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Miami 'Hound in PDX for 1 Night - where do I eat?

Blind Mind Apr 15, 2010 10:14 AM

Yo! Headed to PDX on biz. I'm technically there 2 nights but I get in at 9p next Tuesday night and am staying by the airport. By the time I get to my hotel after baggage, etc, it'll probably be around 10p... Any good eats to check out by the airport that serve late?

Wednesday night I will have plenty of time to get my grub on. I had the privilege of sampling the foie bon bons from Beast at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival "Best of the Best" event and chatted with Chef Pomeroy for a minute, so that is high on the list of places to check out. Not sure if I'll be solo or w/ my sales rep and not sure if he is into the tasting menu thing, so I'm trying to find alternatives. Le Pigeon also looks interesting and I like how the menu reads this week. Anywhere else I should consider? No Asian please as I'm heading to Seattle from PDX and I will get my fair share there. Also, no Latin - I'm from Miami and get more than enough of that. I eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.

Thanks in advance for your help and please hit me up if you ever need Miami recommendations!

Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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    Nettie Apr 16, 2010 09:22 AM

    The food carts at SE 12th and Hawthorne are open pretty late and could be a fun stop when you get in (check out http://www.foodcartsportland.com). They're not by the airport but they're at least on the same side of town.

    I would certainly try for Beast, but you need a reservation there and they have only two seatings per night. Both it and Le Pigeon (also a good choice) have communal seating, which would probably work out OK for a single diner. Another meat-heavy menu which doesn't have set courses and doesn't require you to share your table with strangers is Laurelhurst Market, but you usually have to wait a while for a table there.

    Le Pigeon
    738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

    Laurelhurst Market
    3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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      Chatsworth Apr 16, 2010 11:27 AM

      Montage is also open til 2am http://montageportland.com/
      It's also on the eastside, by the river. Again not by the airport, but a quick drive if you have a car.

      1. Kazy Ctn Apr 16, 2010 02:23 PM

        Beast and Le P are pretty good choices as was the Laurelhurst suggestion. Some other NW locavore classics are Higgins and Wlidwood. And if you're in the Pearl, maybe check out Ten 01 or Clyde Common. There are a slew of others over in the Hawthorne/Division area, but you probably have enough to choose from.

        Clyde Common
        1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

        Le Pigeon
        738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

        Ten 01
        1001 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209

        5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

        Laurelhurst Market
        3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

        1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

        Wildwood Restaurant
        1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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          aplyley Apr 16, 2010 03:05 PM

          Here are some other thoughts for your late night arrival. http://pdxplate.com/guide/late-night
          There's not a lot right around the airport, but there are some options if you don't mind driving a few miles. If it were me, I think I would check out the Observatory (straight shot down 82nd from the airport) or Branch Whiskey Bar on NE Alberta.
          The other recs are great. Although I'm not a fan of The Montage, it is a Portland late night institution.

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          1. re: aplyley
            Blind Mind Apr 17, 2010 09:14 AM

            Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm gonna check out that late night link and then see how far everything is from the airport. I wont have a car, unfortunately, so that may make things difficult. Laurelhurst Market sounds like a good option for Wednesday night too.


            Edit*** Just noticed that Branch Whiskey Bar recommendation. That's the winner for Tuesday night! I'm a bourbon drinker and they have a great selection! Food menu has some bright spots too. Thanks!

            Laurelhurst Market
            3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

            1. re: Blind Mind
              porky pine Apr 17, 2010 04:15 PM

              If you do go to Branch on Tuesday night you should check out the Concordia Ale House too. It's only a few blocks away and they have a really good selection of 20+ Northwest beers on tap. Both places are close by taxi to airport hotels.

              Concordia Ale House
              3276 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

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