We may just be half an hour outside of Portland, but sometimes a night out downtown just isn’t what everyone is feeling.
It can get crowded and expensive the second you step into a place to eat downtown. Not to mention the crazy long waits you often have to sit through. Sometimes the best night out are those with a couple of friends and hitting some local spots for food and drinks.
Below we have made note of a couple of places in Tualatin that are worth making a night of with some friends. Whether it’s food, drinks, fun, or all of the above that you are looking for, these restaurants will have you covered.
Tualatin Station Bar & Grill
Tualatin Station Bar & Grill is a popular hotspot for friends to hangout, and with good reason.
AMong the many vibrant places to get food and drinks in Tualatin, this place stands out as a special favorite for many. There are several reasons that customers find themselves returning to Tualatin Station as regulars.
The menu is loaded with food for friends to share and enjoy, particularly sliders. The spicy thai sliders are delicious small snacks that everyone will love. These house-made beef patties are topped with caramelized onions, thai chili sauce, and a delightful spicy tomato jam. The turkey sliders are lighter fare, featuring turkey patties, swiss cheese, tomato, arugula, and tomato jam. Last but not least they also have classic pulled pork sliders that have swiss cheese and a zesty coleslaw.
At Tualatin Station though, they are especially famous for their chicken wings. This classic sharable comes in a variety of incredible flavors. They have the classic favorites like buffalo and BBQ, but they also have unique choices that you can only find here like the chipotle blackberry wings.
With a bar ready for any drink, TVs playing the current sports games, pool table to challenge your friends, and food that will leave you happy, Tualatin Station is the perfect spot for friends to meet up for a night out.
18770 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, OR 97062
Dave’s Hot Chicken
A great place for friends to grab a meal is the fun and laid-back atmosphere of Dave’s Hot Chicken. Not to mention, this place has a built-in challenge for you and your friends to tackle.
As you may be able to tell by the name, Dave’s is known for their amazing chicken. The menu is no-frills because it rests almost entirely on the quality of their chicken, and it works. They have three options: tenders and fries, sliders and friends, or a slider and a tender with fries.
Where you can switch it up, and even challenge your friends, is in how hot you want your chicken to be. They offer seven levels of heat, from none to what they call “reaper.” See who among you can go the furthest.
Also the Dave’s sauces and the kale slaw are delightful additions that go great on the sliders. They also have mac & cheese as a side option which is only natural because chicken and mac & cheese just go so well together.
If you and your friends want a great meal and a good time, make sure to check out Dave’s Hot Chicken.
7715 SW Nyberg St. Tualatin, OR 97062
Fri & Sat: 11am-12am
This Tex Mex eatery serves up delicious food and out-of-this-world drinks.
If you and your friends are craving authentic Mexican cuisine, this is the place to be. They have mouth-watering classics like tacos with your choice of traditional proteins such as pork, chicken, and steak. Or you can enjoy their vegetarian mushroom or cauliflower options, and their fish choices like shrimp and dorado.
If you and your friends would like to just go the route of sharing appetizers and having drinks then you’re in luck. Beyond the chips, salsa, and guacamole they have fried brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet arbol chili, a house-made chlie con queso, and the consome soaked loveliness of their birria.
And if you all are looking for some drinks then look no further. They have a rotating offering of sangria, a cucumber and jalapeño mezcal cocktail called La Mezcal Machina, a blueberry twist on an old fashion, and much more. They even have six unique flavors of margarita on the menu.
Even without exploring the ciders, wines, and beers they have available, it’s clear that they have plenty of drinks to go around.
20185 SW 112th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062
Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm