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Aug 23, 2007 01:48 PM

Portland wth Baby - Need Rec Esp for Cafes

Visiting Portland with a 1yo and hubby next week from SF Bay Area. I have a few things planned, but need some recommendation for places to get good cappucino and morning pastry. Also want to double check that I have made the right choices in terms of restaurants. We're staying downtown. Thanks for your help!

Day 1
Lunch: Ken's Artisan Bakery
Dinner: Paley's
Activity: Zoo

Day 2
Lunch: Pok Pok (do i need reservation?)
Dinner: Wildwood
Activity: Columbia Gorge or Browsing the neighbor shop in NW

Day 3 Saturday
Farmer's market
Afternoon/eve in the wine country with a local wine maker

Day 4
No plans yet. Leaving for home in the afternoon

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  1. Hi,
    I also have a 1 yo- I think you picked good restaurants but I wouldn't bring a 1y.o to Paley's, and prob. not to Wildwood. I don't even know if they would have a high chair. They both have some outdoor seating which could be an better option w/ the baby. We do bring ours to lots of restaurants, but I just don't think those are the best options. I know some people bring their babies everywhere, and that's fine but I just didn't know if you knew what those places were like. I will think about other options (if you want to change your mind)- let me know. I'd also be happy to talk to you or email about other PDX w/ a 1yo questions.

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    1. re: averilpdx

      I will swing by during the day to see if the places are too intimate/quiet. I did call both places regarding bringing my 1yo to dinner. They both say that it's been done and have high chairs. I made a 5:30pm dinner reservation -to avoid crowds and before my 1yo gets tired. Outdoor seating would be the best as he tends to be pretty happy when we sit outdoor. I'll be sure to ask for that.

    2. For coffee if you're staying downtown, I would go to the Stumptown on SW 3rd or at the Ace Hotel on 10th and Stark. I don't know if they have the same pastries at all locations, but the chocolate panino that I've had at the SE Belmont place was pretty good--and, hey, if the cappucino is good enough, I don't really care about the pastry.

      Are you looking for places in the wine country or do you have that set up already?

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      1. re: Nettie

        Thanks! I'm all set on the wine country.