Delicious restaurants in Jantzen Beach

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You can certainly get your fill of Pacific Northwest fare in and around Jantzen Beach. But if you're looking for something even more unique, stop by Mextiza, a Mexico-meets-Europe eatery housed in an old auto repair shop.

Onsite, the Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach offers three-meal-a-day restaurant dining with locally inspired menus and the chef's "Just for Today" specials, featuring seasonal ingredients. Additionally, we offer catering, lounges and room service.

 

Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill

Located in the lobby, the Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill offers a convenient, family-friendly dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample the sizable a 'lacarte menu of Pacific Northwest specialties. A wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and liqueurs is available to complement your meal. Be sure to join us Fridays and Saturdays in JB's Nightclub & Lounge where you can dance the night away or enjoy cocktails and the fabulous view of the Columbia River.

Now, it's a fact that Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill hold its own among the best restaurants in Portland, OR, but you've traveled all this way, so why not sample a taste of the area?

Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill (95836), Portland / Oregon Reservations

A few of our favorites:

Norma's Kitchen

Norma's Kitchen serves up the tastiest jambalaya, greens, muffalatta, red beans and rice - a genuine little piece of Louisiana right on Hayden Island! Open from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., this waterside cafe is a popular local haunt. Get there early to beat the locals to the food, or risk missing out.

Island Café

Some things in life are worth the wait. We include Island Café on that list! Open only from May to September, from 11:00 A.M. to sunset, this family-run, 20-year-old spot is one of our must-sees. As for the must-try items? You can't go wrong with lobster sandwich wraps, the rum cocktails, or any of the delectable appetizers. An added bonus: a picturesque view of the boats out on the river.

Mextiza

It's not typical Mexican fare here: Mextiza's chef says his cuisine is "European palate meets Mexico." Housed in an old auto repair shop in the Killingsworth neighborhood just eight minutes from our hotel, Mextiza is owner Oswaldo Bibiano's second restaurant, and has a menu chock-full of non-traditional, Mexico-meets-Europe specialties.

Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill (95836), Portland / Oregon Reservations

Nightlife

The Mississippi Studios/Bar Bar

Where else in the world can you throw back a beer, chow down on a burger and groove to music - all in a former Baptist church? This recording studio-turned-music venue is a unique experiment in sound and taste. Bar Bar serves up juicy burgers daily from noon until 2am, and their unbeatable happy hours take place Sunday through Thursday, noon 'til 7:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday, noon 'til 6:00 P.M. Insider's tip: Minors are allowed in the restaurant and on the patio until 9:00 P.M., but all shows are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

The Hollywood Theater

Three hundred of the world's finest films, groundbreaking educational programs, and local filmmaker support: The Hollywood Theater, a nationally-renowned cultural institution right in the heart of Portland, hosts all of the above. Honored by the Sundance Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for contributions to the film community, the Theater is a veritable landmark of education, culture, and of course, fun!

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Vintage video games and pinball set to live music? Just add a full wine and beer bar and a calendar packed of video game events, and you've got yourself the perfect night out at Ground Kontrol.