Location: 9309 SW Washington Sq Rd, Portland, OR 97223 (inside Washington Square Mall – next to Sephora)
Phone: 503-620-1100 (no reservations on the weekend)
Saturday - 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday - 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Prepare to wait for a long time on weekends
- Arrive early
- Take a stroll in the mall while waiting
- Get the cheesecake even if you are full
- Substitute any ingredients you don’t like
Cheesecake Factory has always been a favourite when visiting the US of A. The restaurant itself is obviously known for its cakes. However, they have made it so that people could dining place rather than a dessert place. The funny thing about this place on weekends (not so sure about weekdays) is that they are always packed with people during dinner time. We dined here on a Sunday evening and the wait was well over an hour. Smart enough they had one of those buzzer things that you can take into the mall and it will start flashing and vibrating when your table is ready. Best invention ever!
The bread and butter is complimentary. The darker one is better IMO.
We ordered several appetizers to share. The first is a blend of crab, artichokes and cheese served with warm garlic bread. The garlic bread were toasted giving off this crunch. The crab dip was quite flavourful, not bad. Read the rest of this entry »