A new addition to Gresham’s culinary scene, Bistro 214 is a casual and comfortable neighborhood restaurant serving New American cuisine. Within a modern space complete with exposed ducts and concrete floors, guests can try a variety of tasty food, including Paninis, small plates, soup and sweet treats. The mini bundt cake is a particular highlight. Other enticing options sure to please include the buffalo chicken panini and the sun-dried tomato flatbread pizza topped with homemade roasted garlic pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, Greek olives, feta and ricotta. A selection of wine, beer and a full espresso bar are also available.
Bistro 214, 53 NE Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR, USA, +1 503 912 0624
While they don’t serve food, The Hoppy Brewer is a must-visit for anyone who loves great beer. Located in the historic downtown area, the brewer have a large selection of ales available in bottles plus 28 revolving taps. They also have a selection of wine, ensuring something for everyone. Guests may enjoy their brews inside or out in the beautiful courtyard. The venue also sells all the beer-making accoutrements, including brewing supplies, ingredients, and equipment, for those seeking to make their own brew at home. A vibrant place to spend an evening, they also host live musical acts.
The Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham, OR, USA, +1 503 328 8474
Established in 2012, The Local Cow is a popular spot specializing in juicy hamburgers. This burger joint is located downtown and housed in a renovated 1928 space decorated with salvaged materials. Their succulent fare is made with the best locally sourced ingredients available, including all-natural pasture-raised beef from Oregon Natural Meats. A meat lover’s haven, vegetarians will be happy as well because they offer black bean patties as a meat alternative. Must-try dishes include the Fort Stevens with blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and truffle aioli and the holy cow with thinly sliced pastrami, Swiss, caramelized onions and horseradish cream sauce. The hand-cut fries served in a variety of delicious ways make the perfect pairing to the juicy burgers.
The Local Cow, 336 N. Main St., Gresham, OR, USA, +1 503 489 5116
Housed in a historic 1928 former-church, Spinella’s Off the Wall is a lively venue featuring American cuisine and fun entertainment. Procuring quality ingredients, from local purveyors where possible, the culinary team has created a large menu with everything from burgers to pasta to sandwiches. Dishes to enjoy include the bell tower bacon burger with a patty packed with bacon plus topped with bacon, cheddar, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and bacon aioli. There’s also the vitalia vedure pasta, which is fettuccine with broccoli, squash, mushrooms, red peppers, and roasted garlic tossed in alfredo sauce. Never a dull moment, musical entertainment – including live performances and karaoke nights – often take place.
Spinella’s Off the Wall, 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham, OR, USA, +1 503 492 0800