I might as well get the bad news out of the way: three
The first was the pizza restaurant at
Flambe in suburban
I learned today (12/30/07) that Assagio Restaurant has gone out of business. Two of my visitors wrote about this sad fact. I called the restaurant and found that the phone had been disconnected. The website no longer functions so I guess it is true. I had my birthday dinner there last year and have
So much for the bad news.
The Outback Steakhouse has five restaurants in the
PF Changs China Bistro has an excellent restaurant downtown as well as great restaurants in suburban
Chilis serves celiac customers in several locations in northern
Claim Jumpers Restaurants serves its customers at the
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is located at four strategic points in greater
Your best bet for fast food is Wendy’s. It is hard to imagine that any fast food place is fully gluten free; there are too many relatively untrained people in too small an area. But at least Wendy’s publishes a list of “menu items made without gluten”. There are at least ten Wendy’s location in the greater
I love living in
I totally enjoyed my lunch at Keana’s Candyland and was delighted to purchase delicious gluten free bread and cookies at very reasonable prices. Lunch was delicious. The Hawaiian bread that I took home and the rootbeer bread that I sampled were both delicious. The cookies were awesome. Check out their website — everything is as attractive as it look! I totally agree with the statement on their site: "We lovingly make everything with a gentle touch and a loving heart".
Bob’s Red Mill is one of
The Corbett Fish House and The Hawthorne House are two restaurants operated by the same people. As a matter of fact, they use exactly the same menu. The food is great. I love the fish tacos, and my wife (who does not follow a gluten free diet) loves them just as much as I do. My impression of both places is that about half the customers live wheat and gluten free and the other half are there because they love great fish at reasonable prices.
The Coffee Plant is located next door the Corbett Fish House. It serves a variety of gluten free muffins and pastries prepared in a gluten free kitchen. Obviously, this neighborhood is a great place to live gluten free. Be aware that the Coffee Plant’s location downtown does not serve gluten free food.
Andina serves Peruvian food in a way that is acceptable on the wheat or gluten free diet. Actually, I have no idea what Peruvian cuisine tastes like, but I am eager to visit this place.
Grolla, describes itself as “”Mediterranean Influenced Pacific Northwest Cuisine”. I love their description on the restaurant’s web site: “… there is no flour used so there is no possibility of cross contamination.”
The Gluten Intolerance Group Portland Metro publishes a list of celiac-friendly restaurants and updated that list in May 2007. Most of the establishments mentioned here are on that great list. The group also recommends these establishments which do not have sites that advertise their gluten free credentials:
‘s Southwest Gold, Acapulco 7800 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland/ 503-244-0771
- Caprial’s Bistro,
7015 SE Milwaukee Avenue, Portland/ 503-236-5457
200 SW Market Street, Portland/ 503-248-0004
455 2nd St., Lake Oswego/ 503-636-2667
- Gustav’s German Pub and Grill,
5035 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland/ 503-288-5503
- Lemon Grass,
1705 NE Couch Street, Portland/ 503-231-5780
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