Bridgeport Ale House

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: October 8, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip): $27 If this was a Happy Hour blog, I'd probably give Bridgeport Ale House an A- overall, but this is a lunch blog, and as lunch goes, it was a C, tops. The Hawthorne location, Bridgeport Ale House, is not to be confused with Bridgeport Brew Pub on NW Marshall, where I have also eaten on a previous occasion. The Ale House is an overall much smaller location, with a smaller menu selection. There is no bakery on the premises, just your basic upscale pub atmosphere. On my visit to the west side location I…
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Pepino’s Fresh Mexican Grill

3832 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.pepinos.org/ Date of visit: Oct 7, 2009 Price for 2: $11.50 After a few days out off town, we opted against somewhere new and headed to Pepino's, by far one of my favorite lunch spots. The taqueria is quick, cheap, and one of the few places on Hawthorne with an actual parking lot. (If you've been to Hawthorne you know parking can be a real pain.) Unlike the nearby, over-hyped Por Que No, Pepino's is seriously cheap. I almost always go for the taqeria taco combo: two tacos, chips and a drink for $4.50. The tacos themselves are super basic. Two corn tortillas, meat (I get…
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Rovente Pizza

3240 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: September 28, 2009 Cost for two: $15 (with leftovers) West coast pizza places tend to have one thing in common: shitty pizza. So either Rovente is an exception, or I have been here too long, because I was pleasantly surprised with the offerings at this hole-in-the-wall pizza joint. Rovente apparently as two locations in Portland. The one on Hawthorne is tiny, with only a few indoor bar seats to speak of. Most of the dining room is taken up by a huge glass case displaying the day’s pizza selections. Luckily, the day we hit up Rovente it was nice out, and we were…
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Hawthorne Street Cafe

3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of visit: September 24, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip) $24.40 The Hawthorne Street Cafe is a oddly named place, with Hawthorne being a boulevard and all, but that's not the only thing unique about it. It's situated in an old, misplaced farm house on the corner of 33rd Ave, and from the outside, seems more on the upscale end of the spectrum. But immediately upon walking in, I felt like I'd ended up back in Vermont, in a country cafe complete with red checkered table clothes and a sloping porch where we were seated. The menu is standard breakfast and lunch fare, with breakfast…
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Bridgeport Ale House

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: October 8, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip): $27 If this was a Happy Hour blog, I'd probably give Bridgeport Ale House an A- overall, but this is a lunch blog, and as lunch goes, it was a C, tops. The Hawthorne location, Bridgeport Ale House, is not to be confused with Bridgeport Brew Pub on NW Marshall, where I have also eaten on a previous occasion. The Ale House is an overall much smaller location, with a smaller menu selection. There is no bakery on the premises, just your basic upscale pub atmosphere. On my visit to the west side location I…
Read More

Pepino’s Fresh Mexican Grill

3832 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.pepinos.org/ Date of visit: Oct 7, 2009 Price for 2: $11.50 After a few days out off town, we opted against somewhere new and headed to Pepino's, by far one of my favorite lunch spots. The taqueria is quick, cheap, and one of the few places on Hawthorne with an actual parking lot. (If you've been to Hawthorne you know parking can be a real pain.) Unlike the nearby, over-hyped Por Que No, Pepino's is seriously cheap. I almost always go for the taqeria taco combo: two tacos, chips and a drink for $4.50. The tacos themselves are super basic. Two corn tortillas, meat (I get…
Read More

Rovente Pizza

3240 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: September 28, 2009 Cost for two: $15 (with leftovers) West coast pizza places tend to have one thing in common: shitty pizza. So either Rovente is an exception, or I have been here too long, because I was pleasantly surprised with the offerings at this hole-in-the-wall pizza joint. Rovente apparently as two locations in Portland. The one on Hawthorne is tiny, with only a few indoor bar seats to speak of. Most of the dining room is taken up by a huge glass case displaying the day’s pizza selections. Luckily, the day we hit up Rovente it was nice out, and we were…
Read More

Hawthorne Street Cafe

3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of visit: September 24, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip) $24.40 The Hawthorne Street Cafe is a oddly named place, with Hawthorne being a boulevard and all, but that's not the only thing unique about it. It's situated in an old, misplaced farm house on the corner of 33rd Ave, and from the outside, seems more on the upscale end of the spectrum. But immediately upon walking in, I felt like I'd ended up back in Vermont, in a country cafe complete with red checkered table clothes and a sloping porch where we were seated. The menu is standard breakfast and lunch fare, with breakfast…
Read More

