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5101 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
+1 971-230-0705
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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390 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We went with family for dinner last evening. Children are welcome. I had pork schnitzel - very satisfying and filling. We also chose some of their specials plus wine and beer. Made for a great evening

Thank Vicar100
Burlingame, California
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283 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Had drinks and dinner with family on a Friday night while in town. Good fare for kids and adults, with lots of choices. Service was good, but place was jumping. Good beer selection and vegetarian options. Would go back in a flash. Well priced too.

Thank travelagentreplies
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Go to the place early or late, but during early dinner hours, it is often loaded with tons kids whose parents don't parent, screaming,crying, running around, you can't blame the kids, but the vast majority of parents in there, could care a less about you, it's all about them. I actually had a little kid, run up and pound on... More 

Thank Mike W
Eugene OR
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This restaurant is a few blocks from my son's house in Portland, so when we visit, we often go there. It is fun and funky in the usual Portland way. There are some really good beers on tap as well as some very nice well drinks and cocktails. The dinner menu is pretty limited (it is almost identical to the... More 

Thank travelmavenEugeneOR
Grants Pass, Oregon
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276 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We ate dinner here and I was impressed. I had the Cuban pork sandwich and it was excellent, with the flavor hard to beat. I also got a sample of their hamburger, and the meat was very mild, distinctive, and also very flavorful. I was impressed and would like to try other items on their menu. This restaurant was a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Here's a great neighborhood place with good food and good drinks. How can you go wrong? The wait staff are friendly and offer good advice for whatever you are in the mood for. They also have dinner specials which are great when we order them. Super easy max yellow line ride from downtown and a nice alternative neighborhood to see!

Thank Carlos V
San Diego, California
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I came in here for a family meal and had a decent time. My sister and husband were pleased with the GF fare, but I was unimpressed. First off, the beer special was from Colorado. With all of the Oregon breweries, why is there a need to outsource? Second, I ordered the bruschetta thinking that there would be tomatoes, sadly... More 

Thank Jake B
Cathedral City, California
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272 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

I have been to PAUSE many times, usually for the burger, which is very good and on a nice bun. It comes with a very simple salad or with fries. The fries are very good, the salad is mostly just a bunch of greens lightly dressed. They had a pulled-chicken sandwich on the same bun, with slaw on the meat.... More 

Thank Dave E
Ferndale, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

The the decor is a bit rough, but goes well with well-prepared honest food and service. It is comfortable for children and makes for a good meal out.

Thank joe s
Portland, Oregon, United States
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Have loved this place for years. Well specifically the smoked meats especially their Ruben sandwich and their heavenly fries! But man the space is badly in need of a renovation. The cushions on the booth benches are shot, the tables shoody and man the bathrooms are abysmal. Oh and what is with the cocktail menus? Can't you print up a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 971-230-0705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?