“The place where friends and family meet”, “Bring the kids!”, “Tot Tuesday”, “Free Soft Serve Ice Cream”. These are all quotes from the websites at Hopworks and Laurelwood Public House, and they show how much things have changed. Add Sunshine Tavern and Pause and these sort of restaurants are reaching out to a bigger audience. It’s Phillip Morris all over again!
Obviously this tactic is working, as both businesses are at the top of our survey. It sounds like they are great places to bring the kids. The Sunshine Tavern appeared out of nowhere to take the third place. Old Wive’s Tales puzzles me a bit, but I haven’t been there in years. Slappy Cakes reminds me of one of my favorite breakfast activities as a child – making my own pancakes (Micky Mouse of course).
- Urban Brewery – 2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97202 Map (503) 232-4677
- Bike Bar – 3947 N. Williams Ave., Portland OR 97227 Map (503) 287-6258
3. Sunshine Tavern (closed)
5. Pause Kitchen and Bar– (closed)
7. Old Wive’s Tales – (closed)
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