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GGS Aug 10, 2006 01:25 PM

Likely dining alone Friday night on quick trip in and out of your fine city. Places I can dine at the bar. Decent wine list would be a plus.

Thanks in advance.

  1. extramsg Aug 13, 2006 04:20 PM

    I think St Honore's pastries look better than they taste. I like St Honore, just not as well as Pearl or Ken's which are both relatively nearby. And with the lines St Honore can get, that makes it even a tougher sell for me. However, I often stop by just for their croquettes: choux dough crack.

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      Leonardo Aug 12, 2006 04:55 PM

      Love St Honore's pain au chocolate.

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        pdxgirl Aug 11, 2006 04:55 PM

        Yes, extramsg is right, Boulangerie St Honore is on 24th & Thurman. And I like Kens Artisan Bakery too. St Honore does some things (pastries) very well but tough rubbery bread is not artisan either and that is what we have gotten a few times.

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          maggie Aug 11, 2006 06:24 AM

          When you wake up, you must head towards T & 23rd. (streets are alphabetical and I can't be bothered to know their names). St. Honore bakery could quite possibly make the best French pastries outside of, well, France. Vitaley Paley is a wicked good chef, heads above Basta.

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            extramsg Aug 11, 2006 07:14 AM

            T is Thurman. St. Honore is more like 24th. Personally, I like Ken's Artisan Bakery, the other direction on 21st, better.

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              maggie Aug 11, 2006 04:45 PM

              nu huh, Ken's has burnt their bread half the time I've eaten there. Burnt does NOT equal artisan.

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            mustardgirl Aug 10, 2006 11:33 PM

            Try the Brazen Bean On 21 St and NWGlisan about a 1/2 mile from your hotel . The BEST Happy Hour in PDX. IMO

            1. extramsg Aug 10, 2006 10:34 PM

              Yeah, the hard part is picking a place. You've got more options where you are than just about anywhere else in town. And every top restaurant has a bar, often with an additional bar menu. You'll even have some happy hour options if you're so inclined.

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                Leonardo Aug 10, 2006 05:13 PM

                Paley's or Basta's would be nearby and a great choice.
                Or take the streetcar (or just walk) to the pearl district for Fenouil, BlueHour, Carlyle.

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                  pdxgirl Aug 10, 2006 05:11 PM

                  I think you might like Wildwood on NW 21st.

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