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Oct 24, 2008 01:30 PM

Quiet, romantic after dinner drink (PDX)?

Celebrating 22nd anniv. tomorrow and would like to take my husband to a nice space for an after dinner cognac or single malt. We've been to Wilf's (so-so) and Jimmy Mak's (loved it) but we're unfamiliar with other Portland offerings - - is there an upscale hotel with jazz piano, no cover? We're not looking for the trendy, see & be seen scene - - in fact, the emphasis is on quiet over romantic. Thanks for suggestions!

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  1. My three recommendations, in no particular order: Ten-01, Carlyle, Sel Gris.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      Good list. Carlyle IMO is the most romantic/cozy of the three, and Neil (if he's working tomorrow) is one of the best bartenders in town.

      23 Hoyt had live music at some point. Not sure if they still do. Not exactly quiet however.

      The Heathman also has music (not sure when) in the lobby area by the staircase. It's been some time since I've been there, but I seem to recall they do it in and around the holidays.

      1. re: Kim D

        Lobby Lounge in the Benson. Or whatever more pretentious name they have for it now. They have live jazz no cover.

        1. re: Leonardo

          The Heathman Bar is even better - more cozy, also with jazz. The Benson is more open, part of the hotel lobby, while the Heathman is removed from the hotel hustle bustle.

    2. Sapphire Hotel on Hawthorne is nice.

      1. Well, I'm curious as to where the OP eventually went, as it's been a few days now.

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        1. re: SauceSupreme

          Ah, the best laid plans....We had such a great meal and marg's at Trebol that we didn't make it to an after dinner spot,, but I've filed these away for future ref. - - hopefully for my b-day next month. Thanks to all!

        2. Alu Wine Bar & Lounge in North Portland. Beautiful patio and very romantic.