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Need just ONE DINNER in Portland- WHERE?

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Should we go? Coming from NY for a business meeting in Portland. Want to take my clients to a great but not fancy LOCAL restaurant. Where should I take them? THANKS

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  1. Pok Pok on Division, great food, really unique atmosphere.

    1. Laurelhurst Market, Tabla, Davis Street Tavern

      1. the food at Pok Pok is great, but I would never take a client there as the wait can be terrible, and there's nothing to do in the neighborhood while you wait.

        JillO's suggestions are good. But if it were me, I'd make a reservation at Le Pigeon. You could also grab a pre or post meal drink at Doug Fir right nearby. This would be a quintessential PDX experience.

        1. Sel gris! Excellent food. Nice place.

          I love Tabla, but the last time I dined there the noise level was painful...

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          1. re: akq

            I adore Sel Gris, but by PDX standards, it is "fancy" so I didn't mention it. I'd also offer up ten-01 in that same vein...

            I thought of Le Pigeon, but I didn't think communal dining at Le Pigeon is the setting one usually wants for taking business clients out for dinner.

            The places I mentioned all take reservations and have private tables, things I thought the OP might want in this situation...