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$ - Vita Cafe offers an array of vegetarian-style comfort foods from around the world. All of their breads, sauces, and desserts are dairy- and egg-free and most of the ingredients used are local and organic. They also serve two choices of burgers: vegan boca burger or burgers made with free-range, hormone-free beef.
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$$ - Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant was established in Portland, Oregon in 1892, and it remains a Northwest tradition as it continues to expand (under the name of McCormick and Schmick's) to become one of America's best-known restaurants. Jake's fresh seafood menu has a list of over 30 items ranging from spearfish and prawn brochettes with habanero barbecue sauce to stuffed prawns with Jamaican spices. A selection of Oregon wines is also available.
$$$$ - The first thing you'll notice at the award-winning Genoa, is there is no printed menu for their seven-course meal. As dinner begins, your waiter will describe the evening's three choices of entrees. Then after the antipasto, you will be served the remaining courses: soup, pasta, fish or salad, the entree, dessert, and fruit. Reservations are required, and although there is no dress code, many gentlemen wear jackets and ties.
$$ - Enjoy traditional dishes from Morocco, a town in the northwestern corner of Africa, in an atmosphere adorned with richly-textured Moroccan rugs, ornate silver urns, and tapestries. Live belly-dancing on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
$$ - "One weekend back in the '70's, Chef David Smith and Tony Roma decided to throw some baby backs on the grill. It was only going to be a temporary thing, using Chef David's own secret barbeque recipe." The rest, as they say, is history. My favorite flame-grilled menu item? Bountiful Beef Ribs!