Portland Biz Trip - Something Near Hilton (on SW 6th Street)?
Mostly plastic junk near the Hilton. Your best bet is to head over near Powell's Books (Burnside @ NW10th) where within 4 blocks you'll find Ten 01*, Clyde Common** and a few bars and lunch places (K&Z's Deli**). You can walk from the Hilton or take the free streetcar on SW 10th. If you want something really special, stay on the streetcar until you reach NW 21st for Paley's or Wildwood.
Also across from the bookstore is a great fresh Gelato place on NW 11th.
Deschutes Brewpub just opened on NW 11th - north 2 blks of the bookstore (great beer but poor food).
* on Couch St across from bookstore
** on SW Alder in the Ace Hotel