SF hound visiting Portland--where must I eat?
Three days, two nights. I'd love to know where to have the best sustainable/organic fine dining meals as well as cheese shops, farmers markets, candy stores, etc. that no foodie should miss when visiting Portland. Thanks in advance for your help.
May I respectfully suggest you scroll back over the past two weeks and you'll find several threads answering similar questions?
Go to the Portland Farmers' Mkt http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/ Saturday 8:30 am-2. once there get a baked good at Ken's Artisan Bakery, lotsa cheese, cobbler at Tastebud, chocolate at Alma.
Best hot chocolate or mocha ever at http://www.sahagunchocolates.com/ open Wed-Sat 10-6.
Local foodie vibe: Podnah's BBQ, Le Pigeon, Wildwood, Higgins, Paley's, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Pok Pok.
Pix for candy
Sahagun for chocolate
Meals: Scroll the boards, baby!
Cheese shops: Try the one in Sellwood (look it up) or the one at NE 23rd at around Thurman. Also fantastic for cheese is Elephants Deli.
Thanks very much for the advice. I will definitely scroll the boards (I guess I was hoping to draw a little fresh blood!).
I am visiting from LA next week and after researching, I've decided to hit Le Pigeon (local food and communal tables), Andina (Peruvian), and Pok Pok (Thai). I've also read that Clyde Common is great. If you haven't found it yet, you might want to check out portlandfoodanddrink.com.
Pearl Bakery has the best fresh bread in town, Pix Patisserie for candy/sweets and Alberta St Bar and Grill for great, local seafood.
I was there for a week and we had a fabulous Italian meal at Serrato..in NW Portland...Nob Hill area. It's only a block from City Market...where I got some great spices.
I've also had a wonderful bkfst at Simpatica Dining Hall. Next time I am there..I want to eat at Paleys Place.
I suggest you pull up the menus in a few of the spots you are considering....you may change your mind as we did concerning Le Pigeon. This city has fabulous restaurants....my fav is Acadia on NE Freemont. Enjoy yourselves.
Cafe Mingo on 21st. Small, intimate, great wine list and amazing italian food. Get one of their pizzas for an appetizer to share! i want to go now...