Dining in the City of Roses

7 04 2010

Portlanders embrace their city. The slogan “Keep Portland Weird” is found on numerous tailgates, city benches, and bulletin boards. While competing in the New Venture Championship, each team will have plenty of free time to check out some of the hot places to eat and drink that have helped shape Portland.

1) Eat at a McMenamins Pub
The mention of McMenamins makes a Portland resident’s chest swell up with pride. Priding itself on brewing over 25,000 batches of beer, the company offers many selections for even the most picky beer drinker. It is highly suggested to grab a burger or sandwich during happy hour while enjoying one of McMenamins’ famous ales. Suggestions include the Terminator Stout, Hammerhead, Ruby, Edgefield Wheat, Black Rabbit Porter, and Sunflower IPA.

2) Voodoo Donuts

Check out our previous blog post about Voodoo Donuts. The business encapsulates the downtown vibes

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of Portland. Combining saltiness with sweetness, Voodoo Donuts will amaze you with its variety. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Dirt (a raised doughnut covered with vanilla glaze and oreo cookies) or the Dirty Snowball (chocolate cake doughnut covered with pink marshmallow glaze and a surprise filling).

3) Movie Brewpubs

Regal Cinemas will not allow food or alcoholic drinks in their theatres. Luckily for Portland guests and residents, many other places do. Check out a McMenamins theater (we recommend the Bagdad). Visit one and enjoy quality food and a refreshing with a new release.

4) Happy Hour at Portland City Grill
Enjoy cheap prices, high quality food, and a gorgeous view of the entire city of Portland all at the Portland City Grill. By offering USDA Prime steaks and fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood, the Grill attracts both locals and visitors. The only suggestion: Grab a seat by 4 p.m. or else you’ll have a hard time getting a booth with a good view!

5) Flying Pie Pizza
With various locations in the Portland and surrounding areas, Flying Pie proves that there is quality pizza in the Northwest. With gluten-free options, the pizzeria has fresh ingredients, hand-rolled dough, and premium service. Get ready to use a fork, because each pizza is stacked with toppings! The Stromboli is a must-try!




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