Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
The Wonder has proven itself a major contender on the Portland music scene by booking many hot shows in its relatively short life. The historic building—originally built as a meeting hall—is spacious and beautifully restored with a nice balcony and bar overlooking the ballroom floor. Make sure to check out the cafe lurking in the basement of the building, waiting to serve you a cocktail and some food.
The underground comfort of the Under Wonder Lounge's interior extends into its menu, a pleasing array of good ol' fashioned mama's kitchen down-hominess with just enough artful flourishes to keep things interesting. The grilled polenta appetizer, for instance, is crispy on the outside and mouth-meltingly mushy on the inside. Move into the entrée category and you'll find a smattering of soothing standards like a pulled pork sandwich, a steak and frites platter, and fish and chips with Alaskan cod. And for the health conscious, all the meats are free range and growth-hormone free.
Payment Type: Visa/MC