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    Sunshine Tavern

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    3111 Southeast Division Street
    Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 688-1750
    www.sunshinepdx.com
    Hours: Mon-Sun 5-11pm

    Lincoln Chef-owner Jenn Louis and her husband, Co-owner and Bar Director David Welch, opened this more casual tavern in 2011. Think bar/tavern with shuffleboard, Pac Man, and Donky Kong all under one roof. Now add diner food like chicken and waffles, Monte Cristo sandwiches, and egg pizza, all with a chefly makeover, and you have Sunshine Tavern. That’s not to say that the food is basic though—acidic dressing makes a chopped salad with crispy hot French fries sing, and the Monte Cristo sandwich is served with a side of house-made marionberry jam. Ex-journalist and producer Welch heads the bar program intelligently at Sunshine and sister restaurant Lincoln—at Sunshine, where diners favor arcade games over philosophical debate, the drinks tend toward the sophisticated take on college student fare (much like the food).

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Lemon Beer Shandy: Lemon Juice, Upright Pilsner, and Simple Syrup
  • Rum Old Fashioned: 7-Year Flor de Cana Rum, Angostura Bitters, Orange and Lemon Zest, and Coffee Ice Cube
  • Chopped Salad: French Fries, Radicchio, Arugula, Iceberg Lettuce, Pepperoncini, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Salami, and Rustica Sheep's Milk Chili Cheese
  • Chicken and Waffles

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