Bus line 10-Harold provides weekday service between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and connects Lents Town Center and Portland City Center. Did you catch that? Weekday service. That means in order to get to these amazing restaurants and eateries on Saturday or Sunday, you’re going to have to use an alternate bus line. As always, use TriMet’s trip planner for assistance. Simply enter your starting location and the restaurant’s address as the ending location for a detailed trip itinerary.
Farm House Cafe 101 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97204
4 Stars on Yelp $
“Our hot, toasted sandwich recipes are specially designed to bring out the flavors of our roasted meats. In our Barron of Beef sandwich, medium-rare beef is sliced thin and topped with red onion, your choice of cheese and optional horseradish. A Farm House customer favorite, our Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken sandwich includes our specially marinated chicken and a zippy honey mustard sauce. Other sandwich choices include Hot Pastrami, Turkey Cranberry with cream cheese, Tuna Melt, Pulled Pork and many more.” ~Farm House Cafe
Nearest Line 10 bus stops:
Higgins Restaurant & Bar 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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Chicken & Mushroom Dumplings with chili, Thai basil, and crispy shallot from the Portland Dining Month menu at Departure Restaurant & Lounge. Click the image to enlarge.
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Photo © Stephanie Paris
Falling in love with Seaside, Oregon was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. With its unique whimsical charm and old-timey character, it has become one of my family’s favorite weekend destinations. It’s the kind of place that has the ability to appeal to everyone due to the fact that there is just so much to do, see, eat, discover, and experience. It inspires us to explore, and we take great pleasure in devouring as much of Seaside as we can possibly fit into our multi-day stays. This includes expansive, open beaches, vintage and modern arcade games, boutique shopping, an indoor carousel, delightful restaurants, a 1.5 mile boardwalk affectionately nicknamed the “Prom,” and hotel accommodations ranging from large resorts to small beach bungalows. Incredibly, this treasured beach town in all its splendor is easily accessible by bus.
Our trip begins at Union Station in Portland, Oregon, where we choose the morning bus, departing at 9:30 AM (there’s also an evening departure at 6:20 PM). The scenic ride aboard the NorthWest POINT bus is a comfortable one, with reclining seats, foot rests, free wifi, and an on-board restroom. Once in Seaside, Continue reading →
One of Portland’s most anticipated culinary events is Portland Dining Month. For the entire month of March, over 100 Portland restaurants will be offering three-course meals for just $29 per person. Some of the participating restaurants scarcely offer one entree at that price, let alone THREE courses! Now’s the perfect time to try some of those restaurants that everyone’s been talking about, or that have been on your foodie to-do list since you read their acclaimed yelp reviews.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly Portland event unless there was a non-profit beneficiary involved. If you book your reservation using the provided Open Table links for the various restaurants below, Portland Dining Month will make a donation to the Oregon Food Bank. 72 of the 100+ Portland Dining Month restaurants are participating in the Open Table reservation system, and you’ll find the complete list by clicking here. To see the complete list of all restaurants participating in Portland Dining Month, including each of their 3-course menus, click here.
All of the restaurants are accessible by public transportation, but featured below are 31 of my favorites, along with TriMet links to the nearest bus, MAX, and streetcar stops. Don’t worry if the restaurant you want to visit isn’t on my list; just use TriMet’s trip planning page to enter your starting location, then the ending address of your desired Portland Dining Month participating restaurant and you’ll get a detailed trip itinerary. Enjoy!
Acadia 1303 N.E. Fremont St., Portland, OR 97212
Photo by Pearl P.
4.5 stars on Yelp $$
Accessibility by bus:
Accanto 2838 S.E. Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214
Photo by Feuy S.
4 stars on Yelp $$ ~ Click here to make OpenTable reservations
Accessibility by bus:
Al Amir 223 S.W. Stark St., Portland, OR 97204
Photo by Al Amir on Facebook
4 Stars on Yelp $$
Accessibility by bus:
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