Survey 2011: Best Late Night Snack

Bar at Biwa

Just in time for the weekend, our readers vote for the best place for a late-night snack.
Out of 760 votes:

    1. Cartopia at 12th and Hawthorne – 46% of the vote! Open 12pm – 3am. Map

When split into vendors, Potato Champion and Whiffies Fried Pies take the prize.

The others are a distant 2nd and 3rd:

  1. Biwa – 215 Southeast 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97214 (503) 239-8830 Daily 5pm to midnight. Happy hour 5 to 6:30 & 9pm – 10pm Map Our review
  2. Beaker & Flask – 720 Southeast Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 (503) 235-8180 Mon-Wed 5pm – 12am, Thu-Sat 5pm – 1am. Map My review

Honorable mention: Bunk Bar, The Gilt Club, Montage

I have to say, after a few drinks, I’m heading to Cartopia. I like the vibe, and there are some heated tables to relax on while your pies are being made. I’ve never made it past Whiffies to Potato Champion, but that’s only because I have a weakness for pies. That being said, I have also been to Biwa many times for late night ramen. If I want to be inside or want to have something more substantial, that’s where I head.

You can see all of the 2011 poll results here.

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. CO says

    I can only assume Bunk Bar didn’t take this one because it’s relatively new and not a ton of people know about it yet/have been. Open just as late and they serve booze, unlike cartopia….oh and it’s warm inside! nevermind the latest sandwich I had there: Korean Fried Chicken and Kimchi. Sandwich of the Year 2011 frontrunner!

  2. Leo says

    Sorry but if it’s before 12am, it’s not “late”. Only relatively speaking to the asinine 9pm and 10pm closing times seen unfortunately all too frequently around town.

    • CO says

      blame the customers not the restaurants…..but yes, people in this town say they want late-night in the same way they want fine dining. What they want is the *option* of both, without ever going. I guess people want to live vicariously through the_idea_of patronizing these places. Sure would be great if you could pay vendors in daydreams!?

    • sustainability_is_not_hype says

      quite a few carts stay open past 12am. and, frankly, an increasing fraction of my “eating out dollars” now goes to carts.

  3. says

    Can’t agree more with the carts. Nicely satisfies my late night cravings with crepes, pies, pizza, and fries (and poutine). If the sandwiches and Mexican food were better I’d be in late-night, maybe-not-quite-sober heaven.

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