Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland, OR, United States
There are 20 to choose from, and none is more than $3. From the $2 list, stuff yourself with pork and shrimp fresh rolls with mint, cream cheese won tons, sugar cane shrimp, and mussels steamed in lemongrass-tamarind broth.
You can gorge on a whopping 18 specials under $10, including grilled Spanish octopus with chorizo and white bean salad, spicy beef and potato croquettes, pork belly a la Plancha, and prawns and favas with garlic and Calabrian peppers.
With oysters on the half shell half off, $5 salt and pepper calamari with sweet chili sauce, and $7 clams and chorizo in saffron white wine broth, there's plenty of loot left over for $1 Rainier tall boys.
For a mere $3 each, you can try a cup of chef Jehnee Rains' superb French onion soup, a creme fraiche-drizzled herbed summer squash, roasted cherry tomato and goat cheese crepe, and a bowl of Rains' homemade basil, sweet corn or rhubarb rose ice creams.
American Restaurant in Portland, OR, United States
Start with the provolone and prosciutto-stuffed cherry peppers for $3.50, move on to the $4 Bibb lettuce salad, follow with the $5 eggplant rolatini, and you'll still have enough left for a $6 Manhattan -- shaken or stirred.
If the last time you spent a weekday afternoon and/or evening eating as many ribs and drinking as many pints of beer as physically possibly was college, Podnah's would like to offer you a weekly opportunity to revisit your well-misspent youth.
Modern European Restaurant in Portland, OR, United States
If you've somehow gotten through the day without eating so much as one pork rillettes hand pie, and would like to remedy that on the cheap, Olympic Provisions' Southeast location starts serving its daily happy hour at 3 p.m.
One of Portland's best, and simplest, dinner duos is the Nostrana radicchio salad and chef Cathy Whims' wood-fired margherita pizza. And you'll get both of these just shy of half off during Whims' Pearl District pizzeria's early bird happy hour.