We stopped by for hip cocktails in a trendy lounge. It’s a complicated navigation to the bathroom involving getting a key from the bartender and talking to the Lipstick Building doorman and being let in through a closed area and taking the elevator. Check them out: Yelp | Website
I have wanted to try 116 Crown for a long time, seeing all the nice photos of the patio in the summertime, but somehow didn’t make it out until more than a year since we moved here. I’m sad I didn’t go earlier! They have a beautiful bar lit from inside and these cozy booths with cushions that look like logs. Their drink list goes on for pages and pages, and their snacks aren’t bad either! Yelp; website.
Most of the fun is watching the rolls being made.
Otherwise, it’s ice cream.
Good graphic design.
Less claustrophobic than my other Chinatown go-to ice cream place, Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
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Amazing chocolate donuts, I didn’t think they were going to be as amazing as they were. Everything else was also fantastic, but the donuts were so good that we ordered more at the end of the meal. Yelp; website.
Several people recommended Nong’s to me when they heard I was visiting Portland. There was a long line out the door despite us arriving pretty late in the evening, but we were able to find seats outside. They were unfortunately out of their alcoholic smoothies but we had amazing chicken!
Tiny little ramen joint. Only cash. You descend and sit crouched over a counter where feet away noodles are dropped into vats of boiling water and then plopped into your plate. How could you get closer to the real deal? Yelp.