Thursday, March 19, 2015

24th and Meatballs

2329 NE Glisan Street
Happy Hour: 2 - 6 PM, daily

Six dollars! Two sliders and a pint of beer (or soda) for six measly dollars. That's pretty amazing. And that's exactly what you get at 24th and Meatballs. I'm not the type to say the following, but in this situation it seems fitting to declare this happy hour deal as AMAZEBALLS. I'm guessing everyone says that about this place...and it's okay, because it's the truth.

Happy Hour pricing is available daily between 2 and 6 PM. That means you can enjoy a late lunch, an afternoon snack, or an early dinner for only a few bucks. The menu seems small--with only the slider combo listed--but when you consider all the choices you have to make with both the balls and the sauces, it's actually almost overwhelming. (And, yes there's a vegetarian option...but one with walnuts in the mix, which means this post came with a lot of help from my meat-eating husband.)

24th and Meatballs is located on NE 24th and Glisan in a corner complex called The Ocean. In it are five "micro-restaurants" with a variety of cuisines and an abundance of outdoor seating. Similar to a food cart pod, this complex is ideal for a family that just can't agree on what to have for dinner. While my husband enjoyed his sliders--one Classic Italian with Tomato Basil Sauce and one Pork Picante with Spicy Pork Sauce (pork on pork is apparently a popular choice)--I walked to Slowburger for a meat-free mini black bean burger.

Like so many Portland establishments, the restaurants at the Ocean expect you to order at the bar and bus your own table. That's not going to drop our rating for service, though. This place meets all of our expectations and we hope it meets yours too.

Food: Meets
Drinks: Meets
Service: Meets
Ambiance: Meets (especially on a nice day)
Value: Exceeds

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