Bend, OR


Dandy’s Drive-in -1968 drive-in with roller-skating waiters with sauced up burgers fries and sandwiches: 1334 NE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97701 Closed Sundays in Winter (541) 382-6141

Portland, OR

The weekly publications for Portland is the Wilmette weekly.  Here is a guide by a diligent likeminded local. Also check PDX net.  Annual Tiki Conventions in July-Tiki Kon Air.

There is an unusual chain of pubs and hotels located throughout Oregon and Washington.  They are owned by the McMenamins Group.  One of these, the Kennedy School is a brew pub that brews its own beer, a movie theater and Inn all in one.   You can check the website for locations and showtimes.

Cooky Parker runs some local soul parties like the Cookie Jar.

Weeeed-The Green Front Dispensary-6814 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

Views N’ Shit-(NOT TRASHY)

Nice city views at Rocky Butte Park.

Pittock Mansion-3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210 Cool Big Ass Mansion on 46 acres.  Good views Daily Hours 11AM–4PM

Rose Garden/Chinese Garden/Japanese Garden all come up on Locals Recommendations.

International Rose Test Garden: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Japanese Garden: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Lan Su Chinese Garden-239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Live Music-

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House – cash-only coffee spot in an old house with Desserts and Live music sometimes. Usually 7 pm to midight?  707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Crystal Ballroom-1332 W. Burnside, Portland, (503) 225-0047-great indie shows at this landmark.
Bunk Bar– · Buckman -Sandwich shop providing eats, beer & live shows in a converted warehouse with giant mural & pinball.1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (503) 328-2865

The Fixin’ To-8218 N Lombard St, Portland, Oregon 97203

Kenton Club -1947 bar & live music spot: 2025 N Kilpatrick St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-3718

Kelly’s Olympian-Bar & diner  from 1902 with  vintage motorcycles hanging from the ceiling, live music & DJs. 426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204

Wonder Ballroom-Big shows

Dante’s-Live Music, Cabaret, Burlesque & Rock-n-Roll. 350 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209. Phone: 503-345-7892. 350 W Burnside St  Portland, OR 97209 (503) 226-6630-some good shit here.
Doug Fir restaurant & Lounge-830 E. Burnside, Portland
Mississippi Studios-3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 288-3895

Twilight Cafe & Bar -venue for indie & alternative bands performing nightly. 1420 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202 til–2:30AM
Phone: (503) 232-3576

Valentine’s -Live Music Venue · Downtown-live music, DJs & art shows.
Address: 232 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204 (503) 248-1600

Fancy but not-Portland City Grill – Fine Dining Restaurant on the 30th floor with a great happy hour with cheap burgers and seafood.  Normal fine dining prices otherwise.111 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (503) 450-0030

Portland has a ton of famous strip clubs.  They are required to have food.  Two are vegan, and one sells a cheap steak.

Acropolis Steakhouse-8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202- (503) 231-9611-Super cheap steak at a strip club.  Don’t be that jerk that complains about a 12 dollar steak

Other strip clubs

Devil’s point/Mary’s/ Hawthrone Strip/Sinferno.

Non-strip bars-

Elvis Room-203 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2 story bar from the sandy hut people

Florida Room-435 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217-1 503-287-5658, cool old indoor outdoor bar with great sign.

The Lovecraft Bar -Goth bar with burlesque shows: 421 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Spaceroom Lounge and Genie’s Too -Cocktail bar with an outer-space theme: 4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge-dancing & karaoke but not too douchey-4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218  (503) 287-5800

Check out the food finder from the Wilmette weekly.
Blueplate-308 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 295-2583-fancified version of an old timey drugstore counter with Malts and Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Cannon’s Rib Express. 5410 NE 33rd Ave

Clyde’s Prime Rib-5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213 (503) 281-9200-classic meat joint with live jazz
Nick’s Famous Coney Island – Portland, OR, 3746 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97218, just a tiny hole with a cool neon sign and chili dogs and Chili burgers..

