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Aug 1, 2007 12:10 PM

PDX - Seafood Dinner

Tonight is my last night in town on business. My coworker and I are "foodies" and enjoy trying new things. So far we have been to Veritable Quandry, Pok Pok, and Wilf's and had excellent dinners. Tonight we must find a place that we will enjoy along with two other coworkers who are not foodies and definitely not adventurous when it comes to food. Price or location are not a huge determining factor as we are on an expense account and have vehicles. Any suggestions for a good place to get some Pacific NW flavors as far as seafood goes? Would prefer non-chain type places. Thanks in Advance!

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  1. If location and money are no problem, I'd say Carlyle. The oysters are great, as are the mussels and the crab risotto. I've had great salmon, halibut and scallops there too. Not a seafood only place (menu: , but they treat stuff from the sea right. The fact that they have great service, wonderful desserts (the lemon cannoli tower they have right now is delicious!), fabulous drinks and a decent wine list doesn't hurt either. I love the place.

    1. Hope you had a good meal. For future reference, I'd suggest Southpark. It's not great, but it's safer than Carlyle or Alberta St for the unadventurous, which I prefer. Otherwise, just pick a good restaurant like Wildwood.

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      1. re: extramsg

        How funny extramsg - that is exactly where we went! :) I looked at some other reviews and heard about Southpark and checked out the website. I was very happy with the food. We ordered the manila clams and all enjoyed them. I ordered the goat cheese salad, which was ok - not great. However we all had different versions of the escolar on the menu. I have never had escolar but my coworker had it when he was in Australia last December and he raved about it. Although he said it wasn't as good as it was in Australia (to be expected) the dishes were pretty good. All in all, it was a successful meal for a combination of CH's and non-CH's. Next time, my friend and I will go for Carlyle and Alberta. Thanks much!

        1. re: extramsg

          We really like eating at the bar at Southpark much more than the restaurant itself.