This place is so new that I had to "add a business" in order to write a review, but I'm really glad my boyfriend and I stumbled upon this newcomer on Cumberland Ave.
Firstly, the space itself is quite charming: it's cozy, with around 10 tables, nice light, cute ceramic sugar holders, and what I can only assume is cheerful German music playing. The service is friendly and attentive.
I'd never had German food before, and I was expecting... I don't know. Something heavy and fried? But the food at Schulte & Herr managed to satiate me without making me feel like I needed a nap immediately after eating. I had the potato pancakes, which I highly recommend, although they were a bit underseasoned for my taste. They came with super fresh lox, capers, pickles, crisp radishes, and some sort of tasty sauce. The result was a nice mix of flavors and textures. My mouth is watering just thinking of it now.
My companion had the waffles, which came with blackberries. I'm not the biggest fan of sweet breakfast food, but I still really enjoyed the bite I stole from him. We both had coffee, and the total came to a reasonably-priced $20.
I would happily return to Schulte & Herr for it's unpretentious food done right. The only downside (which may be an upside, depending on how much pleasure you derive from people-watching) is that the location is a bit chaotic.
The Language Exchange is a resource that is seemingly unique to Portland- A place that offers a wide variety of language courses at different levels, but, more importantly, is committed to cultural events that relate to its various courses. Every Friday, Valerie hosts a free breakfast, where people of all levels can practice their French. There are also movie nights (She works hard to show interesting French films- No "Amelie" here.) and culinary excursions.
No, I do not work for the Language Exchange. I am just an extremely satisfied French student.
My dad and I had to kill a few hours in the area, and decided to try out East Providence Lanes. It was a great experience- friendly staff, cheap beer, and a competitive league that provided good entertainment when get got tired of bowling ourselves.
Full bar, and what seemed like a full kitchen, with typical diner food. I suggest the onion rings.
Great for kids, families, and anyone who wants a fun few hours out.