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Jun 19, 2009 12:26 PM

Chowhound-worthy restaurants in Seattle and Portland accepting certificates?

I'm planning a vacation in Seattle and Portland (3 days in each city) in mid-August. Being intimately familiar with the Boston/Cambridge, MA restaurant scene (and chowhound board!), I've had some good luck getting great deals at a handful of "known commodity" places that accept certificates. isn't known for having the most chowish places among its restaurant subscribers, but can anyone recommend worthy places in Seattle and Portland proper that are on their list?

It's a great way to save a bit on food and also put tourist dollars toward other activities.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Here are my PDX recs that are on Kenny & Zuke's, Francis, Le Pigeon, Plainfield's, Thanh Thao.
    That's pretty much it!

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      1. I just bought some certificates for the first time, but haven't gotten a chance to use them yet.

        For SEA, the places I noticed were:
        Rovers - but it's a small certificate that won't get you far and may only work if you order ala carte, which is kind of a waste there.
        Brasa - really good, but not mentioned very often here
        Kabul - Afghan food - I've been once before and it was good
        Ama Ama - been once for drinks and apps, which were good
        Eylesian Fields - not my favorite, but if you're going anyway for the beer or before a game...might as well save some cash
        Pasta Freska - but it's a $10 certificate (I haven't been, but it's on my list to go).