Great choices await when you want to dazzle you palate in downtown Vancouver.
Here are some suggestions from our local friends:
Coffee and Tea
In the Pacific Northwest every day usually begins with coffee, a basic food group. Enjoy your first cup at Java House, 201 W. Evergreen Blvd, a quaint shop and adjoining atrium that serves as a daylong town hall for executives, politicians, social groups and retirees. You’ll find two-dozen whole-bean coffee varieties, a dozen loose-leaf teas, and a friendly staff who will greet you by first name on your second visit. In 1991, Cora Chandler thought the location would be perfect. That was 60,000 residents ago. Now, her family lays claim to “proudly caffeinating downtown Vancouver” for two decades.
Set your sights on a spectacular experience at Compass Coffee Downtown, 817 SW Washington Street, where you will appreciate their mission firsthand: “Coffee is culinary.” You can get a lesson in coffee bean farming and shipping, or you can just sit back and taste the excellence.
Your next cup should be from Brewed 360, 603 Main St., where local owners roast the beans they buy direct from growers in seven countries. Sip on cold brew coffee or a glass of wine or beer while relaxing in the loft.
Ready for exotic Asian fusion flavors with Northwest ingredients? You’re in for a treat at Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro, 801 Washington St. Tommy Owens proudly creates an island experience that relaxes and nourishes. He seeks to “live Aloha,” acting with island hospitality. You’ll enjoy savory fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner, along with island-inspired drinks and frequent live music in the relaxed, tropical-themed hangout
Food lovers will appreciate Willem’s On Main, 907 Main, where a European-influenced menu is combined with local sourcing, seasonal ingredients and a rustic approach to Northwest cooking. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Another fan favorite is Grays at the Park, 301 W. 6th St. adjacent to the Hilton Hotel, where you can enjoy adventurous Northwest cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Seafood lovers can check out the Quay’s Northwest clam chowder or fresh Alaskan halibut fish and chips at 100 Columbia St.
Delectable food and beverage options also await you at:
- Woody’s Tacos, 210 W. Evergreen Blvd. (Adventurous)
- Low Bar, 809 Washington St. (Inspired comfort food)
- The Mighty Bowl, mobile food cart (Spicy rice/bean bowls)
- Thai Orchid, 213 W. 11th St. (Asian)
- Jorge’s Tequila Factory, 1004 Washington St, (Mexican)
- The Grant House, 1101 Officer’s Row (Historic setting)
Trusty Brewing Co.
114 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Corner of Evergreen & Broadway
Mon-Fri: 4pm – 10pm
Sat: Noon – 10pm / Sun: Noon – 8pm
Brewers of Willamette Week’s award winning Corner Window IPA, this local stop sits right in the heart of downtown.
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