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Have a foodie friend relocating to Portland, would like to get her a gift certificate to a place in Portland which will give her a great wine selsction, fresh & tasty treats, but most importantly a cool portland feel for a newcomer.. thanks so much!
I don't know which area but I do now its in the city... she is coming from Boulder and lunch spots would be great too - she has one friend there so maybe places she would not feel uncomfortable on her own. No cuisine preferance - she loves fresh food, seafood, meats, cheese, she is an all around foodie.
This may be total anathema to the purpose of this board, but how about a g.c. for Made in Oregon, the retailer of "All that is Oregon"?
And, If you want to split the g.c. to include a trip to a very local restaurant, I'd do something like Higgins. VERY locally oriented.
I agree with Sauce Supreme. Just get the gift certificate for Toro Bravo. She will be impressed and appreciative -- guaranteed.
Just going on a limb here, but one option would be to possibly set up a tour of a winery in/around the PDX area. I know some do tastings, and pairings. Just an idea that would tie in many aspects of the Northwest's bounty, with a hands on interactive experience. All of which would be dependent upon ones budget.