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Rachel Pinsky

20 Food-and-Drink Destinations in Vancouver, Washington

Local spots offering everything from Cincinnati chili to Georgian wine

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Dining room at The Sedgwick
| Rachel Pinsky

Before the pandemic, the food scene in Vancouver was thriving. Places like Little Conejo, Nonavo, Rally Pizza, and Smokin’ Oak raised the bar for dining in Portland’s neighbor to the north and dispelled outdated Vantucky stereotypes. Fortunately, all of these stellar restaurants have survived, and are now joined by a crop of exciting new spots. Some Vancouver institutions like Lapellah and Tommy O’s in downtown Vancouver closed, leaving space for new places like The Sedgwick to spring up as COVID-19 restrictions relaxed.

During the same time, the Vancouver Waterfront, filled with endless Washington wine tasting rooms and regional chain restaurants, drew new visitors to the area. Local businesses like Kafiex Coffee Roasters and Dos Alas Latin Kitchen and Tequila Bar later joined them, adding more Vancouver-specific representation. Nonetheless, it’s downtown Vancouver, only a few blocks away from this shiny new development, which remains the beating heart of this city and the place where most of its essential eating spots reside.

These are the Vancouver restaurants, food carts, and bars — new and old — that have become the crown jewels of the city, from Hazel Dell to Fisher’s Landing. Some of the restaurants here have reopened for indoor and outdoor dining; others stick to takeout. Due to the regularly changing landscape of the local dining scene, it’s best to check social media for service information before stopping in. This map is not ranked; rather, it’s organized geographically.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Su Casa Marquez

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5406 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 448-6127
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This homey restaurant tucked into an International District strip mall serves Mexican favorites like carne asada platters, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, as well as Salvadoran pupusas. Made to order pupusas come with fresh masa and melted mozzarella cheese, combined with fillings like asada, jalapeno, mushrooms, and loroco, or edible flower buds. Cheese-filled birria tacos served in fresh, grilled tortillas with a side of warm beef consomé are a standout.

2. Amaro’s Table

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1220 Main St #100
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 718-2942
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The bar at this downtown spot offers the best seat in the house. These coveted barstools provide the perfect perch to dine on classics like medium-rare steak medallions bathed in demi-glace with a mound of mash potatoes, or a crisp wedge salad topped with bleu cheese and a thicket of thinly sliced onion rings. Amaro’s also hosts a rotating menu of draft cocktails like the Season of the Witch, a rum punch spiked with Meletti, ginger liqueur, mulled apple cider, and both chai and bergamot tea.

3. Dediko

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210 W Evergreen Blvd #700
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 314-4370

Ella Bakh and her son and co-owner, Nico, opened this bright, cozy space last year to share the food of their native Tbilisi. The restaurant’s menu features comforting Georgian favorites like khachapuri adjaruli, a boat-shaped bread with fresh cheese, and khinkali, plump Georgian dumplings filled with beef and pork or mushrooms. An order should include both, as well as a few fresh salads and a small clay pot of a creamy bean stew called lobio. Dediko’s excellent wine list includes a number of Georgian wines made in the classic style, fermented in underground ceramic pots called qvevris. Miniature versions of these wine pots are scattered throughout Dediko, giving a traditional Georgian flair to this modern space.

4. Slow Fox Chili

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108 E 7th St Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 721-0634
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Former Screen Door chef Derek Saner opened this downtown food cart as an homage to the chili parlors he visited during his childhood in the Cincinnati area. Slow Fox’s Cincinnati 5 Way Chili starts with ground beef, tomato, and onion with cinnamon, allspice, clove, and chocolate, slow-cooked, then mixed with a bowl of spaghetti and beans, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and diced raw onions. Another stellar dish, Louie’s Lentils, comes cooked to creaminess with tomatoes, onions, peppers, yam, and kale.

