Portland OR Downtown Restaurants
I'm in Portland for a brief business trip and I'm staying at the Hilton Executive Tower downtown. I'll be famished on Friday and ready for a good meal with some colleagues. We are on a budget, but love good food. Any suggestions for places within walking distance from the hotel? We have adventurous palates. Will eat various ethnic foods, seafood, or reasonably priced gourmet fare. Thanks!
Clyde Common at SW 10th and Stark. I had a fabulous first meal there the other day. Most of their seating is family style. Be warned. But they also have some smaller tables up stairs, plus a full bar.
Murata near Keller Auditorium is some of the best sushi in town and if you get their fixed price meals it makes them reasonable. I get double sushi on the fixed price.
Right next to Murata is Carafe for French bistro dishes. Not world-shattering, but still very good.
Pazzo, Heathman, Higgins, Mother's, Mama Mia's, and Southpark are all acceptable standbys and possible to keep relatively moderately priced. A little more expensive is Veritible Quandry.
A fairly cheap option is Karam at 2nd and Stark, I think, for Lebanese.