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Need suggestions for Sunday dinner, Monday lunch in Portland.

papagabriel Jan 4, 2007 07:27 PM

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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    salemjan RE: papagabriel Jan 4, 2007 08:25 PM

    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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      Brrrb RE: salemjan Jan 5, 2007 03:48 PM

      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?

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        papagabriel RE: Brrrb Jan 5, 2007 06:37 PM

        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.

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          salemjan RE: papagabriel Jan 5, 2007 10:04 PM

          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.


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      pdxnaomi RE: papagabriel Jan 4, 2007 09:01 PM

      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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        papagabriel RE: pdxnaomi Jan 4, 2007 10:36 PM

        Does Ten01 have a menu available to view?

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          salemjan RE: pdxnaomi Jan 5, 2007 03:12 AM

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


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          Leonardo RE: papagabriel Jan 4, 2007 10:59 PM

          I've been there twice, would recommend.

          1. extramsg RE: papagabriel Jan 5, 2007 04:36 AM

            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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              papagabriel RE: extramsg Jan 6, 2007 02:16 AM

              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. JillO RE: papagabriel Jan 5, 2007 04:33 PM

              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.

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                pdxgirl RE: papagabriel Jan 6, 2007 02:27 AM

                Le Pigeon just got a very nice write up in the Feb Bon Appetit...also Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Siam Society.

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