5. Little Conejo

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114 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 718-2633
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When Noble Rot’s Mychal Dynes and Nodoguro’s Mark Wooten opened this palace of mezcal and tacos in September 2017, it quickly became a destination. The menu ranges from tacos with fillings like oyster mushrooms and frico’d cheese to crispy carnitas as well as hefty tortas like the brisket americano with braised beef and melted American cheese. Smoky mezcal cocktails accompany the food menu, with an impressively long mezcal list.

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6. Nonavo Pizza

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110 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 843-9696
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Joey Chmiko serves his wildly popular wild-yeast-dough pies at this downtown Vancouver pizza spot. The restaurant’s eclectic menu of bright salads, ice cream, and pizza toppings rely on provisions from a long list of local farms including Red Truck Farm, Flat Tack Farm, and Sprout and Blossom Farm.

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7. The Smokin' Oak

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501 Columbia St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 433-2755
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This upscale barbecue spot serves bonafide Central Texas barbecue based on family recipes from co-owner Bryan Rodgers. ‘Meat butter’ best describes the velvety texture of Smokin’ Oak’s tender smoker brisket; other standouts include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, and pork spare ribs, smoked until the inside is tender and the outside is pleasingly crisp. All of the above go great with traditional sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and cornbread.

8. Rally Pizza

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8070 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98664
(360) 524-9000
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Ken’s Artisan Pizza alumni Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham opened this shrine to pizza and frozen custard several years ago, when it seemed unthinkable that chefs from Portland would start a restaurant in the formerly run-down strip mall. The menu includes fresh salads, pizzas, frozen custard, and customer favorites like meatballs and greens, all featuring locally grown produce from farms like Wobbly Cart, Red Truck, Flat Tack, and lamb from Reister Ranch in Washougal. Reservations are available through Open Table.

9. Pho Vi Van

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16209 SE McGillivray Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 232-6678

Pho Vi Van, found in an unassuming space in an East Vancouver strip mall, consistently serves a wide range of fragrant pho. Pho Vi Van’s vegetarian pho comes with a surprisingly rich and complex broth filled with rice noodles, puffy fried tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a rainbow of crisp vegetables. Other highlights include a spicy bún bò Huế — thick swirls of rice noodles and tender meat in a luscious broth — and a comforting egg noodle soup with plump pork wontons.

10. La Sorrentina

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3000 SE 164th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 980-1651
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La Sorrentina Pizzeria — which received high praise from Portland Monthly food critic, Karen Brooks, for their Neapolitan pizzas at their Hazel Dell food truck — opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant in a strip mall off 164th Avenue in the midst of the pandemic. Owner and chef Daisuke Matsumoto bakes fire-roasted red sauce pizzas like the classic Margherita, as well as white sauce pies like the Terra Mia with eggplant parmesan, sausage, mozzarella, pesto, and basil on traditional or gluten-free crusts. The specials menu varies based on chef Matsumoto’s whims. Past offerings range from black truffle and wild porcini mushrooms served with freshly made tagliatelle to delizia al limone, a lemon pastry with fresh whipped cream from Sorrento, Italy, where chef Matsumoto trained with celebrated international chef Biagio Longo.

11. Elements Restaurant

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907 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 258-0989
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Chef Miguel Sosa’s inspiration for his eclectic menu at this downtown spot stems from his French cuisine training, the Mexican culinary influence of his mother and grandmother, a passion for locally sourced produce, and an insatiable curiosity. The rotating menu at this intimate space ranges from Spanish octopus a la plancha with harissa and avocado mousse to a porcini-dusted Kurobuta bone-in pork chop in a port beurre noisette with sweet potato mousseline. Chef Sosa sources produce from local farms like Red Truck Farm, Flat Tack Farm, and Wobbly Cart Farm. Other menu items comes from Mayer’s Custom Meats in Ridgefield and PNW Wild Mushrooms. Reservations are available through Resy.

