A beloved fixture along Stark Street's strip
of gay bars (it's at 1121 S.W. Stark St.
, 503-223-9160), the infectiously campy and fun Roxy
is arguably Portland's gayest little diner. It's a 24-hour lovefest of gays and straights, many with the requisite pierced nipples and colorful tats you'd expect of this neighborhood. The crowd is most interesting late at night but intriguing all day.
Dishes have silly names - the pancake platters are nicknamed for busty beauties, such as Dolly Parton and Pamela Anderson. Great burgers and greasy fries, egg dishes, and my favorite: the gooey Quentin Tarantuna Melt. You can also order Voodoo Doughnuts here...mmmmmm. Gay Bars like Scandals and Red Cap/Boxxes are just steps away.