Dine out for Restaurants for Raphael House

Every year, I like to highlight the Restaurants for Raphael House event. For May 17, 2017, 45+ Portland area restaurants are participating in this tradition, now in its seventh year, where you can dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, any time on May 17 and participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to ensure our life-saving services are available to women, men, and children seeking safety from domestic violence.

Restaurants for Raphael House, enjoying a shake at Ruby Jewel
I grabbed a milkshake from Ruby Jewel last year as one of the stops to support Restaurants for Raphael House last year

You can see the full list here, divided by areas of Portland (and a few in Lake Oswego and Beaverton) but a few summaries of what each of these restaurants offer based off a version of the list I saw this week include of what each of the participating restaurants are below. [Read more…]

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Dining out For Raphael House

Now in it’s 6th year, the annual Restaurants for Raphael House will take place next Wednesday on May 18, all day. For the event, 40+ restaurants are participating all over Portland where a portion of their proceeds will be donated towards Raphael House. All you have to do is dine out next week on Wednesday at any of those restaurants.


Founded in 1977, Raphael House of Portland is the largest domestic violence shelter in Multnomah County, and is dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of domestic violence. They offer emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis line, transitional housing and advocacy programs to hundreds of adults and children annually, non-residential advocacy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, and also work to bring an end to violence through community outreach and education. Raphael House of Portland has been providing life-saving services to families for more than 38 years.

So please, how about making plans next week on Wednesday for a bite of breakfast and coffee? Or do lunch with a significant other, family, friends or coworkers? And then in the evening, get together with friends after work, or family night out, or date night? There are many restaurants all over to choose from, so it’s so easy to enjoy a good meal and eat for a good cause to help others. Dine out several times May 18th even! 

Every $100 raised during this event will provide one safe night in shelter for an adult or child escaping violence.

Here’s a look at the list: it may still be growing so check at the official Restaurants for Raphael House website.

Southeast

  • Accanto | 2838 SE Belmont St  Serving Italian fare for dinner like handmade pasta, and making the most of lots of local seasonal ingredients. Everything here is good!
    Accanto: potato gnocchi, lamb bolognese, mint and pecorino Accanto: capellini with samphire, garlic, chili, and fennel seed
  • Bazi Bierbrasserie | 1522 SE 32nd Ave Offering Belgian Beers and Food in a kid-friendly atmosphere and has a patio
  • Bread and Ink Cafe | 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd Roomy, long-lived American restaurant on Hawthorne with a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.
  • Chiang Mai | 3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd  Dishing up traditional specialties from Northern Thailand for lunch and dinner,  look for dishes you haven’t seen at a typical Thai food menu like  Gang Hung Lay and Khao Tod Naem Kook and Palo Moo.
  • Farm Spirit | 1414 SE Morrison St Excellent vegan dining experience with a tasting menu that I highly recommend even for those who aren’t vegan, see recaps of my previous experiences dining here in September 2015 and then February 2016.
    Tomato Water, plums, herbs, basil oil, nasturtium capers, cherry tomatoes
  • Fifty Licks Ice Cream | 2021 SE Clinton St One of my favorite ice cream parlors in Portland with traditional as well as nontraditional flavors, including sorbets for the dairy free and cool toppings and the best sffrogato in town. Flavors I’ve enjoyed include Stumptown Coffee, Roasted Milk, Thai Jasmine Rice with Pandan, and toppings of Bee Pollen or Sweet Corn Dust or Potato Chips! Below you can see Jasmine Tea with Apricot with bee pollen topping and then Fifty Licks Buttermilk Fudge Ice Cream with Lime Zest, Peanuts, Candied Ginger, and Shaved bottarga
    Fifty Licks, ice cream samples for our group in little sake cup tasters, this one is Jasmine Tea with Apricot with bee pollen topping Fifty Licks Buttermilk Fudge Ice Cream with Lime Zest, Peanuts, Candied Ginger, and Shaved bottarga
  • Pacific Pie Co. | 1520 SE 7th Ave  Handmade sweet and savory pies (hello Chocolate Bourbon Hazelnut pie, but also Chicken Pot Pie and Shepherd’s Pie and more),  plus other snacks and entrees like polenta with mushroom sauce, sausage rolls, chicken schnitzel, bangers and mash and more for lunch and dinner. I wrote a bit about the Northwest location in this Pacific Pie post here.
    Pacific Pie, Classic Chicken Pot Pie
  • Redwood | 7915 SE Stark St  American restaurant & lounge in Montavilla offering brunch everyday along with lunch and dinner that is a mix of classic (chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, fried brussels sprouts, cheddar and corn fritters) and new (grilled eggplant sandwich, braised tongue sandwich, mussels in house curry).
  • Roost | 1403 SE Belmont St American Bistro offering dinner in the Buckman neighborhood
  • Rose City Coffee Company | 7325 SE Milwaukie Ave Cute coffee house roasting beans daily specializing in fair trade and organic coffees and homemade pastries
  • Ruby Jewel – Hawthorne | 4703 SE Hawthorne Blvd The best ice cream sandwiches with choose your own homemade ice cream and cookies combo in Portland
    Ruby Jewel Scoops
  • Taqueria Nueve | 727 SE Washington St Tasty Mexican food and margaritas with a patio open in the evenings
  • The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar | 7937 SE Stark  Southern food serving brunch (including classic cast iron fried chicken, or chicken fried steak or smoked bbq brisket sandwich) and dinner (from that fried chicken again to a fish fry, duck leg, lamb meatloaf or a dish of whole hog) every day.
    The Country Cat, Portland Oregon, Grilled peaches with Lamb Bacon
  • Ya Hala | 8005 SE Stark St Family owned restaurant specializing in the homey traditional Lebanese cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Northeast

