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Three Days in Portland


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#1 Veghead

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:53 AM

Hello,

I'll be spending three days in Portland next month and would love some recommendations for dinner, great sandwiches, breakfast and happy hour spots.

Many thanks!

#2 TimmDavis

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 12:31 PM

Hello,

I'll be spending three days in Portland next month and would love some recommendations for dinner, great sandwiches, breakfast and happy hour spots.

Many thanks!

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Dinner: Carlyle, Beast, Le Pigeon, Noble Rot, Clyde Common, Pok Pok

Breakfast: ByWays Cafe

#3 Chris Amirault

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:28 PM

Happy hour: Clyde and Teardrop Lounge.
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#4 Twohearted

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:02 AM

All the places already mentioned are excellent.

Sandwiches: Kenny & Zuke's

#5 syrah girl

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:01 AM

For breakfast, check out the Bijou Cafe, love the oyster hash here! For nice dinners: Fenouil, Park Kitchen, Bluehour (wonderful gnocchi) Paley's Place, Wildwood, The Heathman, Portland City Grill (gorgeous views of the city) and Andina for Peruvian food. Ten 01 is also very good, in the Pearl District.

Enjoy your time in Portland and let us know where you end up! :)

#6 John DePaula

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:36 AM

Toro Bravo is a must.
Sel Gris for fine dining.
Teardrop, and Clyde Common, for Happy Hour.
Bunk Sandwiches for sandwiches at lunch.
Bar Mingo is great for food and drinks.
Laurelhurst Market for dinner.
Broder for breakfast.
Apizza Scholls for pizza.
Beaker & Flask for great food and drinks.

Edited by John DePaula, 29 June 2009 - 10:46 AM.

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#7 syrah girl

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

We were in Portland yesterday picking our daughter up at PDX and enjoyed pizza at Escape From New York in the Nob Hill area. Really good pizza by the slice here! :)

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:37 PM

Back in Portland and enjoyed meals at Pazzo (lamb papradelle was amaizng!) brunch at the London Grill @ the Benson where we stayed and last night was Le Pigeon which wowed us, great Beef Bourginoun and Pork Belly appetizers. Bread pudding with goat cheese gelato for dessert.

We also had a lovely lunch at Fenouil the Crab Croissant sandwich was excellent, served with roasted potatoes, we dined parkside on the outdoor patio at Fenouil, this was our second time there. :)

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#9 Veghead

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:01 PM

So I'm going back again for 3 days in May and wondering if there are any new places that are not to be missed. I'll definitely try out some of the places I missed last time around.

Thanks.

#10 tsquare

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:05 PM

As always, the hungry L and H were just there. Here are their links:

Pine State: http://www.thecookbo...om/blog/?p=3651
Sprints: http://www.thecookbo...om/blog/?p=3659
Barista and Laurelhurst Market: http://www.thecookbo...om/blog/?p=3674
Tanuki: http://www.thecookbo...om/blog/?p=3672

have fun...

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

I'll be there next weekend and will be checking out the spots mentioned here. Any good brunch places for Father's day? Something nice and fancy will work :smile:
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#12 Chris Amirault

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:59 PM

Heading out for another week of consulting soon. Any updates?
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#13 Genkinaonna

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

Come to my house! I feel like I know you from all the posts :laugh: It wouldn't be anything mindblowing, but I'm a great baker!

If you like Korean noodles, Duh Kuh Bee in Beaverton is super good, little tiny hole in the wall place, open until 1:30 in the morning, which is a rarity for PDX...

Paley's Place, Wildwood, Mingo (the one in Beaverton is better than the one on 21st) the food carts on Hawthorne, Nedd Ludd is supposed be great, although I haven't personally been there, Cocotte is supposed to be great for breakfast and brunch, the guy who owns Le Pigeon just opened a place called Little Bird that's getting pretty good buzz...

