Its **AM, you're partied out, you need SUSTENANCE, and the Cutesy, Brightness of those OTHER places to get yer eggs just is NOT gonna cut it. Where to go??? If you can find the EAST end of the Ross Island Bridge, you found the ORIGINAL hiotcake house. That Beacon in the night, that Island in the Murk, that place that when you open the door, you are WARNED "ORDER FIRST, THEN FIND YER SEAT!!!" This ain't no cafeteria. You order at the end of the cookls station, wheer you will often see the prep of that world famous hotcake batter with whipping cream, that makes those hotcakes so fluffy, and so da*n good!! That hot, fresh coffee awaits you at the end, and you can have yer eggs anyway you want em, as long as you want em cooked. Those hashbrowns can only be matched by one other place in town. And those breakfast steaks will surely revive all of those wated red blood cells residing in those bloodshot eyes. IF you happen to enter during the day, the place is bright, but not so Cutesy, that you will wanna take some insulin first. GOOD prices, you will NOT leae hungry, and if you did NOT get enuff coffee, its becuz you were just oo lazy to refill YOUR OWN cup!!!! They don't care what you look like, just be nice, let loose with a tip (They work Hard), and if you get there on the weekend, they will be a place to stand, but it clears quickly. Eat hearty, and enjoy!!!
I have been to both dinner and happy hour at Dragonfish a few times now, and have had good experiences each time. The atmosphere in the restaurant is casual/dressy (typical Portland), and the bar area, which is separated by the lobby of the Paramount Hotel, is casual. I clearly feel the asian mystique in the restaurant side, which makes it a nice place to go for a nice dinner. The bar, though, is where you find the absolute best value during happy hour. It is generally busy, and it is often difficult to get a seat during happy hour, but it is worth being tenacious. The food is quite good, but it is the prices and services that are exceptional. Unfortunately you can only order 6 appetizers per person, but honestly, coupled with a couple of drinks, it is sufficient. There is sushi as well as cooked items on the happy hour menu. And the staff in the bar is extraordinarily efficient even given the crowds. It is as if they have eyes in the sides and back of their heads, and they deftly wait on multiple people simultaneously. I've never had my order mixed up either. If you want a seat at happy hour, get there as close to 4 as you can. People tend to stay. I do. And I will certainly return, as I think this is one of the best happy hour values in Portland.
Ah, another fabulous dinner at Yuki & Song. Friendly, efficient service, great food, and very handsome sushi chef. We mainly eat sushi when we eat here. It's always fresh, beautiful, and tastes of the sea. We have become addicted to the Salmon Skin Hand Roll, be careful. My daughter has had a couple of the Korean dishes when she's gone with us and she says the meat dishes are also very good. Their menu is both vegetarian and carnivore friendly. The Kimchi is home-made, fresh weekly, delicious, and good for you! This is a family business, so not open 24/7. If you're not familiar, call for the hours (lunch & dinner). It's clean, pretty inside, nice bathroom. If you live in NE (think K-Mart), and like Korean food and/or sushi, my husband and I highly recommend Yuki & Song.