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Apr 27, 2008 03:22 PM

Romantic in PDX that won't break the budget

I need recs for romantic places in PDX that aren't going to kill the budget.


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  1. What do you mean by "romantic" on a budget?
    To me that means getting something at a cart, of which there are many great ones in Puddletown, and eating in a park.

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      1. Very nice, clearly stated question if you ask me. To name three, I'd suggest:

        Lovely Hula Hands
        Noble Rot
        Toro Bravo - need to be careful if you're watching your wallet

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        1. re: chefguy

          While I love Toro Bravo - it might not necessarily be romantic. It's usually packed to the gills and the seating is part communal and quite close in proximity...
          I like the other suggestions and I'll add Three-Doors-Down...

        2. I think Silk in the Pearl would be a good choice, which also provides for ample pre- and post-dinner strolling. I especially think it would be a good idea to stroll in the direction of Cool Moon Ice Cream on 11th and Johnson, and then relax at Jamison Square.

          1. Love the query. It's a challenge, especially these days. I'd add Siam Society if Thai is your thing.

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            1. re: AlbertaHound

              Our friends recently had their wedding reception at Siam Society. What an awesome place! The asparagus was flying off of the plates faster than they could replenish it and the dishes were innovative and flavorful. We will be back there for dinner in the near future, the service was exceptional and the bartender very creative!

              Siam Society
              2703 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211