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Heart-healthy choices in PDX

momadamsa Nov 2, 2008 04:21 PM

We're flying into PDX the end of November and will be looking for somewhere for dinner.
I'm doing the "no salt, no red meat, no animal fats" thing and would like veggies, protein, whole grains.
The guys are "steakhouse" types.
Toss in "quiet and pleasant" while we're at it.
Suggestions, please?
Many thanks.

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    chefguy RE: momadamsa Nov 3, 2008 10:07 AM

    Higgins is exactly what you're after. Steak for the guys and no salt, no red meat, no animal fats for you. You'll love it.

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      momadamsa RE: chefguy Nov 3, 2008 12:02 PM

      I checked out their website - looks pretty fancy.

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        Nettie RE: momadamsa Nov 3, 2008 02:58 PM

        The restaurant is somewhat fancy (although it is quiet and pleasant). If you'd like it to not have white linen tablecloths, eat in the bar, where you can order off the same menu (although it is less quiet). You might still call it fancy, but it is a bar. Being a bar, there are no underage patrons allowed, and no reservations.

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          MichaelG RE: momadamsa Nov 3, 2008 07:04 PM

          Are you looking for casual? You need to specify.

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            momadamsa RE: MichaelG Nov 3, 2008 07:49 PM

            Sorry, I'm new at this.
            I think we'd like simpler fare that time of night.

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        MyNextMeal RE: momadamsa Nov 3, 2008 09:37 PM

        I haven't been for dinner but Mother's Bistro might work.

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          momadamsa RE: MyNextMeal Nov 4, 2008 04:05 AM

          OMG it looks perfect!
          And not far from the hotel.
          We'd need a reservation for a Saturday night, which is tricky with airplanes and all...
          Thanks for the suggestion.

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            extralipitor RE: momadamsa Nov 4, 2008 07:30 AM

            Pause is a family restaurant, great hamberger, various steak related dishes (cubano sandwhich, phili steak sandwhich) and best homemade black bean berger I have had anywhere. Portland vibe perfect for tourists.


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