Four Places to Try on the Central Eastside: Part 3
Some of these featured spots are so nice, they had to open them twice. You may have seen these restaurants in other PDX neighborhoods as well. Either way we’re lucky to have these stand-by’s in our Central Eastside neighborhood. From pizza and salad, to “Tali sauce”, all types of eaters are bound to find their favorites at one of these classic Portland places. You won’t be let down by what these fun and casual eateries have to offer.
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Bunk Sandwiches are great for a traditional, done right sandwich. All are filled with quality local ingredients that are bound to satisfy your carbohydrate needs. Some epic picks we recommend are the Italian Cured Meats filled with Olympia Provisions salami, mortadella and capicola, or the Pork Belly Cubano, and the Roasted Chicken Salad Sandwich with bacon and avocado (too many faves to list here)! But really, their Tillamook Cheddar sandwich with creamy tomato basil soup is hard to beat on a rainy day.
Whole Bowl has a good number of locations here and luckily, there is a conveniently located food cart here in the Central Eastside. Whole Bowl is a great option for a healthy meal. They have set ingredients which are simply; rice, Tillamook cheddar, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, black & red beans, salsa, and olives. Whole Bowl is known for their secret ingredient, Tali Sauce, which is a savory garlicky-concoction. Take away or omit any of these ingredients or opt. to “veganize” your bowl. Best for a quick lunch or if you are on the go.
Sizzle Pie, your trusty PDX stand-by. Most vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores are bound to find their favorites here. With plentiful seating, Sizzle Pie is great for dining in or ordering to go with friends, colleagues, or for a quick solo lunch. One of their best deals is there slice and half salad option. Choose from any of their pre-made slices and also get a substantial portion of one of their three salads the Rabbit, Hellion, or Caligula. Motivate your colleagues all day with pizza, Sizzle Pie opens right at 11:00 am – yes, they also have Breakfast Pies.
Your neighborhood pub is here! Be prepared to find tons of beer and cozy nooks to sit in either alone or with colleagues. The food here is delicious, the Fried Cauliflower, Brats, Salads or any of the sandwiches are all winning choices. Fair prices for great quality food! Enjoy local beers aplenty on tap. This intentionally designed beer hall atmosphere is great for a casual meetings, lunch, or after work drinks. The Yellowfin Tuna Salad aka the Nicoise Salad is a great choice for a filling lunch.