Metro Portland Restaurant Scene...McMenamins at it's best & Worst!
Image by Always at Home via Flickr Artwork at St. Helen's location.Want to know what I LOVE to do more than anything else? I love to eat at a beautiful restaurant in the evening. I want to get dressed up and be treated as though I really matter to the waiter. He (always a he in my dreams) needs to look deeply into my eyes and ask we how I want my martini. I dream about it a lot.
Alas, in reality, we eat at brewpubs!!! On the plus side, Portland has a gajillion of these pubs so finding a nice location is not that hard. We ate at the Cornelius Rd. McMenamins (former blogs) this last week with family. This is so ideal because on a warm day the children can play on the grass while adults visit at long tables. On this particular evening it was chilly and raining so we were seated upstairs by an understanding host...we came in last and were seated first! There was lots of room for a busy two year old to mess around. People in Oregon are generally not bothered by children scurrying here and there.
|Gas Light! Historically McMenamins!|
|The Kitchen...look at that floor!|
We ate out at Syun's Izakaya Restaurant again last night. This sushi izakaya restaurant is the best in the area. We had a meal with our family (adults) that was fit to feed an emperor. Fitting it seems!
Oh by the way...Happy 4th of July...we love America's Birthday!