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.
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.
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.
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.