Ottos Sausage Kitchen4138 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202 ,(503) 771-6714-Market where they sell sausage sandwiches each afternoon. Also sandwiches like the octoberfest, made with hunters sausage,
Voodoo Donut and wedding Chapel-.   22 SW 3rd Avenue , Portland Oregon, U.S.A. Famous hipster donuts, some prefer blue star donuts.

East Glisan Pizza Lounge – 8001 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213 (971) 279-4273. Trashy travel does not like recommending pizza outside of NYC or New Haven. This joint is here for the Chickpea balls and the pepperoni rolls they serve at happy hour for cheap.

HOME, A Bar – 719 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 893-5233-Dirty burger.  Go at happy hour for Cheap burger.

Le Bistro Montage -communal tables & Cajun-Creole food. 301 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214 The attached Le Merde Lounge has a 4-6 pm and late night happy hour with 6 dollar shrimp and grits.

Pollo Bravo-Mini chain with a great burger, 8 bucks or 5 bucks for happy hour at the alder location.
Roxy-1121 Sw Stark St , Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-9160 Diner open 24 hours, except for mondays.
Salumi Artisan Meats-309 Third Ave South , Seattle, WA 98104
(between Main and Jackson, across from Seattle Lighting) (206) 621 8772-Celebrity Chef Mario Batalis father opened up this restaurant where they make old fashioned cured meats and salamis.
Slappy Cakes, a grill you own pancake house, similar to the sugar mill in FL, but also with comfort food.  4246 SE Belmont St Portland, OR 97215    (503) 477-4805

Saylers-Steak House Portland Oregon-10519 Southeast Stark Street  Portland, OR 97216  (503) 252-4171  Have a drink in the lounge and enjoy the old school relish tray!!!  Also comes with the dinner.  Time machine restaurant since 1946 Each meal comes with everything included: relish tray, salad, bread, entree, side dishes, and ice cream.

Screen Door-2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-Chicken and waffles, praline bacon and a burger

Hubers-Famous for turkey dinners, Garlic shrimp and a tableside fancy coffee shtick.411 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR 97204

Local Mini Burger Chain-The Original Wow Burger-Home of the Maple Bar Bacon Burger.  Multiple locations.  Great looking Parmesean Garlic Fries and Onion strings.  Chili fries have beans which is an abomination so don’t get that. Original Location at 30200 SW Boones Ferry Road Suite 72 , Wilsonville, OR 97070

Another Portland Mini Chain-Killer Burger.
Helvetia Tavern-10275 NW Helvetia Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124-Tops the list of classic burgers in Portland, Great looking onion rings or get a half and half with half fries, half rings.

Humdinger Drive in-8250 SW Barbur Blvd , 10 am to 9 pm. The kind of joint this place exists for.   Only problems, the fries are crinkle cut and the onion rings are tempura style and a little oily.
Portland, OR 97219
Paleys Place-1204 Northwest 21st Avenue,Portland, OR 97209-Great burger, but only available at happy hour, which is only an hour during the week and 90 minutes on weekends.  7 bucks for this burger as of 1/2017
King Fish Cafe-602 19th Avenue East-Huge lines for this restauant whose specialties are buttermilk fried chicken and sweet potato pie
Tebos Restaurant-19120 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, OR 97027-Burgers, pies, fish and chips, served up cafeteria style but modern.
Skyline Restaurant-1313 N.W. Skyline Blvd.; 503-292-6727-opened as a chicken restaurant in 1935, Gradually became a classic burger joint.
Roakes-18019 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97267-Good lookin coney dogs, coney fries and burgers.

