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“Not bad, but not as good as expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Milo's City Cafe

Milo's City Cafe
1325 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232-1235
503-288-6456
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Ranked #86 of 3,282 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not as good as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Food was pretty good -- no sign of the "butter sauce" on the butternut squash ravioli, and my companion had to ask for dressing on the salad. The bread was fantastic. Service brought my rating down from "very good" to "average". When the server finally arrived, we asked to order our food since we didn't want any drinks, and she insisted on taking a "drink order". Then she apologized for the delay because of the "rush". There was no sign of a rush; most of the tables were full but they were all happily eating. Whatever.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Deerfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The food, wine, and service helped us enjoy an excellent dinner for our 58th wedding anniversary. It is a great neighborhood
café with a caring and competent staff.

Visited October 2013
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Nice comfortable neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food here is quite satisfying, although not cutting-edge creative nor super gourmet. The menu is eclectic: pasta, steak, seafood, some Italian dishes, some Pacific Northwest dishes, and a few more miscellaneous items such as pulled pork, Greek salad, etc. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was good, and the service was excellent. It's not the type of place you'd drive all the way across town to eat at, but if you're nearby it's a worthwhile destination. Wide range of dishes, some more casual such as sandwiches and fish and chips and some fancier. Pleasant atmosphere. I live nearby; there are a lot of restaurants in the immediate area but this is one that I will return to.

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A real find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Inventive take on familiar dishes, wonderful staff...we enjoyed 3 meals there during our stay...wish it was closer to home

Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“So Good We Ate There 4 Times in 7 Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A must for Portland! Amazing eggs benedict at least five different ways, crisp waffles with fresh strawberry sauce, and a granola parfait complete with umbrella and mermaid. Bright, warm atmosphere and a staff that was the best in comparison to all the restaurants we ate in that week. Our first waiter gave us directions, recommendations for other restaurants, even his cell phone with the current weather report. Friendly, helpful, lively , convient spot.

Visited October 2013
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