12. Dosalas latin kitchen + tequila bar

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777 Waterfront Wy Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 768-5249
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Entering Dosalas Latin Kitchen and Tequila Bar feels like a visit to a distant sparkling otherworld. The large glittery chandeliers, enormous bar, and cushy white leather covered booths overlooking the water provide a bit of Vegas glitz mixed with flourishes of old Hollywood glamour. The menu includes a variety of small plates like ahi tuna tostadas and guajillo mashed potatoes, as well as large shareable plates like ancho-spiced lamb chops or bone-in tomahawk ribeye. Showy cocktails like the Purple Rain with gin, St. Germain, prosecco, and a combination of butterfly pea powder and gold glitter flow from the sleek bar. Reservations are available through Open Table.

13. Southern Girl Delights

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1015 NE 78th St
Vancouver, WA 98665
(678) 860-1567

Dorothy Golson serves Southern food inspired by her childhood favorites at her red-and-white-checkered food truck in Hazel Dell. The daily menu includes classics like shrimp and grits, fried catfish, pimento cheese sandwiches, and sides like crispy disks of fried okra — tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Golson often adds specials such as smothered pork chops with cabbage and roasted potatoes or sweet potato pie. Everything is made to order so wait times for food can be long. Orders can be placed ahead of time by phone.

14. The Sedgwick

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801 Washington St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 433-9776
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Tim and Melissa McCusker, of Feast 316 in downtown Camas, recently opened an updated speakeasy in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The menu ranges from smaller bites like harissa-roasted cauliflower or duck fat fries with manchego and a duck-fennel-peppercorn gravy, to larger plates such as a decadent Delmonico steak with sauces like pine nut mustard puree. The Sedgwick also offers a daily yakitori menu and desserts like a make-your-own s’mores platter served with skewers and a small fire pit to roast marshmallows.

15. Thirsty Sasquatch & Hungry Sasquatch

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2110 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 597-3223
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The Thirsty Sasquatch feels like a summer camp-like retreat for adults. Fake-grass-covered walls, neon signs, and large day-glo murals of Sasquatch fill the indoor and outdoor spaces. The pizza parlor side, called the Hungry Sasquatch, serves enormous slices of New York-style pizzas like “the fungus,” with a seasonal mushroom blend, roasted garlic, and onion. Meanwhile, at the Thirsty Sasquatch, bartenders shake and stir drinks like La Granja, with mezcal, black currant, blackberry, cinnamon, and citrus. In between the pizza parlor and bar sits an arcade with fake-grass-covered walls filled with pinball machines and classic video games. Minors can dine at the Hungry Sasquatch and play in the arcade until 10 p.m.

16. WanSook Thai Food

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1919 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 818-3728
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WanSook sits in a small food cart pod behind Doomsday Brewing in Uptown Village. The short menu offers dishes that range from silky pad kee mao to garlic-pepper chicken sprinkled with a nice dose of black pepper, served with sides of tender jasmine rice and crisp steamed vegetables.

17. La Bottega Cafe Deli Wine Shop

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1905 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 571-5010
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La Bottega has offered a rotating menu of antipasti like roasted tomato bruschetta, fresh salads, and Italian entrees like lasagna bolognese with beef, veal, and pork since 2006. In addition to Italian classics served in a cozy space, La Bottega boasts an extensive deli counter, wine cellar, take-and-bake meals, and imported pantry items for easy at-home dining.

18. Treat

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210 W Evergreen Blvd Suite 600
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 750-0811
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Stephanie McNees’ small ice cream shop and bakery in downtown Vancouver offers a short list of baked goods like a classic chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with flaked salt or round hand pies with triple-crown blackberries from Unger Farms. Ice cream flavors range from ooey gooey butter cake and bramble berry ripple to vegan concoctions such as The Great North Coffee’s chai blended with an Oatly base, all served in freshly baked waffle cones.

19. C'est La Vie

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1307 NE 78th St #10
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 553-5836
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Keri Buhman’s Hazel Dell cafe and creperie offers savory crepes like the figgy piggy with prosciutto and goat cheese topped with fig jam and peppery tendrils of arugula, as well as Monte Cristos and cubes of grilled cheese served with tomato bisque for dipping. The store attached to the cafe houses charcuterie board fixings like Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam and cured meats like mole salami from Elevation Meats, as well as take-and-bake meals like Peruvian chicken with cilantro lime rice and aji verde.

