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pdx dinner with 85 year old and 1 year old

thevioletpear Jun 8, 2007 08:06 PM

I'm hoping someone can suggest a good foodie restaurant in Portland for a group of 6 that includes my 85 year old picky grandmother who likes sweetbreads and my 1 year old son who is used to eating in nice restaurants. We'll be going on a Sunday evening. Looking for local/organic, maybe newish, something similar to Sitka and Spruce or Tavolata in Seattle. Thanks!

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    brushabrusha RE: thevioletpear Jun 9, 2007 10:19 AM

    I like:
    Lovely Hula Hands www.lovelyhulahands.com
    has local, seasonal menu (who doesn't in PDX these days) but has a good atmosphere for all family involved

    also maybe The Country Cat thecountrycat.net
    same as above

    Both are excellent- never been to Sitka and Spruce or Tavolata

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      Nettie RE: thevioletpear Jun 9, 2007 06:58 PM

      I was thinking that Fife would be perfect for you, but it's closed on Sundays--they serve traditional American dishes. The whole age range would probably be happy at Mother's Bistro, although I don't think they're real big on local/organic. It is a nice restaurant which is by definition family friendly.

      1. JillO RE: thevioletpear Jun 10, 2007 04:39 PM

        I'd suggest Tabla, Carlyle, Country Cat, or Toro Bravo.

        1. rookcook1 RE: thevioletpear Jun 12, 2007 10:23 AM

          I would check out OBA, with a Nuevo Latino cuisine. Good place to go for a group dinner and it is good for all ages.

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            mczlaw RE: thevioletpear Jun 19, 2007 09:55 PM

            since the one year-old eats in a lot of nice restaurants, i'd let him pick.

            two top drawer joints w.s'breads: paley's place and alberta st oyster bar. both are open sundays and generally meet your criteria though i haven't headed north in a while so have not tried the seattle restaurants you mention.


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