STANICH’S-4915 N.E. Fremont St.; 503-281-2322-10 Am to 11 pm-Famous burger, opened in 1949, the burger comes on a soft French roll with American cheese, chopped iceberg, tomato and mayo, instead of pickle slices, each burger comes with sweet relish on the bottom bun. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday;signature burger with ham, bacon & an egg

Trifecta-726 S.E. 6th Ave.; 503-841-6675-double burger for 15 bucks topped with pimento cheese and thousand island

More Bars-

The Yammy-Yamhill Pub-223 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-Dive bar with a punk vibe.
Ground Kontrol , 511 NW Couch St. , Portland, OR 97209 Dude, this place has tons of classic video and atari games!!!!  Also see Quarter World-4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Dots Cafe -2521 SE Clinton St.,Portland, OR 97202 (503) 235-0203-Theres a photobooth and a cat painting.  The food on their yelp page doesnt look that spectacular.  Judge for yourself.

Expatriate-: 5424 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-fancy joint with twin burgers and other bar snacks.

The Slingshot Lounge-5532 SE Center St, Portland, OR 97206-Bar with great burger and garlic fry sauce. Dubious service.

Sandy Hut-1430 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 (503) 235-7972

Tiki Bars-

The Alibi-4024 North Interstate Avenue  Portland, OR 97227  (503) 287-5335-Vintage Tiki Bar
Hale Pele-2733 NE Broadway St Portland, OR (503) 662-8454

Record Stores
Music Millennium, 3158 East Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
Jackpot Records, 3736 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214


Cargo –  81 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214: (503) 209-8349 Pier One sorta but cooler.

Hippo Hardware & Trading Co – Hardware store with unusual stuff, lots of vintage style things.1040 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 (503) 231-1444

POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside st., Portland, or 97209   800-878-7323,  9am – 11pm daily Giant bookstore.

Amusement Park
Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon, (503) 233-5777-Small park with a few vintage rides, a couple of small coasters and a vintage skating pavillion

The Mallory Hotel, 729 Southwest 15th Avenue, (800) 228-8657, several blocks from downtown across Interstate 405. Its bar, a former sauna, is all curvy brick and shadowed recesses. Doubles: $95 to $155.

The Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 Southwest 11th Avenue, (800) 548-3934, fax (503) 223- 7848, close to the nightclub district. Each room in this former apartment building comes with a full kitchen. Doubles: from $89.

The Palms Motel-3801 N. Interstate Ave.-Portland, OR 97227
1.503.287.5788 Not sure how the hotel is, but its cheap and has one of the coolest neon signs in the country

Music Stores-Trade Up Music-Two locations to buy gear.

Milwaukie, OR (Portland Suburbs)

Mike’s Drive-In-Burgers, Hot Dogs -3045 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Mt Angel, OR

Burger Time-old-fashioned hamburgers, fries & shakes.450 S Main St, Mt Angel, OR 97362
(503) 845-2280

Pendleton, Oregon

Each year in September.they hold the Pendleton Round Up, a rodeo festival.

During the old west times, they have an underground area that was carved out in Lawless times for safe passage between businesses.  In time, the tunnels became filled with Saloons, stores, and brothels and they have tours of it.

Other Oregon cities

Albany, OR

Record store-
Phonomania, 237 SW. 1st St., Albany, OR 97321

Central Point, OR


Yellow Basket Restaurant-163 S Front St, Central Point, OR 97502  (541) 664-6508-Old timey burger drive in with great onion rings.

Eugene, OR

The local alternative weekly for Eugene is the Eugene Weekly.


Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen -850 Taylor St Eugene, OR (541) 342-7500, soul food joint smoking the bomb barbecue bird and slinging a signature burger.
Fisherman’s Market-830 W 7th Ave Eugene, OR (541) 484-2722-fresh caught dungeness crab
DickieJo’s Burgers since 1952-a trashytravel classic-Address: 1079 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 743-4106

Little Big Burger-Has all the charm of a bank, but has their very own fry sauce.

Tiki Bar-Kapu Hut-22 Club Rd.,Eugene, OR Inside McMenemens North Bank.  Go for happy hour.

