I hope that everyone had as wonderful of a 3-day weekend as I did and thank you for staying patient while I took Martin Luther King Jr. day off from both work and blogging – a girl needs her rest!
This is an easy post as I’m still in a bit of a food coma while I write this so pardon me if I trail off mid-sentence with a drool streak.
For a MLK + Inauguration day celebrations Dan and I were invited by our good friends Brooke and Brad to visit Mellow Mushroom for an all-out lunch and day drinking extravaganza. We had visited previously the restaurant for both a friend’s birthday and for pre-New Years Eve dinner plans and can say that it’s one of our favorite pizza locations in Portland. We haven’t yet been disappointed and have barely covered all of the incredible options on the menu.
They are predominantly located in Southeastern states with a few locations moving West… and only one location in Oregon that we are lucky enough to have only a few minutes drive from home and work.
What’s even greater about Mellow Mushroom is that on Monday’s they have an All Day special where any of their beers originally priced $5.50 and under per pint (as long as its under 8% abv) are only $2.00. This isn’t just a deal for the light beers and canned varieties – it’s for well crafted, top quality, local and domestic micro brews. You could go there every day for a week and not order the same thing twice. <– That is a challenge.
What We Ate:
1 Medium House Special Pizza ($20.00)
Red sauce base with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, Applewood smoked bacon, mushrooms, black olives, Roma tomatoes, green peppers and onions. Topped with extra mozzarella.
[Previously we’ve eaten the Philosopher’s Pie –
Olive oil and garlic base, all natural grilled steak, Portobello mushrooms, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, Provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses.]
What We Drank:
Beers on beers on beers. I had three (Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Goose Island 312, Vertigo Raspberry Wheat) and Dan had four dark stout varieties that met his requirements for a good drink.
In addition, we all had a round of Irish Car bombs that sealed the deal on our day drinking. Martin wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Know Before You Go:
- Oh what – a Beer Club? In case you plan to try new beers and earn points for them.
- Remember that Monday night happy hour ^^ it’s important when you’re planning your nights out.
- They’re Social – Check out their Facebook or Twitter
- Address: 1411 NW Flanders St Portland, OR 97209
- Hours: All days 11am-10pm // Friday & Saturday open until 11pm.
- View their drool-worthy Menu here
I’m going to have to take my parents here, I have a feeling that my dad would find a few pizzas on the menu irresistible!