Le Happy

You can’t help but love Le Happy, the NW Portland creperie whose darling sunburst-colored façade brightens the deafeningly noisy, sooty stretch of NW 16th that squats beneath the 405 between NW Lovejoy and NW Marshall. The dark, eclectically romantic interior and stacks of board games invite you to stay a while, pull up a chair, sip some wine, eat a flaming crepe, perhaps make out a little under the disco ball.  And you can do all this well into the wee hours of the morning, since Le Happy is graciously open until 1am on weeknights and 2:30 am on Friday and Saturday.

Le Happy has it all–romance, a disco ball, wine and cocktails, delicious crepes, flaming desserts…the only thing you could want for is super hot smoochielicious French actor Olivier Martinez as your date.

When you aren’t playing Monopoly or making out, you will probably want to eat. Sweet and savory crepes fill the menu along with a handful of interesting salads and Le Beef Steak–a culotte top sirloin with a house salad and gorgonzola crepe. Lighter eaters might opt for the Ma Provence crepe–roasted chicken, thyme, garlic, tomato, green onion, gruyere and goat cheese, or the Pommes Fromage–fresh green apples, gorgonzola, and walnuts.

Come dessert, all eyes will be on your blazing Suzette–Grand Marnier and orange marmalade, flambe, or just order the classic Strawberry Chocolat–fresh strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream. Do it yourselfers can customize a buckwheat or dessert crepe from a long list of accoutrements–smoked salmon, goat cheese, spinach, hazelnuts, Nutella, and everything in between.

The Le Happy Happy Hour (5-7 pm) features one of the city’s most famous happy hour unions: the Le Trash Blanc–a buckwheat crepe clasping melted cheddar studded with super salty smoky spectacular bacon is paired with a Pabst Blue Ribbon for only $5.50.

Le Happy has it all–romance, a disco ball, wine and cocktails, delicious crepes, flaming desserts…the only thing you could want for is super hot smoochielicious French actor Olivier Martinez as your date.

Details

Cuisine: Crepes

Atmosphere: Dark and cozy, with a few very distinct decorative quirks like collections of old eyeglass frames and silk flowers, a disco ball, and a bajillion little photo booth pictures in the bathrooms, Le Happy was made for lingering, cuddling and good conversation.

Outdoor seating: A couple of small bistro tables on warm days, but the roar of the 405 during rush hour can mar conversation

Best Seat: A table for two

Noise Level: Energetic

Dress Code: Casual

Bathrooms: All the way to the back, down the hallway on the left.

Parking: Generally easy to come by on surrounding streets, watch carefully as some blocks are metered, others aren’t.

Cocktails: Yes, a full bar and a list of fun house cocktails

Beer: Mirror Pond and Pilsner Urquell on tap. a half dozen bottled beers, Sydre Doux Cider

Wine: A dozen or so white and red wines from France, Italy, Spain, Oregon and California, by the glass ($6-$9) and bottle ($22-$45)

Teetotalers: Orange and apple juice, lemonade, sodas, Perrier, hot cocoa, hot cider, Oregon Chai

Coffee: Illy

Tea: Tazo or Mariage Fréres

Ideal Meal: Le Trash Blanc and a PBR

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Romantic Date, Out With Friends, Nightcap

Reservations: No

Take-Out: Yes