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Nov 14, 2006 02:10 AM

Downtown Portland this weekend Looking for some good local chow

I am going to Portland this weekend for my kids ' irish dance regional championships. We will be dwntn at the embassy suites. Any ideas on local eateries would be great. I tend towards places that have stood the test of time. Not really looking for any modern day food artist chef. Please help. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert

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  1. You don't give us too much information (price range, location, with or without transportationm etc.) so I'll direct your over to

    1. Since you'll be at the Embassy Suites, I recommend Mother's Bistro. It's very close, and quite good. Basically, it's comfort food, so, there will be no surprises.

      Also close by is Lorn & Dotties, a popular breakfast joint that I am partial to.

      1. Are you going to be eating with or without the kids?

        1. Sorry Sean, sometimes its hard to get a straight response on this site...But two places that have stood the test of time and near your hotel are Alexis (Greek) and Dan and Louie's Oyster Bar. For breakfast, the Bijou is great, but there can be a line. All great for kids!

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          1. re: MichaelG

            Or it could just be that we'd like to give them something they'd be more likely to visit and enjoy, rather than rehash our favorites over and over again, which are available via a simple search anyway on dozens of threads.

          2. Forgot to mention, for dessert, head on over to Voodoo Doughnuts for a unique experience.

            If you like Thai, E-San is excellent.

            If you'd be interested in an Irish bar, Kell's is nearby.

            If you live in the boondocks, and you like steak, Ruth's Chris is an option.

            All of these are within four blocks of your hotel!