  • Acadia Bistro | 1303 NE Fremont St A New Orleans Bistro with Cajun-Creole food
    Acadia Restaurant Portland, Louisiana Barbeque Shrimp with lemon, black pepper, white wine and butter. I went back to the bowl and spooned the sauce right onto my bread.
  • Altabira City Tavern | 1021 NE Grand Ave #600 Restaurant at the Hotel Eastlund with a fabulous city view rooftop patio offering food and drink right across from the Oregon Convention Center and conveniently close to the Blazers games in Lloyd Center district
    Altabira City Tavern
  • Bella Faccia Pizzeria | 2934 NE Alberta St Funky neighborhood pizza with New York style pizza, including vegan pizza options for lunch and dinner.
  • Beulahland | 118 NE 28th Ave  Coffee and Alehouse offering breakfast, and then beer alongside American eats such as sandwiches & games including pinball or on the TVs (particularly futball/soccer from Europe, as well as local Timbers) during lunch and dinner.
  • Dove Vivi Pizza | 2727 NE Glisan St  Famous cornmeal-crust pizzas, there are also vegan pizza options from 4 PM on. Below are some slices I recently enjoyed, Pesto Pizza with spinach pesto, mozzarella, fontina, ricotta, tomatoes, basil and a slice of Blue Thyme pizza by Dove Vivi with that famous cornmeal crust and blue cheese, mozzarella, caramelized yellow onions and thyme.
    Pesto Pizza with spinach pesto, mozzarella, fontina, ricotta, tomatoes, basil by Dove Vivi with that famous cornmeal crust Blue Thyme pizza by Dove Vivi with that famous cornmeal crust and blue cheese, mozzarella, caramelized yellow onions and thyme
  • Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant | 1111 E Burnside St  Fourth floor restaurant along Burnside Avenue with seasonal ingredients including fro mits own garden and a rooftop patio with city views
  • Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai | 4759 NE Fremont St  Fried to order mini doughnuts with chai and coffee beverages open 8 AM – 4 PM
    Pip's Doughnuts One each of their Raw Honey and Sea Salt doughnut and a Meyer Lemon and Pear Butter doughnut, with a sample of either their Smoky Robinson Chai or Heart of Gold Chai
  • Rose and Thistle Public House | 2314 NE Broadway St  Scottish pub drinks and food

North Portland

  • Fino Bistro, Bar & Pizzeria | 8225 N Denver Ave Casual pizza and pasta
  • Las Primas | 3971 N Williams Ave #103  Peruvian eatery serving sandwiches, empanadas & other traditional street food & cocktails for lunch and dinner. I love their happy hour with their pisco sours (the national Peruvian cocktail) and I can’t resist getting the appetizer of Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks), a queso blanco filled fried wonton snack served with avocado-lime dip. It’s a popular street food and I see why because they go down very fast. Though it comes with a dip already, I also endorse getting all the little sauces and using this as your vehicle for all of them. Also try the empanada, and a main dish.
    Las Primas Happy Hour, pisco sour (the national Peruvian cocktail) Las Primas addictive appetizer ofTequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks), a queso blanco filled fried wonton snack served with avocado-lime dip. Las Primas addictive appetizer ofTequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks), a queso blanco filled fried wonton snack served with avocado-lime dip. I also endorse getting all the little sauces and using this as your vehicle for all of them
  • Ruby Jewel – Mississippi | 3713 N Mississippi Ave The best ice cream sandwiches with choose your own homemade ice cream and cookies combo in Portland
  • TILT Handcrafted Food Built For The American Workforce, Swan Island | 3449 N Anchor St  Unfussy breakfast fare, cocktails & HUGE juicy burgers for lunch and dinner, all in blue-collar industrial-themed digs on Swan Island. Get a Biscuit or Burger to fill your tummy and share a side of fries. Make sure you save room for pie for dessert.
    Tilt Restaurant, burger Island Trucker includes their fresh ground, 100% natural, local chuck patty, topped then with house baked honey cured ham, beer battered onion rings, grilled pineapple, house recipe teriyaki sauce, swiss cheese, lettuce, mayo on their house recipe bun. Also their beer battered house fries in large

