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Walking Distance from Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

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We've got our plans narrowed down. Arriving PDX about 5:30 on a Saturday evening. We plan to get our baggage and rental car, then check in at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

We'd like suggestions for simple food, carnivore and vegetarian, within a block or two.
Since we have an unpredictable schedule, reservation-making would be complicated.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. Best close places are Carafe, Murata, and Veritable Quandary. Remember that PDX blocks are small. More casual would be Hot Pot City a Taiwanese place, a little further away at 1975 SW 1st which is south of you. Of course, everyone has his own idea of "walking distance"...

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    1. re: Leonardo

      What Leonardo said.

      Maybe consider Higgins, although it's more than a block or two. They have or will make you a veg dish that will impress no doubt. They are a little north in price compared to the aforementioned. Sitting in the bar is possible without resvos.

    2. Also within walking distance will be the street car.

      Since it's not the rainy off-season in a down economy I doubt reservations would be needed at any place other than a Sel Gris or a Le Pigeon.

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        1. re: momadamsa

          Yes it sure is a concept! On 4th Ave you can catch a bus for free into the heart of downtown, where you'll find our fabled foodcarts.

        2. re: SauceSupreme

          I meant since it *is* the rainy off-season