Stop #1 : Vincente’s Gourmet Pizza, 1935 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Ore. My husband had been here a few times and says the pizza is fantastic, but we were just stopping in for a drink before dinner down the street and a bit of pre-season NFL. The place is cute, clean and bright- perfect for families or a sports bar oriented crowd.
Stop #2 : Bombay Cricket Club, 1925 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Ore. Again, my husband had been here before, but I hadn’t. I am a huge fan of Middle Eastern and Indian food and I’d been dying to go to this place. It is tiny, but there wasn’t a super long wait, the service was wonderful and so was the food. We shared chicken masala, lamb curry and hummus with naan. I definitely want to go back sometime. I’d heard people say that the folks at Bombay Cricket could be uppity and rude, but I didn’t experience that at all.
Stop #3 : A little after dinner relaxation and drinks at Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland. Ore.
On a Friday night, this place was super loud with a relatively obnoxious DJ, (who was NOT playing Beatles, btw) but the signature cocktails are unique and tasty, the service is good and the architecture of the place is beautiful…a little spendy though.