20. The Grocery Cocktail & Social

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115 W 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 258-1324
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This intimate hideaway tucked away from the traffic of Main Street offers a rotating seasonal cocktail list and a well-executed slate of pub fare. Dishes range from seasonal salads to the hedonistic Grocery burger, a Cascade Natural beef patty with bacon jam, sweet onions, garlic mayo, and American cheese on a potato bun served with hand-cut fries.

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1. Su Casa Marquez

5406 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

This homey restaurant tucked into an International District strip mall serves Mexican favorites like carne asada platters, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, as well as Salvadoran pupusas. Made to order pupusas come with fresh masa and melted mozzarella cheese, combined with fillings like asada, jalapeno, mushrooms, and loroco, or edible flower buds. Cheese-filled birria tacos served in fresh, grilled tortillas with a side of warm beef consomé are a standout.

5406 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661

2. Amaro’s Table

1220 Main St #100, Vancouver, WA 98660

The bar at this downtown spot offers the best seat in the house. These coveted barstools provide the perfect perch to dine on classics like medium-rare steak medallions bathed in demi-glace with a mound of mash potatoes, or a crisp wedge salad topped with bleu cheese and a thicket of thinly sliced onion rings. Amaro’s also hosts a rotating menu of draft cocktails like the Season of the Witch, a rum punch spiked with Meletti, ginger liqueur, mulled apple cider, and both chai and bergamot tea.

1220 Main St #100
Vancouver, WA 98660

3. Dediko

210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660

Ella Bakh and her son and co-owner, Nico, opened this bright, cozy space last year to share the food of their native Tbilisi. The restaurant’s menu features comforting Georgian favorites like khachapuri adjaruli, a boat-shaped bread with fresh cheese, and khinkali, plump Georgian dumplings filled with beef and pork or mushrooms. An order should include both, as well as a few fresh salads and a small clay pot of a creamy bean stew called lobio. Dediko’s excellent wine list includes a number of Georgian wines made in the classic style, fermented in underground ceramic pots called qvevris. Miniature versions of these wine pots are scattered throughout Dediko, giving a traditional Georgian flair to this modern space.

210 W Evergreen Blvd #700
Vancouver, WA 98660

4. Slow Fox Chili

108 E 7th St Suite B, Vancouver, WA 98660

Former Screen Door chef Derek Saner opened this downtown food cart as an homage to the chili parlors he visited during his childhood in the Cincinnati area. Slow Fox’s Cincinnati 5 Way Chili starts with ground beef, tomato, and onion with cinnamon, allspice, clove, and chocolate, slow-cooked, then mixed with a bowl of spaghetti and beans, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and diced raw onions. Another stellar dish, Louie’s Lentils, comes cooked to creaminess with tomatoes, onions, peppers, yam, and kale.

108 E 7th St Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98660

5. Little Conejo

114 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Little Conejo
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When Noble Rot’s Mychal Dynes and Nodoguro’s Mark Wooten opened this palace of mezcal and tacos in September 2017, it quickly became a destination. The menu ranges from tacos with fillings like oyster mushrooms and frico’d cheese to crispy carnitas as well as hefty tortas like the brisket americano with braised beef and melted American cheese. Smoky mezcal cocktails accompany the food menu, with an impressively long mezcal list.

114 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660

6. Nonavo Pizza

110 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Nonavo Pizza
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Joey Chmiko serves his wildly popular wild-yeast-dough pies at this downtown Vancouver pizza spot. The restaurant’s eclectic menu of bright salads, ice cream, and pizza toppings rely on provisions from a long list of local farms including Red Truck Farm, Flat Tack Farm, and Sprout and Blossom Farm.