If you're here over a weekend, try to hit the Portland Farmers Market, the strawberries should be here soon. Hood strawberries are pretty much the best in the world!
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#14 Chris Amirault

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:44 AM

I'm definitely going to hit the farmer's market on Wed afternoon, I think. Otherwise, I'm really stuck in central Portland with only cabs or public transportation, I'm afraid, so trips out of the city are dicey....
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#15 Genkinaonna

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:53 AM

The max is great, you can get pretty much anywhere downtown or somewhat out to the burbs...for example if you take the blue line max towards hillsboro Mingo is right on the max line, I think it's the Beaverton central stop...
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:58 AM

I fell in love with Le Pigeon in June. Still think about that meal.

#17 Chris Amirault

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:20 AM

I've heard nothing but raves about that place..
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:46 AM

Go there. Pretty sure you can eat at the bar if you're solo.

#19 Chris Amirault

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:30 AM

I think tonight I'm hitting Le Pigeon if I'm ready for a good walk across the river, or Little Bird if not.
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#20 Renn

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:57 AM

Is it too late for a dinner at Castagna? If not...go!

#21 Chris Amirault

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:21 AM

Not too late, but it's closed nearly all of the days I'm free.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:04 PM

Pok Pok! Pok Pok! Thai food cooked on 7 different outside BBQ grills. Got a 6 page write up in Gourmet magazine a couple years ago. Street food feel with amazing depth of flavor.

#23 Pallee

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

The Wednesday farmer's market doesn't begin until May 4th.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:28 AM

I'm starting to get really excited about my upcoming 4-day trip to Portland... are there any recent updates on restaurants that I should be aware of? Honestly, I'm more worried about having too many options, rather than too few, but it's always good to know the latest!

Edit: Does it help if I note that this trip is still about 3 weeks away?

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#25 bmdaniel

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'm contemplating a trip in early November, so I will be stealing liberally from Matt's ideas as well.

#26 Genkinaonna

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:23 PM

Farmers market, Paley's Place, food carts (went to the Pod on Belmont just today and it was great), what type of food specifically are you looking for? Fine dining, casual, will you have access to a car?
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#27 mkayahara

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:11 AM

Farmers market, Paley's Place, food carts (went to the Pod on Belmont just today and it was great), what type of food specifically are you looking for? Fine dining, casual, will you have access to a car?

Food carts are definitely on the radar, after reading your blog! I'm open to both fine dining and casual, and we will have access to a car. Thanks!
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#28 TheFoodTutor

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

My husband and I will be moving to Eugene in the next month or so, and we'll be able to visit Portland fairly regularly. I've been skimming a few of these threads for ideas. So far, in Portland (we were only there for an hour or so after leaving the airport, plus one more day before we left) we've visited Pho Thien, Pazzo (we stayed at the Village Plaza), The Original (for breakfast), the Red Robe Tea House and Shigezo Izakaya.

I'm very interested in trying many of the ethnic restaurants in the area, specifically Ethiopian (there aren't any in Eugene) and Chinese Hot Pot places or any place that is great for Dim Sum, Szechuan Chinese, Korean BBQ or any other unusual foods that we won't be able to get in Eugene. I enjoy fine dining occasionally, but I really prefer eating at less fancy places where I can try the cuisine of other countries.

My plan is for us to visit Portland every once in a while for long weekends so that I can check out local farmers markets - though there is a good one in Eugene - and Asian groceries that have the ingredients that I'm used to getting in Atlanta on a regular basis. Shopping recommendations with nearby restaurants will be very much appreciated!

#29 hongda

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:17 PM

For Wonton there's Kenny's Noodle House
Korean hand made noodles Frank's Noodle House
If you don't mind an "asian" level of cleanliness there's Fubonn on 82nd street for asian supermarket.
Otherwise Super H in Tigard or Uwajimaya in Beaverton are the larger asian supermarkets. Fubonn is more vietnamese, Super H korean and Uwajimaya japanese.

#30 eternal

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

We just had a nice meal at Karam in Portland. It isn't anything fancy and def run like a family restaurants (a little awkward) but it was great Lebanese food in a relaxed and casual environment and quite inexpensive.