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Charlies Bistro: Main Street Vancouver Find

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After a fun First Friday Art Walk in Vancouver, Washington, we were looking for a lively place with good food. And, we found just that in downtown on Main Street.

Charlies Bistro, owned by Peter and Lisa Dougherty, the same folks who have La Bottega in Uptown, is very different. While La Bottega is more of a deli cafe, Charlie's has a nice bar and a hip atmosphere. They offer happy hours and live music on Fridays.

Their offerings are decidedly American with a creative twist using local ingredients. Charlies has a signature burger with grass fed beef on a brioche bun. There are also pasta offerings and the evening I was there the Ravioli of the Day was magnificent.

Charlies is an ideal after-work stop but we noted that the restaurant is busy during lunch and dinner as well.

Charlies Bistro
1220 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660


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