Restaurant roundup: Jackpot Bistro
Published Sept. 27, 2016 -
Jackpot Bistro, 1652 N.W. Fairview Drive, Gresham:
Boring resident Angela Allen and business partner Brandon Ross recently transformed the basic lotto bar that was Grampys into a more stylish, quality food-oriented establishment.
The former manager of the Grampys chain of Oregon Lottery-oriented bar and delis in the Portland area, Allen sees her newly branded business as a place where people can go to relax over cocktails and enjoy thoughtfully prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Were not exactly a deli, where you play video poker and sit next to (someone doing the same), she said. We are a real bistro for people over 21. We have a full menu with everything made from scratch and in-house. Theres a full bar, and its quiet not loud or rowdy.
Featuring a menu Allen plans to change daily as well as seasonally, Jackpots menu offers Thai-oriented dishes, as well as steak-, pork- and pasta-based entrees, mostly in the $8 to $13 range.
The club sandwich is as big as your face, Allen said with a chuckle. The menu is different all the time. We might have meatloaf for a special, or a lamb dish. Theres always something new to try.
Allen admitted its a challenge to get customers to realize theres more to Jackpot than being a place to drink beer and play lottery.
Customers are catching on now, she said. Now you can come here and eat and play.
Jackpot Bistro is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday. For more information, call 503-465-1463 or search for Jackpot Bistro on Facebook.