Bridgeport Ale House

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: October 8, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip): $27 If this was a Happy Hour blog, I'd probably give Bridgeport Ale House an A- overall, but this is a lunch blog, and as lunch goes, it was a C, tops. The Hawthorne location, Bridgeport Ale House, is not to be confused with Bridgeport Brew Pub on NW Marshall, where I have also eaten on a previous occasion. The Ale House is an overall much smaller location, with a smaller menu selection. There is no bakery on the premises, just your basic upscale pub atmosphere. On my visit to the west side location I…
Read More

Pepino’s Fresh Mexican Grill

3832 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.pepinos.org/ Date of visit: Oct 7, 2009 Price for 2: $11.50 After a few days out off town, we opted against somewhere new and headed to Pepino's, by far one of my favorite lunch spots. The taqueria is quick, cheap, and one of the few places on Hawthorne with an actual parking lot. (If you've been to Hawthorne you know parking can be a real pain.) Unlike the nearby, over-hyped Por Que No, Pepino's is seriously cheap. I almost always go for the taqeria taco combo: two tacos, chips and a drink for $4.50. The tacos themselves are super basic. Two corn tortillas, meat (I get…
Read More

Rovente Pizza

3240 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: September 28, 2009 Cost for two: $15 (with leftovers) West coast pizza places tend to have one thing in common: shitty pizza. So either Rovente is an exception, or I have been here too long, because I was pleasantly surprised with the offerings at this hole-in-the-wall pizza joint. Rovente apparently as two locations in Portland. The one on Hawthorne is tiny, with only a few indoor bar seats to speak of. Most of the dining room is taken up by a huge glass case displaying the day’s pizza selections. Luckily, the day we hit up Rovente it was nice out, and we were…
Read More

Hawthorne Street Cafe

3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of visit: September 24, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip) $24.40 The Hawthorne Street Cafe is a oddly named place, with Hawthorne being a boulevard and all, but that's not the only thing unique about it. It's situated in an old, misplaced farm house on the corner of 33rd Ave, and from the outside, seems more on the upscale end of the spectrum. But immediately upon walking in, I felt like I'd ended up back in Vermont, in a country cafe complete with red checkered table clothes and a sloping porch where we were seated. The menu is standard breakfast and lunch fare, with breakfast…
Read More

Bridgeport Ale House

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: October 8, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip): $27 If this was a Happy Hour blog, I'd probably give Bridgeport Ale House an A- overall, but this is a lunch blog, and as lunch goes, it was a C, tops. The Hawthorne location, Bridgeport Ale House, is not to be confused with Bridgeport Brew Pub on NW Marshall, where I have also eaten on a previous occasion. The Ale House is an overall much smaller location, with a smaller menu selection. There is no bakery on the premises, just your basic upscale pub atmosphere. On my visit to the west side location I…
Read More

Pepino’s Fresh Mexican Grill

3832 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.pepinos.org/ Date of visit: Oct 7, 2009 Price for 2: $11.50 After a few days out off town, we opted against somewhere new and headed to Pepino's, by far one of my favorite lunch spots. The taqueria is quick, cheap, and one of the few places on Hawthorne with an actual parking lot. (If you've been to Hawthorne you know parking can be a real pain.) Unlike the nearby, over-hyped Por Que No, Pepino's is seriously cheap. I almost always go for the taqeria taco combo: two tacos, chips and a drink for $4.50. The tacos themselves are super basic. Two corn tortillas, meat (I get…
Read More

Rovente Pizza

3240 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of Visit: September 28, 2009 Cost for two: $15 (with leftovers) West coast pizza places tend to have one thing in common: shitty pizza. So either Rovente is an exception, or I have been here too long, because I was pleasantly surprised with the offerings at this hole-in-the-wall pizza joint. Rovente apparently as two locations in Portland. The one on Hawthorne is tiny, with only a few indoor bar seats to speak of. Most of the dining room is taken up by a huge glass case displaying the day’s pizza selections. Luckily, the day we hit up Rovente it was nice out, and we were…
Read More

Hawthorne Street Cafe

3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd Date of visit: September 24, 2009 Price for 2 (with tip) $24.40 The Hawthorne Street Cafe is a oddly named place, with Hawthorne being a boulevard and all, but that's not the only thing unique about it. It's situated in an old, misplaced farm house on the corner of 33rd Ave, and from the outside, seems more on the upscale end of the spectrum. But immediately upon walking in, I felt like I'd ended up back in Vermont, in a country cafe complete with red checkered table clothes and a sloping porch where we were seated. The menu is standard breakfast and lunch fare, with breakfast…
Read More