Nice Dinner Recommendation: Portland OR - veg/fish friendly
Girlfriend and I are going to town on business friday, looking for a recommendation for a good moderately to expensive priced restaurant that serves locally harvested/sustainable/organic cuisine with veg and fish options (we don't eat meat or fowl). Also would appreciate a nice wine list with local offerings
We're coming from Seattle where we love: Tilth, Dhalia, Carmalita's, Stumbling Goat, La Spiga, Lark, monsoon.
It's totally last minute, so a place where we are likely to be able to get a table would be great.
Thanks in advance!
Jake Martin, at Carlyle, was formerly at both Tilth and Union. Although he's not the chef (sous perhaps?) he's had a strong influence on the menu. They do wonderful things with fish, and they also serve one of my favorite non-meat dishes; a butternut squash agnolotti that is heaven on a plate!
The Farm Cafe on E. Burnside serves only seafood & veg cuisine - full bar, decent wine list (very reasonably priced), but there can be a wait. If you want to experience some awesome vegan cuisine, Nutshell on N. Williams is excellent, though service can be a bit slow. Fife on NE Fremont Street always has at least one vegetarian entree and perhaps two fish entrees, and several salads & apps. Excellent blue crab cakes. Their chef is very into sustainable/organic. It has never too crowded when we've gone, and the food has been wonderful. If you are in the mood for Italian, we recently discovered Iorio on SE Hawthorne, which is a tiny place - nice ambience, good wine list, very tasty food with seafood/veg options. Most of these have websites if you want to check them out.