Happy St. Patrick's Day, y'all. If you did the Shamrock Run on Sunday, you're probably still hungry. If you didn't, you can pretend. And so, herewith, a cursory (and improvable upon, send word!) list of holiday-appropriate options.
Concordia Ale House on NE Killingsworth is running a few dinner specials: an Irish Stew, a Beer Braised Corn Beef [sic] Brisket, and the brilliantly-named Dublin Coddle.
Next door, Micah Camden's Fats isn't doing anything particularly special, per se, but with a happy hour menu that includes potted salmon and toads n' the hole [sic, again, wtf menu writers of today!?), and a cornish pastie, it's pretty generally culinarily appropriate.
Harborside restaurant McCormick and Schmick's is arguing that "It's lucky to... kiss a stranger" with cocktails like the Leprechaun Kiss and dishes like corned beef sliders, Guinness-steamed shrimp, and lamb stew. Because nothing says mouth wrestle like corned beef and cabbage.
Laughing Planet is--according to a tipster who almost tried it--offering the Irish Burrito, a special that involves corned beef and a stout salsa and possibly mashed potatoes?
Paddy's, all the way near the water on SW Yamhill, is closing down the street between 11am--when they open for lunch--and 2am--when they kick your drunk ass out.
Hope, meanwhile, springs eternal that Clyde Common will announce a corned beef tagliarini, Pok Pok will introduce mustard greens-wrapped corned beef collar, and that Gregory Gourdet will replace Saucebox's chicken wings with a little boiled cabbage.
Image of Concordia Ale House courtesy Portland Hamburgers