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Jan 4, 2007 07:27 PM

Need suggestions for Sunday dinner, Monday lunch in Portland.

Long-time Seattle restaurant industry couple looking for a great dinner on Sunday night. We are expecting in March so this may be the last nice dinner for awhile. Morgan left clarklewis and Park Kitchen is closed Sundays which were 2 options. Thanks for the feedback.

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  1. Wildwood used to have a wonderful dinner opportunity on Sunday. You order an ample entree and it is expected to be shared. Wildwood is my favorite restaurant in Portland and is consistently great. That would be my suggestion!

    I'd love to hear what you choose and what you think!


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    1. re: salemjan

      That far along, I'd want exquisite over ample, because I just didn't have the room (twins), but some women have a tremendous appetite when they're pregnant. Would the OP mind posting which they're looking for?

      1. re: Brrrb

        She does not eat much to begin with so exquisite over ample. We are staying at the 5th avenue suites and would love to take the streetcar to the pearl but if there is a destination restaurant that we HAVE to go to....not a problem.

        1. re: papagabriel

          The street car would go very close to Wildwood, and I'm still voting for it! I had a party for my husband's 60th birthday in one of their private rooms and could not have asked for better food or service. I think it is #1 in Portland! Please let us know what you decide.


    2. Ten01 is a new entry, and near Powell's -- the world's best bookstore. (in the Pearl District, more or less downtown.) For lunch, recommend Nostrana. Better service at lunch. Inner Southeast.
      Wildwood is indeed good, though we haven't been since Corey turned over the kitchen to the new dude, whose name I am totally forgetting.

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      1. re: pdxnaomi

        Does Ten01 have a menu available to view?

        1. re: pdxnaomi

          The new dude's name is Dustin, I think!


          I've been there twice, would recommend.

          1. Given that you liked both clarklewis and Park Kitchen, I would highly recommend giving Le Pigeon or Alberta Street Oyster Bar a try. In the same vein, same level of casualness, similar prices, and at least as good.

            For Monday lunch, I would suggest Pok Pok. Thai food like you're very unlikely to find outside of Thailand. If you want something fancier and more local, I would go with Wildwood or Carlyle.

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            1. re: extramsg

              I have not been to either restaurants, but did work with Morgan at Oliveto and le pigeon looks to be in the same vein.

            2. I went to ten-01 once for dinner and I didn't care for it, though the space and service will make me go back to try the happy hour/bar menu.

              I don't think you can go wrong with Carlyle, Le Pigeon and/or Pok Pok.