Thursday, April 15, 2010

Portland Happy Hour: Jimmy Mak's

Posted by Kelly

What: Jimmy Mak's
Where: 221 NW 10th Ave, (between Davis and Everett)
When: Mon-Sat 5-7pm
Honeys Heart: Gyros!

The summer before our junior year of college Adam and I went to Greece. It was beautiful and fun and the food was great and I want to go back! Our favorite easy lunch was to get gyros at food stands throughout the city, piled with lamb, veggies, tzatziki and Adam's favorite addition, fries and chili powder. I'm always looking for a good gyro so recently I convinced a few of my friends to try Jimmy Mak's with me. I have been there before to listen to jazz and have a tasty cocktail with the fam, but last friday was my first happy hour experience at this popular jazz club.

A little after 6 pm, we were ordering, Dustin and Adam were playing pool and we were the only people there. I think this is a more popular late night spot. The happy hour menu is great though.  All items are $5 and mostly Mediterranean with some pork sliders, chicken drumettes, onion rings, and pizza thrown in there. There is also discounts on their beer and well drinks.

Megan and I shared a gyro and greek salad.

Both were so good, I would definitely recommend the salad! YUM. Adam got a gyro and Dustin went with the Mediterranean pizza.

Oh...and I convinced Adam he wanted to share the kalamari with me. (Sorry I kind of forgot to take photos before we started eating, as you can tell by the half eaten gyro, salad, and kalamari) Total food bill: $25 ...for 4 people and filing portions, I'd say that's a good deal.

The boys had beer, $1 off during happy hour. Good deal for good beer.

And Megan and I went with a vodka tonic and a greyhound.

I really enjoyed this happy hour and will definitely return when I'm in the mood for a gyro. I would also recommend lounging and listening to some jazz!

Jimmy Mak's generally charges a $5-$10 cover depending on the night of the week and the music playing but if you're just coming for food/happy hour, no worries, you won't have to pay (unless you end up lingering to listen to the music).