Sunday, March 11, 2012

Portland Happy Hour: Night Light Lounge

What: Night Light Lounge
Where: 2100 SE Clinton St.
When: 3-7pm Everyday, 11pm-1am Sun-Thurs

Honeys Heart: Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Soup

Night Light Lounge's happy hour was recommended me to by Karissa of Delectable Dates and I've been wanting to try it for sometime, but since it's out in SE, it's not the most convenient choice for me and my westside-centric friends.

However, Krystle and Shaun do live in deep SE so when Krystle suggested I choose someplace halfway between us, Night Light Lounge sounded like the perfect option. Plus, their happy hour goes all the way until 7pm, giving us plenty of time to get out to SE Clinton before it ended.

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Night Light's happy hour offers a $3-$5 food menu as well as $3.50 drafts, $1 off wine, and 50 cents off well drinks.

Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Soup ($5) always brings back fond memories of my two summers at Douglas Ranch Camp, where the combo was my favorite meal, so I opted for Night Light's version.

Their grilled cheese is made with roasted garlic aioli (I added avocado) and their tomato soup is a spicy tomato bisque. They both were satisfying, especially for the $5 price tag.

Doug opted for the Caeser Salad ($4) and Parmesan Truffle Fries ($5).

Both were huge portions. I would have liked a bit more truffle flavor to the fries, but they were enjoyable nonetheless. The caeser, however, was nothing spectacular and Doug said the chicken reminded him of frozen Costco chicken breasts that had been defrosted. Don't think he'd order it again.

No pictures of Krystle and Shaun's choices but their dishes were generously portioned as well.

Doug and I came to the consensus that Night Light gives you great bang for your buck size-wise, but the quality of the food isn't good enough for us to want to make the trek out to SE specifically for Night Light anytime soon. If we lived right down the street, that might be a different matter.

I should note though that Karissa specifically recommended the Spicy Mac n Cheese and none of us ordered that. Maybe it would have been delicious enough to bring us back?