles F. Berg Building, Red Coach Restaurant transports diners to a simpler time with its deep-seated red vinyl booths, open-kitchen grill, and worm-hole-birthing curly straws.
Red Coach Restaurant
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, Oregon 97205