It's true. There's a long-lived restaurant in Portland where, without a doubt, the food and service always go beyond one's expectations. Please visit the VQ Web site for all sorts of interesting facts, menus, etc.
I took these two photos on January 16, 2007, just as I started my walk across the Hawthorne Bridge in the snow. Regular mornings, rain or shine, when I go by the restaurant between 7-8 a.m., deliveries for the day are already underway.
Here's a clearer shot that I took ten days ago. The restaurant sits just west of the Willamette River at 1220 SW 1st Avenue. On the Fourth of July, the patio is a perfect spot to eat dinner before you walk up onto the Hawthorne Bridge to watch the fireworks on the river.
Now, let me tell you a veritable non-quandary to keep in mind if you ever get to dine at Portland's Veritable Quandary--for dessert, you ought to order the Chocolate Nocello Souffle. I can't pronounce that middle word, but I can tell you that this dessert is most certainly served in chocolate heaven.
From Merriam-Webster online:
veritable: being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary
quandary: a state of perplexity or doubt