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Elegant little spot, perfect for a nosh, din-din or lunch while in the downtown area. Entrees include grilled ostrich, blue marlin with braised fennel, chicken lasagna, and so on. As far as appetizers are concerned, the crab cakes go well with a draft beer. Ditto the scallops. But what we really like to do at Portland's is drink. The bar offers an engaging ambiance, well-suited to a date or just a friendly quaff amongst buds. And there's a lovely list of New World wines and fine spirits to choose from. Overall, a classy joint. Wish we lived in the lofts right behind it.
Done right, beef bourguignon should be a classic dish that cravings are made of, with economical beef chuck made glamorous from a roll in flour, a lusty browning in oil, and a deep pond of Burgundy, the wine deglazed and scraped up with good beef... More »
This place has been right in my backyard for almost a year and I finally got around to trying it this weekend and I am hitting myself for not trying it sooner. This place is great. My Alfredo Burger was delicious and the cajun and parmesan fries were both terrific. Prices for the full entrees is a little steep, but the burgers and salads are pretty reasonable.
Before we stumble out for a tour of the galleries on Roosevelt Row, we like to stop in at the bar at Portland's for a fancy cocktail. Our favorite is a sweetie called the Thin Mint Tini -- just a simple blend of Ketel One, Rumpleminze Peppermint Schnapps, crème de cacao and a splash of cream. Is this why our friends had so much fun at Girl Scout camp? More »
We know, we know, Sex and the City is so 2004. Everyone who's anyone is now watching Entourage. But can we help it if we developed a strong attachment to Carrie Bradshaw's favorite drink, the cosmopolitan? We know vodka sales skyrocketed along with Sex's ratings, and we intend to keep sales high. And ourselves a little high, too, on the cosmos at Portland's. The bartenders there know just the right amount of cranberry juice (a scant splash) to mix in with the ice-cold vodka. We're not even... More »
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