It's an impossible list, but since you all always ask (and I "cheated"), here you go:
Happy Hour of the Year!
Mama Mia Trattoria The Happy Hour menu here hosts 27 food items including three desserts, and great drink deals too! It's super cute and perfectly low-key, and the food here hits that elusive high mark, given my Chicago Italian cravings. More info
Top Ten -- Downtown, NW, Pearl Departure -- Stellar w/roof deck! Brother bar Urban Farmer too Fogo de Chao -- WOWS me and I want it all the time Karam -- LOVE the food here! And only $2.50/plate to try all! Oba -- Stars all across the board. A phenomenal food fave! Raven & Rose -- A must: Traditional, delicious, and exceptional Sake Japanese & Thai -- SO GOOD, and you get both food types Seres -- Healthy and serene. Tons of choices! Thirst -- On the river! Downtown sister bar, Bistro Marquee too. Trader Vic's -- Great food, super-fun drinks, and killer decor
Top Ten -- North, NE, and SE Block & Tackle
La Calaca Comelona
A Few More Personal Favorites
My "Magic Formula" aside (or not), more of my fave raves.
Also, check your book for those hand-written "Favorite" notes!
Gilda's Italian (especially steak bites!)
Noho's Hawaiian (Fremont)
Oregon Public House
Best of the 'Burbs
Beaverton: Thai Bloom!
Lake Oswego: Stickmen Brewery
Vancouver: Grant House and Woody's Tacos
Food Deals 3
Astounding menu! Two dozen items plus desserts: Four kinds of pizza, meatball sliders, Sicilian or
veggie muffulettas, lasagna of the day, manicotti, penne, several
salads, minestrone, calamari, clams, mussels, meatballs, fries, fried
zucchini; plus cannoli, tartufo, and their trademark zeppole!
Mama mia! Now that’s Italian! Luscious old world ambiance with 20
chandeliers, golden touches, white marble tables, and romantic
candlelight. Happy Hour is in the front bar area only, plus seasonal
sidewalk al fresco dining. Small group availability possible in private
side room (no extra fee but must call ahead).