Restaurant near waterfront in Portland
I am staying at the Marriott on the waterfront in Portland and need to host a business dinner for 8. Prefer some place we could walk from the Marriott that is on the quiet side so we can have some business related conversation. Would love to food to be good too! If there's nothing that's walkable, a short cab ride would be o.k. too. Thanks.
Near that Marriot off the top of my head are the french Carafe and the new american Veritable Quandry. Those you could walk to. A short cab ride will get you anywhere in Portland, it's tiny. So that option opens up the entire of the city for you.
Unfortunately the Marriott is not too close to many of Portland's best restaurants. Depending on the weather and the group you are walking with, you could fairly easily walk anywhere downtown but that part of SW Portland is lacking in really good restaurants. A cheap cab is a good option.