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Old 04-20-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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In the spirit of the restaurants we miss thread what about the local places that folks must hit when meandering around the northwest. I will go with the depot in Albany for fish and chips and Noi's Thai food in St. Helens.


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GJ's in Eugene on 6th just east of Chambers is an old school good café food place. Only open for breakfast and lunch tell 2pm 5 days a week. Wait for a table it will remind you of places that are gone.
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I like eggs,,,,,,,Sybil's Omelettes Salem Oregon on State Street.
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Obviously "The Bowpicker" in Astoria. There's areas on there's always a line.
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Obviously "The Bowpicker" in Astoria. There's a reason there's always a line.
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and columbian cafe in astoria if you like all made from scratch right in front of you.
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Next time you drive through Castle Rock stop and get the chicken fried steak at Peper's 49er. No need to thank me.

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i haven't figured out where i can park my 5th wheel so we can stop there. anybody know the parking rules around there.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:57 AM   #10
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I will go with the depot in Albany for fish and chips.......
I grew up in Albany and the Depot has always been a favorite of mine. I don't live there now, but we always try and make it a point to stop either before or after we head down to Corvallis for a Beavs game........


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Obviously "The Bowpicker" in Astoria. There's areas on there's always a line.
We ate at the Bowpicker for the first time about a year ago by recommendation on Ifish, some of the best fish/chips I've ever had. Sat on the tailgate of the truck with my wife and enjoyed our fish and some wine, special memory for us. Especially when I had to get creative because we forgot the corkscrew. The little multi tool got the job done.........
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Obviously "The Bowpicker" in Astoria. There's a reason there's always a line.
Some of the best fish and chips I have ever had. I have stood in that line sometimes over an hour and close to 2 hours and gotten absolutely sunburned and enjoyed every minute of it just to get some. City of Astoria has recognized their contribution and popularity enough they paved their pad and had facilities installed for them.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:23 PM   #12
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I work nights. On several occasions we have had get togethers after shift at Feel Good's bar on TV Highway in Aloha. Bit of a dive bar but they actually have a rather amazing breakfast spread. Haven't been there any other time than mornings though.

Pepita's mexican food in Beaverton is also really good.

Although at the upper end of prices, we also found the Korean BBQ and Shabu Shabu on Canyon in Beaverton to be really, really good. It has the benefit of getting to grill your food the way you want it on the grill built into the table top.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:59 AM   #13
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Ate at Frank's Noodle House on Broadway last night, it was OMG good.............
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Our family ate there and none of us were fans.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:39 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=pharmseller;14050065]Otis Cafe





The wife and I hit up Otis cafe 3 weeks ago for the first time. Always heard of the great food, but the line to get a table was always long. So after a little convincing to the wife, we decided to wait it out. Had the the best chicken fried steak n homecut taters I believe I've ever tasted! And their homemade bread is tasty as well. Definitely one to hit up before it's missed. Hopefully that's never
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:21 PM   #16
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The Depot in Albany is a great place for sea food. Best fish and chips out side of my own that I know of. The owner Rick is a pretty cool guy too. He loves to fish also. Plus my daughter works there!
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Based on its popularity, we stopped at the Otis Cafe one time. It was so unremarkable, a second time is out of the question. How many ways can you fix a simple breakfast/lunch and call it great?
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Cowboy Dinner Tree, by silver lake, Oregon. You get either streak or chicken dinner, and both are to die for.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:55 PM   #19
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Obviously "The Bowpicker" in Astoria. There's areas on there's always a line.
While they are good, they are not worth the wait IMO. Unless you get there and there's little to no wait time, which is nearly impossible.

One of my current favorite spots is Grammas Corner restaurant in Milwaukie. Some of the best gravy around and everything else is good too.

If you are in Richland, WA then you have to try Spudnuts. Great doughnuts that have just a slight different taste then everywhere else.



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Old 04-23-2017, 04:39 PM   #20
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In a sense I am posting this for my dad. One of his favorite places to go for a special dinner was the Markum inn. We would drive 35 miles on Sunday because that was the only day they serve prime rib. The prime rib was the only thing I ever ate there.

