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The Bomber Restaurant & Catering

October 10, 2010

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ZoooommmMM!!!! PewwPewwwPEwwwwww!! “CRAZY SHARK TO BASE, DO YOU COPY!?” These and other inaccurate sound bites are what you will giddily shouting in the parking lot of Milwaukie’s Bomber Restaurant & Catering, where a real B-17 is perched high above for your viewing pleasure. The restaurant’s interior reflects this theme, with American flags, panoramic photos of bombers, and bomber-related clothing items and other souvenirs, including bomber trading cards and bomber necklaces. Eat ten famous Bomber Burgers and you’ll get a free bomber T-shirt!

Bomber Restaurant & Catering is an all-American diner that serves breakfast items like De Gaulle’s Special, 4 triangles of cinnamon French toast, or dinner items like Code-Name “Reuben,” a pastrami and sauerkraut on rye. There are also free pop and coffee refills, a predominantly elderly clientele, French fries galore, and other diner staples. The food is as greasy enough to lubricate a B-17’s engine for several wars, but this is exactly what you should expect and desire out of a diner.

Although the restaurant is located in the city of Milwaukie, which many people are hesitant to travel to, it is really only a few minutes away from Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood in the SE. I am not reluctant to call this my favorite restaurant in the Portland area, so check it out.

By Grant Wilson

Pros

  • Real B-17
  • Themed
  • Friendly and attentive staff

Cons

  • Pretty far out – not in Portland exactly
  • Limited later day hours

For more information:

Milwaukie just south of Sellwood in the Southeast
13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd.