There aren't many places in town to get a good work out suit and I always get mine from Portland Swimwear. Their mall store is very small and they've packed it with suits. Prices are standard for workout suits ~$45-$80.
They also have all the other swim stuff you need, goggles, caps, fins, etc.
I like Sushi Land, because there's no waiting. If you are starving - go here the food is ready to eat. The sushi servings come around on a conveyor belt and are very good. Each serving is 2-3 pieces and costs anywhere from $1 - $3.
The sushi chefs are on the other side of the conveyor belt and you can watch them make the sushi. They'll also make you specific pieces to order if you like.
This is the perfect place to eat breakfast after a night out. They serve a great Bloody Mary and all the breakfast orders come with a side of pancakes.
This is a nice local bakery, good pastries and great sandwiches. Not your standard "ham and cheese", their sandwiches are made with artisan breads and grilled to perfection.
This place can get crowded on weekend mornings, so you may want to get your sandwich to go. They do have a little bit of outdoor seating, but not much.
When I bought my bike at Coventry I felt like I got really good advice and talked for quite a while with someone about my options. And, I do love my bike. And it comes with a couple of free tune-ups after you buy it and those were great.
But, I don't usually get it serviced there anymore, because you typically have to schedule your service days or maybe a week in advance. And I ride my bike daily, so I just want to ride it in on my way to work and pick it up on my way back home.
Overall, though, I like the people there and if I need to buy a new bike again I'll go back there - much lower pressure sales than at some of the bigger bike shops (even the bigger local bike shops).
Live Wire! is a local radio variety show, similar to Prairie Home Companion, but Portland style. They record 2 shows live every month at the Aladdin and then they air on OPB. Seeing them tape is always a lot of fun - they have a very funny and energetic cast.
I rarely use all caps, but when it comes to the burritos at El Burrito Loco I have to use all caps - they are GREAT. This location is perfect for grabbing a cheap burrito on your way to the airport.
This is not an upscale place at all, it reminds me of an old A+W with less glamour... It's never crowded and the staff is smart and friendly. They have a video game in there that someone is always playing and lots of seating.
I'll admit that I've spent years at a time addicted to La Sirenita burritos. They are delicious. And the people are very friendly (one time I forgot my wallet and they still made me a burrito and said to bring the money in next time!).
You wait in line at the counter to order, get a number and then wait for your food. They are cooking pretty fast back there, but if you are behind a long line it can take a while so try to avoid peak meal times - this place is popular!
The food at La Calaca Comelona is a step above the other Mexican restaurants in town. It's not just the standards with a side of rice and beans (which I like as well). They also have a very unique atmosphere. Everyone should try it once.
Pizza A Go Go is a nice little neighborhood pizza place. The pizza is thin crust - so not what everyone is used to - and they don't really pile on the ingredients, but it's not bad and it's cheap!