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Oct 20, 2009 07:53 PM

Best restaurant and food choices for Portland

I am visiting Portland for Thanksgiving weekend for the sole purpose of eating at Le Pigeon again (as I had one of the best meals of my life there) and am hoping for some other stellar restaurant and food recommendations. It will be an eating weekend so all recommendations are appreciated - though I would prefer to avoid tourist type places like McCormicks etc. I have been to Paley's and really liked it though a bit formal for me. I am hoping for down right great food with as little pomp as possible.

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  1. We just did a couple of days in Portland. Started with drinks at Bar Avignon -didn't eat, but the new menu looks interesting (newish chef), dinner at Laurelhurst Market -all great except the gnocchi (and the drunk couple behind us), lunch the next day at Kenny & Zukes and dinner at Le Pigeon. Ended the following day at Wong's King for Dim Sum. Its really nice to go to restaurants and not be disappointed. No pomp factor at any of these.