Record stores-
Green Noise, 537 Willamette St.,Eugene,OR 97401

Moon Rock Records – 277 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 (458) 201-8901

Live Music-

Luckey’s Bar and Music Venue –  Luckey’s is the oldest bar in Eugene as well as Lane County. One the oldest pool halls on the West Coast and a few bands-933 Olive St  Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 687-4643

The Boreal -all ages venue: 450 W 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Gold Hill, OR


Oregon Vortex-4303 Sardine Creek L Fork Rd, Gold Hill, OR 97525  (541) 855-1543 -One of several “Mystery Spots” where a building is built in a vertigo inspiring way that causing visual tricks and possible panic attacks and headaches.  It’s Fun.


Patti’s Kitchen -505 2nd Ave,. Gold Hill, OR 97525 (541) 855-9518-Basic greasy spoon place with breakfasts, chicken fried steak and burgers.  Its next door to a seasonal truck Willys burgers.

Gresham, OR (Portland suburb)

Deas In n Out-755 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030-unique LONG burgers in an old diner

Lake Oswego, OR (Portland Suburb)

Eats-Giant Drive In-15840 Boones Ferry Rd , Lake Oswego, OR 97035-old joint with surley owner with many different burgers including a garlic burger with a ton of garlic, albeit on a thin frozen patty. Still of the classic sort we like here at trashy travel.

Medford, OR


Burger Spot -318 E Main St, Medford, OR 97501 (541) 734-9996-Burger spot with albums on the walls.  I have a theory that burgers served on red and white checkered paper

Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe-330 E McAndrews Rd, Medford, OR 97501 Medford, Oregon
(541) 245-6919

Newberg, OR

Drive-In Theater
99W DRIVE-IN, Highway 99W, just west of the Springbrook Rd intersection, Newberg, OR

Oregon City, OR (Portland suburbs)

Eats-Mike Drive inn-905 7th St, Oregon City, OR 97045  10AM–10PM  (503) 656-5588-classic burger and ice cream joint.  They have one other location.

Salem, OR

Record store-
Groovacious Platters, 4190 River Rd. N., Salem, OR 97303

Best Places to eat in Salem here.


Christos Pizzeria -Best Pizza in Salem, plus a lounge with live music. 1108 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Acme Cafe-110 Hansen Ave S, Salem, OR 97302-Dinery like place with sometimes inconsistant reviews. Chili burgers and Waffles are supposed to be great as is the bacon they serve.

Burger Basket-2455 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302 One of a kind family run joint with a hundred things on a plastic menuboard.  Several fry varieties and tots too.

Roxy Dawgs-324 Church St NE, Salem, OR 97301(503) 991-2593 Fast food dog and sausage joint with Tornado fries which are slices of potato fried on a stick.

Roger That BBQ-1492 Brush College Rd ,Salem, OR 97304-Great real bbq and bonus whimpy burgers that are good too, but you have to secretly order it on the kids menu.  Closed Monday Tues Wed.

Los Temos Taqueria-7000 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305-Famous for a goat stew called Birria and a consume.   Get the Goat tacos and a side of the consume.  They close at 530

Word Of Mouth-503-930-4285 140 17th Street NE ,Salem, OR 97302  Closed Monday and Tuesday.  Creme Brulee french toast filled with custard and Cinnamon Roll pancakes

Venues-The Space Concert Club ,1128 Edgewater St NW
West Salem, OR 97304

Troutdale, OR

Eats-Tad’s Chicken N’ Dumplins ?- 1920s roadhouse -Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, 1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060 (971) 361-2835 Dinner only.

Turner, OR

Amusement Park-
Enchanted Forest 8462 Enchanted Way, Turner, Oregon 97392(503) 363-3060-Kiddie park
Thrill-vile USA-87392 Enchanted Way, Turner, Oregon  (503) 363-4095

Wilsonville, OR (greater Portland)


The Original Wow Burger-Home of the Maple Bar Bacon Burger.  Great looking Parmesean Garlic Fries and Onion strings.  Chili fries have beans which is an abomination so don’t get that. Original Location of this local chain  at 30200 SW Boones Ferry Road Suite 72 , Wilsonville, OR 97070


World of Speed USA ?-27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 563-6444 – Motorsports musuem