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Walking Distance from Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

momadamsa Nov 16, 2008 05:13 AM

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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    Leonardo RE: momadamsa Nov 16, 2008 06:30 AM

    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
      Mallory RE: Leonardo Nov 16, 2008 07:31 AM

      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. SauceSupreme RE: momadamsa Nov 16, 2008 08:40 AM

      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: SauceSupreme
        momadamsa RE: SauceSupreme Nov 16, 2008 11:27 AM

        Public transport - what a concept!

        1. re: momadamsa
          Leonardo RE: momadamsa Nov 16, 2008 03:22 PM

          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
          SauceSupreme RE: SauceSupreme Nov 16, 2008 01:59 PM

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

          1. re: SauceSupreme
            Mallory RE: SauceSupreme Nov 16, 2008 08:38 PM

            Sigh, all nine months of it.

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