When you take your kids out to eat, you want a place that offers decent food and something for the little ones to, right? Here are some options for kid-friendly restaurants in Portland, Oregon. Know of a place that's not on this list? Please send an e-mai to me at: email@example.com
Where: 5115 NE Sandy Blvd and at the Portland International Airport on concourses A and E. There's also a Laurelwood in Battleground, WA at 1401 SE Rasmussen Blvd.
What: The Laurelwood is unique in that it's a family-friendly brewpub. Kids especially love their pizza! Plus, the play area helps keep the kids busy once they are done eating.
Where: 10122 SW Park Way
What: Voted a family favorite by Metro Parent Magazine. Kid-friendly menu, on-site child care, live music.
Where: 1300 East Burnside
What: Old Wives Tales is all about hearty, healthy food, and they are great at catering to kids. There's a soup and salad bar, which is hard to find these days. Plus, the kids' menu is huge, and offers everything from pancakes to pasta. There's a playroom, too -- so there's plenty of opportunity for the kids to have fun while their parents enjoy a leisurely meal.
Where: 7901 SE Stark St
What: Coffee, baked goods, and family-friendly entertainment make this place a comfortable place for parents and adults to socialize. The cafe provides toys for the little ones to play with, and their steamers are kid-friendly, too!
5. Our Daily Bread
Where: 8680 N Ivanhoe St
What: Home-cooked food, kid-oriented food, and coloring sheets for entertaining the little ones at mealtime.
6. Racoon Lodge
Where: 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale
What: If I were a kid, I'd be extra-curious about a place called the Racoon Lodge. The Lodge is both a restaurant and a brew pub, and the upstairs is the place for kids to run around and well ... be kids. In the summertime, sit outside at the picnic tables.
Where: 0715 S.W. Bancroft St., 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave. in Clackamas, OR and 18925 N.W. Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro
What: Voted one of the ten best restaurants for kids by Parents magazine, the Old Spaghetti factory is a chain with a special kids' menu, activities for the kids, and a lively (loud!), kid-friendly atmosphere.
8. Urban Grind
Where: 2214 NE Oregon St
What: It's a coffee house with light fare, not an actual restaurant. The toy-filled back room is all about the kids. Plus, there's lots of room for kids to run around.