There are a number of wonderful restaurants and retailers near Portland Center Stage at The Armory to suit every taste and budget. So make a reservation and grab dinner before your play. Stop in for drinks and dessert after the show. Or make a day of it with a pre- or post-show shopping excursion.
Note: All season ticket holders receive a copy of our annual discount card, which entitles the bearer to valuable discounts at all of the local restaurants and retailers listed on this page. Click here to learn more about season ticket packages at The Armory.
In the world of hospitality, there are a few unexpected places in which timeless European flair, cultured style and Old World courtesy are vibrantly alive. These lasting impressions are also accompanied by a profound respect for another very precious aspect: your comfort. Welcome to The Mark Spencer Hotel, a downtown Portland Hotel in the Pearl District with exceptional value.
True to the classic American Tavern, Brix Tavern offers a warm, contemporary restaurant and bar in one. Located in Portland’s Pearl District, Brix serves a unique collection of enduring American comfort food and cocktails enhanced with only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Brix features a brick oven, rotisserie and an open kitchen. Several flat screen plasma TVs are discreetly incorporated throughout the space for game watching.
A Portland favorite since 1979, Cassidy's Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Portland. Cassidy's exceptional menu features delicious seafood, premium-cut meats and fresh pasta. They offer a well-chosen wine list, a beer selection including the best microbrews, classic cocktails and a bar that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in town - all found in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
Cupcake Jones is a labor of love for Oregon natives Lisa Watson and Peter Shanky. Their menu of delicious, freshly-baked cupcakes rotates daily. Not to be missed is the Pearl – white velvet cake filled with vanilla pastry cream and frosted with vanilla butter cream icing. The Downtown Cupcake Brown is filled with sour cream chocolate ganache and frosted with fudge icing. The Mimosa – orange yogurt cake filled with orange champagne pastry cream – is frosted with champagne butter cream.
At Garden Bar, salad is the main attraction — artful medleys of raw leafy greens tossed with locally source vegetables and fruits, gratifying grains and legumes, fresh meats and cheeses, gourmet dressings and more. Every salad is custom-crafted — by you or our resident chef — and mixed to order by our salad masters right before you. We also serve seasonal soups, raw desserts, local beverages and other delectables.
Isabel Pearl is a stunning, fresh, modern and spacious neighborhood eatery where sunlight streams through the windows even on the cloudiest of days. Isabel Pearl's comfortable ambiance is a popular spot for breakfast meetings, lunch breaks, and romantic dinners; all the while providing nourishment with bold, healthy, flavorful meals. Isabel Cruz serves up food for the body and soul.
A partnership between three of Portland’s most accomplished industry veterans, Oven and Shaker is a modern urban saloon in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District that ties together the hearty Italian street food and wood burning oven pizza-making talent of four-time James Beard Award Nominated Chef Cathy Whims with the ingredient-driven classic cocktails of veteran Northwest bartender Ryan Magarian.
Locally owned and operated since 2004, we offer a wide variety of classic to modern martinis and cocktails, many of which feature our unique, in-house infusion recipes.
Popina is the Northwest's largest women's swimwear store. Popina carries 25 brands of ladies swimsuits, coverups and accessories, including the locally manufactured Popina Swimwear line designed by Pamela Levenson. All separates at Popina are offered as mix and match with sizes ranging from 0-26 and cup sizes from A-G. The vintage 1950's-inspired Popina swimsuit line, which is made in Oregon, provides designs which are fun, flattering and fashionable. The Pearl District boutique is just two short blocks north of Portland Center Stage on NW 11th between Everett and Flanders.