When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, head to Portage, Indiana, for a slower pace of dining and entertainment. The restaurants here are all very quaint and casual. Along the main streets in Portage, you'll find everything from microbreweries serving up delicious bar food to Japanese steakhouses dishing out beautifully plated sushi rolls. Nothing in Portage is too fancy. It has a long history as a mostly industrial town with affordable diner style restaurants. Expect to find lots of greasy spoon restaurants and hidden cafes all throughout the town. And if you're craving something sweet, keep your eyes peeled for homemade pie.