110 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660

7. The Smokin' Oak

501 Columbia St, Vancouver, WA 98660

This upscale barbecue spot serves bonafide Central Texas barbecue based on family recipes from co-owner Bryan Rodgers. ‘Meat butter’ best describes the velvety texture of Smokin’ Oak’s tender smoker brisket; other standouts include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, and pork spare ribs, smoked until the inside is tender and the outside is pleasingly crisp. All of the above go great with traditional sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and cornbread.

501 Columbia St
Vancouver, WA 98660

8. Rally Pizza

8070 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98664

Ken’s Artisan Pizza alumni Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham opened this shrine to pizza and frozen custard several years ago, when it seemed unthinkable that chefs from Portland would start a restaurant in the formerly run-down strip mall. The menu includes fresh salads, pizzas, frozen custard, and customer favorites like meatballs and greens, all featuring locally grown produce from farms like Wobbly Cart, Red Truck, Flat Tack, and lamb from Reister Ranch in Washougal. Reservations are available through Open Table.

8070 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98664

9. Pho Vi Van

16209 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683

Pho Vi Van, found in an unassuming space in an East Vancouver strip mall, consistently serves a wide range of fragrant pho. Pho Vi Van’s vegetarian pho comes with a surprisingly rich and complex broth filled with rice noodles, puffy fried tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a rainbow of crisp vegetables. Other highlights include a spicy bún bò Huế — thick swirls of rice noodles and tender meat in a luscious broth — and a comforting egg noodle soup with plump pork wontons.

16209 SE McGillivray Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98683

10. La Sorrentina

3000 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683

La Sorrentina Pizzeria — which received high praise from Portland Monthly food critic, Karen Brooks, for their Neapolitan pizzas at their Hazel Dell food truck — opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant in a strip mall off 164th Avenue in the midst of the pandemic. Owner and chef Daisuke Matsumoto bakes fire-roasted red sauce pizzas like the classic Margherita, as well as white sauce pies like the Terra Mia with eggplant parmesan, sausage, mozzarella, pesto, and basil on traditional or gluten-free crusts. The specials menu varies based on chef Matsumoto’s whims. Past offerings range from black truffle and wild porcini mushrooms served with freshly made tagliatelle to delizia al limone, a lemon pastry with fresh whipped cream from Sorrento, Italy, where chef Matsumoto trained with celebrated international chef Biagio Longo.

3000 SE 164th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683

11. Elements Restaurant

907 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Chef Miguel Sosa’s inspiration for his eclectic menu at this downtown spot stems from his French cuisine training, the Mexican culinary influence of his mother and grandmother, a passion for locally sourced produce, and an insatiable curiosity. The rotating menu at this intimate space ranges from Spanish octopus a la plancha with harissa and avocado mousse to a porcini-dusted Kurobuta bone-in pork chop in a port beurre noisette with sweet potato mousseline. Chef Sosa sources produce from local farms like Red Truck Farm, Flat Tack Farm, and Wobbly Cart Farm. Other menu items comes from Mayer’s Custom Meats in Ridgefield and PNW Wild Mushrooms. Reservations are available through Resy.

907 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

12. Dosalas latin kitchen + tequila bar

777 Waterfront Wy Suite 201, Vancouver, WA 98660

Entering Dosalas Latin Kitchen and Tequila Bar feels like a visit to a distant sparkling otherworld. The large glittery chandeliers, enormous bar, and cushy white leather covered booths overlooking the water provide a bit of Vegas glitz mixed with flourishes of old Hollywood glamour. The menu includes a variety of small plates like ahi tuna tostadas and guajillo mashed potatoes, as well as large shareable plates like ancho-spiced lamb chops or bone-in tomahawk ribeye. Showy cocktails like the Purple Rain with gin, St. Germain, prosecco, and a combination of butterfly pea powder and gold glitter flow from the sleek bar. Reservations are available through Open Table.

777 Waterfront Wy Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98660

13. Southern Girl Delights

1015 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98665

Dorothy Golson serves Southern food inspired by her childhood favorites at her red-and-white-checkered food truck in Hazel Dell. The daily menu includes classics like shrimp and grits, fried catfish, pimento cheese sandwiches, and sides like crispy disks of fried okra — tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Golson often adds specials such as smothered pork chops with cabbage and roasted potatoes or sweet potato pie. Everything is made to order so wait times for food can be long. Orders can be placed ahead of time by phone.