The restaurant burned down in 2014 and I thought it was gone forever. On a whim I was trying to remember the name of the restaurant and discovered they rebuilt it and it reopened January of this year.

This restaurant is out in the middle of nowhere so they have to have decent food to draw people in. While I have not tried the reincarnated restaurant yet I will recommend it until I find out otherwise.

Looking on yelp it looks like the restaurant has a little trouble getting good help. Has anyone here been there lately?

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Ichabod's in Scappoose.

Screamin' Chicken Diner in Gaston is a small place that really needs to be updated. The menu has so many misspelled words I started looking for them while waiting to order. I thought the food was great.
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Ichabod's in Scappoose.

Screamin' Chicken Diner in Gaston is a small place that really needs to be updated. The menu has so many misspelled words I started looking for them while waiting to order. I thought the food was great.


Any recommendations for ichabod's? We have never been there.


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I used to eat at ichabods all the time, I delivered their bread so I would make sure I had an extra 20 min to kill for breakfast sometimes. Very clean kitchen too since I was back there I know!
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Molly B's in Tygh Valley for breakfast...served till noon
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The Desert Bar in Parker AZ, five miles of undeveloped road but worth it...
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Funny about the different takes on the Otis Cafe. I have been impressed every time I have stopped there.
Will have to look into the fish and chips at the Depot in Albany.
There was a great little fish and chips shop on 11th in Eugene years ago, the Rose and Thistle.
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In a sense I am posting this for my dad. One of his favorite places to go for a special dinner was the Markum inn. We would drive 35 miles on Sunday because that was the only day they serve prime rib. The prime rib was the only thing I ever ate there.

The restaurant burned down in 2014 and I thought it was gone forever. On a whim I was trying to remember the name of the restaurant and discovered they rebuilt it and it reopened January of this year.

This restaurant is out in the middle of nowhere so they have to have decent food to draw people in. While I have not tried the reincarnated restaurant yet I will recommend it until I find out otherwise.

Looking on yelp it looks like the restaurant has a little trouble getting good help. Has anyone here been there lately?

36903 S. Highway 213
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This was one of my folks favorite places to eat. We never were able to go with them before they passed. It's nice to hear they have opened again. We'll have to stop in sometime.
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Funny about the different takes on the Otis Cafe. I have been impressed every time I have stopped there.
Will have to look into the fish and chips at the Depot in Albany.
There was a great little fish and chips shop on 11th in Eugene years ago, the Rose and Thistle.
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Even though their fish-n-chips is very good, I prefer their shrimp salads. Generous portion of cocktail type shrimp atop a good fresh green salad with havarti cheese and some nice wafer type crackers......

Don't order the large, it's huge................
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I like any of the Mo's and the Otis Cafe .
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I just looked up the Markum Inn. Good grief, they offer a challenge burger for $39 that weights 6.5 pounds!

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I just looked up the Markum Inn. Good grief, they offer a challenge burger for $39 that weights 6.5 pounds!
Prior to their last fire/rebuild I've eaten out there a number of times, haven't been since the rebuild.....

I've had their chicken parmesan, their spaghetti with MarKum red sauce, and their smoked meatloaf as well as some of their burgers. My favorites were the chicken parmesan and the meatloaf......

That horse shoe plate looks interesting, might just have to go try that with the meatloaf.............
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I just looked up the Markum Inn. Good grief, they offer a challenge burger for $39 that weights 6.5 pounds!


Mr. Rogue if you live in Salem your closer to the Markum inn that I am. After you go in and try the challenge burger would you please post a review.

Thank you


While I was researching the Markum inn to make sure they were really open and that I was not looking at an old webpage. I went to their Facebook page and noticed they have daily specials that they do not advertise on their regular website.
Sunday is still prime rib night, Thursday is barbecued ribs night, and on Tuesday they have fried chicken and waffles.
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Funny about the different takes on the Otis Cafe. I have been impressed every time I have stopped there.
Will have to look into the fish and chips at the Depot in Albany.
There was a great little fish and chips shop on 11th in Eugene years ago, the Rose and Thistle.
Rose and Thistle was fantastic, but Deb's fish n chips on the corner of 7th and Polk was better.






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