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"Gimme oysters and beer for dinner everyday of the year"

I enjoy dining @ family-owned restaurants where food quality & service is given priority. Chains & franchises often lack the attention to detail one can find in an establishment a chef/owner has poured heart and soul into. I eschew fast food & buffets.

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Tippy Canoe Bar & Grill

 28242 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR
 

Way overpriced!

I have been frequenting the Tippy Canoe for years and have watched it change hands many times. It used to be mainly a drinking establishment with bar food until Shirley purchased it.

My girlfriend and I stopped in for a snack one day and I knew it was expensive but I had heard from several people that it was very good quality food and the portions were large.

It was one of the first nice days of spring here in the Pacific
Northwest and we asked if we could sit outside. Shirley said “Sure
but first let me put my German Shepherd in the car.” Once she got
her dog put up she seated us at a nice table in the sun with fir
needles all over it. She came back with a rag to remove the fir
needles and wiped most of them into my lap. My lady and I had a
good laugh and shrugged it off. We weren’t extremely hungry so we decided to share the crab melt at a cost of $18.00. She brought us
both a cup of clam chowder which was good but when the crab melt
arrived we thought it must be a joke. It was on the smallest English
muffin we had ever seen, the crab was most definitely out ofh a can with a slice of processed cheese melted on top. We couldn’t even finish it due to the poor taste. $18.00 ??? We have never returned for a meal.

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Farecritique ate Oysters left over from yesterday's "National Oyster Day" feast.