Restaurants, Dining - Southwest, SW Portland, John's Landing, SW Downtown, Multnomah Village, Raleigh Hills, Lair Hill, Barbur, Hillsdale, Capitol Highway, Boone's Ferry, Terwilliger
Canyon Grille, Beaverton - near Raleigh Hills. Bevy of hot sandwich specialties, like their signature Grand Canyon (smoke sirloin, grilled onions, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, cheese and their Canyon sauce); or others with barbecue pork loin, chicken breast and pineapple, or chicken with Wild Bill Buffalo sauce. Hot dogs, turkey –bacon-avocado or the monstrous burrito that’s filled with homemade pork verde. Hamburgers are the flagship dish, with huge, thick and juicy patties, come with bacon, mushroom/Swiss, Hawaiian-style, Canyon sauce or bleu cheese. There’s also buffalo meat, salmon, veggie or the huge chili cheese fries burger. Usually about $5 - $7. A large array of salads and milkshakes with real fruit chunks in them round out the specialties. Breakfast are huge and hearty (weekends only – around $7), including waffles, French toast, chicken fried steak, massive omelets and a homemade country gravy to die for. 8825 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, Oregon. 503-292-5131 http://www.thecanyongrill.com
Noodles Restaurant. Not to be confused with the chain, this indie eatery provides upscale flavors at bargain prices. Gourmet pastas that never waver in quality or a sense of the homemade. Lunch and dinner usually under $10. Spaghetti marinara with choice of Italian sausage or mushrooms, fettucini alfredo, an innovative take on Mexican pasta, glorious mac n' cheese given the gourmet treatment with smoked turkey, and a soft, unforgettable braised beef with rotelli pasta in a red wine sauce and gorgonzola. Look for ethnic re-inventions like Thai chicken linquini, or there is the hearty beef stroganoff, chicken picatta with a lemon cream sauce, garlic shrimp in a citrus cream white wine sauce, bay shrimp in basil cream and artichoke hearts, and enormous ravioli with spinach and cheese. Garlic cheese bread is famous for a reason; stunning epicurian salads. Kids menu and out of this world housemade desserts. Gluten free and whole wheat pasta available. 6830 Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Portland. (503) 292-6480. www.noodlesportland.com.