Respond to Review of CLOSED: The Red and Black Cafe
Review: I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my The Red and Black Cafe review. For my last trip to Portland I had mapped out a string of restaurants I'd want to visit while here using the happycow restaurant guide, and this was one of them. Well, it was not what I had expected or a place I am accustomed to eat at. It's kinda grunge, very basic set up, with lots of young people hanging out. On the night we visited, a young woman played the guitar and sang songs while a young crowd (full house) sat around listened, at their food, drank. We met up with a couple of friends from Canada who had just finished up their meal when we arrived. One said their ginger noodle was his favorite food when in Portland. I thought it was okay. Not a place for fine sit-down dining with family but a good place to meet with young people and listen to young musicians.