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travelbuff Mar 22, 2007 06:51 PM

Can anyone suggest a place near the downtown hotels for dinner for 7-10 people Sunday that's not too expensive? We would be going at about 8 or 8:30pm. Many thanks.

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    laurahutch RE: travelbuff Mar 23, 2007 02:09 PM

    I really like Dragonfish which is at 722 Pine in the Paramount Hotel. (Apparently there's one in Portland, too.) It's Asian fusion which I generally think is dull-dull-dull but this is REALLY tasty. They have some nice round tables that would be good for a group your size and the menu is set up for ordering lost of different things and trying some of everything.

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      mrnelso RE: travelbuff Mar 23, 2007 04:27 PM

      Tamarind Tree has the capacity, the food, the ambiance, and the prices to help you.
      The bar is good, too, if a little stingy. The Tamarintini is nothing, but Kumquat Crush rules, unless the orange ones are out of season.
      If you can get a local guide, do so, as the menu is very uneven.
      They have a great presentation of Bo Bai Mon, on those few occasions where the "everybody-is-tripping-over-everybody and-nobody-knows-what's-going-on" staff can hold their coordination together well enough to get the food to you while it is still hot... Other TT hits - coconut gelatin (get it early, with the apps), Tamarind Tree fresh rolls, Pickled Bon Bon Salad, Mango Salad, ice cream (Tham makes it there - get them all). Their bowl of green greens is delightfully green, but otherwise inscrutible. It needs a spash of vinegar. I recommend you explore the menu by trial, as the descriptions can sometimes mislead.
      Get coconut juice drink, too.

      Green Leaf is even better, IMHO, but a visit to be sure they can seat all of you is a good idea, as their seating is limited.

      1. terrier RE: travelbuff Mar 23, 2007 04:40 PM

        Call the Palace Kitchen and see if you can still get a table. They only take reservations for groups of 6 or more, so you should be OK for Sunday if you call today.

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