Portland has a new late night food option. Offering “Just good Italian food” and some of the most enthusiastic service I’ve seen after 1am, the Exchange Street Cafe is open until 2AM Thursday-Saturday, making it a new option for post-rock show snacking (yes, they’re open other times too).
Sure, the food is pretty straightforward Italian grub (rice balls, meatball sandwiches, salads, etc) but at a time of night when you don’t have too many options, it’s good to have another choice for tasty (and relatively affordable) late-night eats. The night we went, some complimentary pork chops even convinced a vegetarian friend (joining the staff in the photo above) to eat meat. But maybe that was just a side effect of MODNIGHT. Photos after the jump.