Southwest Portland

  • AQUARIVA | 0470 SW Hamilton Ct Modern dining at the riverfront at the River’s Edge Hotel and Spa
  • GiGi’s Cafe | 6320 SW Capitol Hwy Breakfast and lunch spot offering hashes, scrambles, waffles and sandwiches
  • Mother’s Bistro & Bar | 212 SW Stark St  Cafe and bar with homey decor made a bit more fancy with beautiful chandeliers specializes in hearty comfort-food by moms (traditional, homey, comforting, made from scratch), if your mom really knew how to cook, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. They also serve great Cocktails at the bar, and fabulous French pressed coffee.
    California Avocado Commission and Chef Lisa Schroeder of Mother's Bistro & Bar celebrate June California Avocado Month with an Entree of Grilled Chicken Breast with sauteed onions and peppers topped with avocado and salsa, served with a Macaroni and Cheese with bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and topped with cotija cheese and green onions
  • Ruby Jewel – West End | 428 SW 12th Ave  The best ice cream sandwiches with choose your own homemade ice cream and cookies combo in Portland
    Ruby Jewel Scoops
  • Thirst Bistro | 0315 SW Montgomery St #340 Waterfront wine bar and bistro in the South Waterfront area, including a patio right by the river

Northwest Portland

  • Cerulean Wine Bar & Bistro | 1439 NW Marshall St Wine bar and restaurant with an industrial chic setting and a patio
  • Justa Pasta Co. | 1336 NW 19th Ave Offers handmade fresh pasta since 1991
  • Pacific Pie Co. | 1668 NW 23rd Ave Handmade sweet and savory pies (hello Chocolate Bourbon Hazelnut pie, but also Chicken Pot Pie and Shepherd’s Pie and more),  plus other snacks and entrees like polenta with mushroom sauce, sausage rolls, chicken schnitzel, bangers and mash and more for lunch and dinner. I wrote a bit about the Northwest location in this Pacific Pie post here.
    Pacific Pie Food Blogger Event - mini pies! Pacific Pie NW 23rd, Polenta with mushroom sauce, baked polenta with creamy organic crimini mushroom sauce Pacific Pie NW 23rd, Chicken Schnitzel that is skillet fried, seasoned and crumbed chicken breast served with your choice of potato and with a small green salad. I upped it by adding ham and melted Tillamook Cheddar
  • The Fireside | 801 NW 23rd Ave gastropub with New American food and per the name, fireplaces
  • TILT Handcrafted Food Built For The American Workforc, Pearl | 1355 NW Everett St  Unfussy breakfast fare, cocktails & HUGE juicy burgers for lunch and dinner, all in blue-collar industrial-themed digs on Swan Island. Get a Biscuit or Burger to fill your tummy and share a side of fries. Make sure you save room for pie for dessert.

Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Beaverton

  • Chuck’s Place 148 B Ave Suite 200 (Lake Oswego)  Neighborhood cafe with coffee, tea, and baked goods (particularly the scones) in Lake Oswego.Chuckie Pies
  • Chuckie Pies 430 5th St (Lake Oswego) Neighborhood pizzeria offers classic Neapolitan-style pies in Lake Oswego.
  • Petite Patisserie | 16144 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr (Happy Valley)   Bakery & coffee shop offering European-inspired baked goods, plus crêpes & sandwiches in Happy Valley.
  • MiNGO | 12600 SW Crescent Street Suite 120 (Beaverton) Italian restaurant right at the Beaverton Central Max stop offering lunch, really excellent happy hour, and dinner
  • Pine Shed Ribs and Barbecue | 17730 Pilkington Rd (Lake Oswego) Rustic bbq at outdoor tables

I know I have plans to support them – I hope you can also make it out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner sometime that day. You can make a difference! Post your support on social media using the hashtag #R4RH.

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