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New Lakeview Seafood and Wonton Restaurant – Old School Chinese Goodness

New Lakeview Seafood and Wonton Restaurant is a busy Chinese restaurant located in New Westminster. I’ve often driven by it without even knowing it was there. Read the rest of this entry

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Alderwood Mall)

The drive back from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC was a long, tedious journey along the I-5 (unlike the winding, scenic route that we took a few days previously down the coast on our way to Portland). Feeling a bit groggy, we needed to stop for a quick bite and wound up in Alderwood Mall, just outside of Seattle in nearby Lynnwood.

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Voodoo Doughnut Too (Portland) – Do You Voodoo Too?

If the original location of Voodoo Doughnut is too busy, you can always try their second location (appropriately named Voodoo Doughnut Too) located at NE Davis St. This spot is also open 24 hours a day and happens to have an ample parking lot.

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Oswego Grill (Oswego Lake) – Chicken Marsala and Tenderloin Tips

The Oswego Lake area is located just south of Portland¬†and home to Oswego Grill since 2009. This mid-priced restaurant serves up pretty good food in a mid-to-upper scale environment. Despite the dark wood tables and ambiance, you won’t feel out of place coming here in your jeans and t-shirt.

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Voodoo Doughnut (Portland) – Mango Tango and Voodoo Doll

Vancouver saw a surge in unique donut shops a couple of years ago (and I’m not talking about Tim Hortons). I’m sure that the popularity of the unusual doughnuts that made Voodoo Doughnut famous inspired many of the donuterie shops that we’ve seen pop up in Vancouver.

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Grilled Cheese Grill and Euro Dish (Portland) – Food Carts

One place that we knew we had to try during our visit to Portland wasn’t a specific restaurant. Rather, it was the food cart scene. Portland is renowned for the number of food carts that they have (approximately 600 compared to Vancouver’s roughly 100 food carts). But does more mean better?

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Babica Hen Cafe (Oswego Lake) – Champagne Oysters

One of the real finds that we had in Oregon was Babica Hen Cafe in the Lake Grove neighbourhood of Oswego Lake. Their scratch-made food was tempting enough for us to come here twice on our road trip.
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The Cheesecake Factory (Tigard) – Comfort Food

Ahh… The Cheesecake Factory! It seems like all of the Cheesecake Factory locations that we’ve been to has always been busy. After some tax-free shopping at the outlet mall, we stopped at The Cheesecake Factory in Washington Square Mall.
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Biscuits Cafe (Oswego Lake) – Biscuits and Gravy

Who knew that biscuits and gravy was so popular in Oregon? It seemed like everywhere we went, there was a restaurant that said they served the best biscuits and gravy. Biscuits Cafe has been spreading their wares around Oregon since 1998 and has a number of locations now.
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Applebee’s (Oswego Lake) – Bourbon Street Steak

After our long trip down the Oregon Coast, we finally made it to Oswego Lake (a short jaunt from Portland). We were kind of tired and just looking for some simple late night eats and wound up at Applebee’s.
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Tillamook Cheese Factory – Ice Cream Adventure

“You want to go to a cheese store?”
“No, it’s a factory.”
“Uh, okay.”
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Denny’s (Bellevue) – Greasy Spoon Diner

Okay, there was really no good reason for our visit to the Denny’s on 116th Ave NE in Bellevue other than the fact that we were planning on heading out early for a trip down the Washington/Oregon coast.

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