Despite a menu that seems crafted almost exclusively for teenagers with iron stomachs (the Captain’s Cheesiest Burger is served with two patties and four cheeses), the clientele at the neon-lined ’50s-style diner is largely of retirement age.
American Restaurant in Portland, OR, United States
Pause is the kind of neighborhood joint you wish was around the corner from your house. Yeah, there’s a diaper-load of kids, but Pause’s above-average execution of brewpub favorites at below-market prices make it worth braving the Huggies set.
It’s hard to imagine a neighborhood cafe where the specialty of the house is—wait for it—lasagna. But a generous square of the “lasagna of the day” at Breken is good reason to make this a lunchtime destination.