1015 NE 78th St
Vancouver, WA 98665

14. The Sedgwick

801 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Tim and Melissa McCusker, of Feast 316 in downtown Camas, recently opened an updated speakeasy in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The menu ranges from smaller bites like harissa-roasted cauliflower or duck fat fries with manchego and a duck-fennel-peppercorn gravy, to larger plates such as a decadent Delmonico steak with sauces like pine nut mustard puree. The Sedgwick also offers a daily yakitori menu and desserts like a make-your-own s’mores platter served with skewers and a small fire pit to roast marshmallows.

801 Washington St
Vancouver, WA 98660

15. Thirsty Sasquatch & Hungry Sasquatch

2110 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

The Thirsty Sasquatch feels like a summer camp-like retreat for adults. Fake-grass-covered walls, neon signs, and large day-glo murals of Sasquatch fill the indoor and outdoor spaces. The pizza parlor side, called the Hungry Sasquatch, serves enormous slices of New York-style pizzas like “the fungus,” with a seasonal mushroom blend, roasted garlic, and onion. Meanwhile, at the Thirsty Sasquatch, bartenders shake and stir drinks like La Granja, with mezcal, black currant, blackberry, cinnamon, and citrus. In between the pizza parlor and bar sits an arcade with fake-grass-covered walls filled with pinball machines and classic video games. Minors can dine at the Hungry Sasquatch and play in the arcade until 10 p.m.

2110 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

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16. WanSook Thai Food

1919 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

WanSook sits in a small food cart pod behind Doomsday Brewing in Uptown Village. The short menu offers dishes that range from silky pad kee mao to garlic-pepper chicken sprinkled with a nice dose of black pepper, served with sides of tender jasmine rice and crisp steamed vegetables.

1919 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

17. La Bottega Cafe Deli Wine Shop

1905 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

La Bottega has offered a rotating menu of antipasti like roasted tomato bruschetta, fresh salads, and Italian entrees like lasagna bolognese with beef, veal, and pork since 2006. In addition to Italian classics served in a cozy space, La Bottega boasts an extensive deli counter, wine cellar, take-and-bake meals, and imported pantry items for easy at-home dining.

1905 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660

18. Treat

210 W Evergreen Blvd Suite 600, Vancouver, WA 98660

Stephanie McNees’ small ice cream shop and bakery in downtown Vancouver offers a short list of baked goods like a classic chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with flaked salt or round hand pies with triple-crown blackberries from Unger Farms. Ice cream flavors range from ooey gooey butter cake and bramble berry ripple to vegan concoctions such as The Great North Coffee’s chai blended with an Oatly base, all served in freshly baked waffle cones.

210 W Evergreen Blvd Suite 600
Vancouver, WA 98660

19. C'est La Vie

1307 NE 78th St #10, Vancouver, WA 98665

Keri Buhman’s Hazel Dell cafe and creperie offers savory crepes like the figgy piggy with prosciutto and goat cheese topped with fig jam and peppery tendrils of arugula, as well as Monte Cristos and cubes of grilled cheese served with tomato bisque for dipping. The store attached to the cafe houses charcuterie board fixings like Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam and cured meats like mole salami from Elevation Meats, as well as take-and-bake meals like Peruvian chicken with cilantro lime rice and aji verde.

1307 NE 78th St #10
Vancouver, WA 98665

20. The Grocery Cocktail & Social

115 W 7th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
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This intimate hideaway tucked away from the traffic of Main Street offers a rotating seasonal cocktail list and a well-executed slate of pub fare. Dishes range from seasonal salads to the hedonistic Grocery burger, a Cascade Natural beef patty with bacon jam, sweet onions, garlic mayo, and American cheese on a potato bun served with hand-cut fries.

115 W 7th St
Vancouver, WA 98660

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