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Need Portland Recs for Manly Birthday Dinner this Sat Nite

Vel Apr 29, 2010 03:00 PM

Staying at Hotel deLuxe, but have a car. SO's 35th bday, and he loves good food, being adventurous, but hates pretentiousness or "trendy" atmosphere. I can get him into a nice pair of dark-wash jeans and good shoes, but no jacket or tie!

He loves meat, seafood, spicy, not too picky--but not interested in "spring nettle foams" or the like.

All suggestions welcome.


  1. w
    WineandPoker Apr 29, 2010 05:49 PM

    Post on the Portland board for more answers. A couple notes:

    1.) Jeans and shoes is dressed up for Portland. No problem there.
    2.) Try to get a reservation at Beast . www.beastpdx.com

    1. g
      GDub Apr 30, 2010 12:36 PM

      There are a few good options near your hotel.

      Higgins - The "Whole Pig" plate should make up for any mention of nettles.
      Ringside Steakhouse - For an old school steakhouse experience. (And before they remodel!)
      Jake's Grill - Yes, I know I will receive a lot of flack from the Portland Hounds on this because of it's tourist trap reputation but for a solidly cooked piece of fish without the frills, Jake's has never let me down.


      Ringside Steakhouse
      2165 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97210

      1. JillO Apr 30, 2010 06:11 PM

        Laurelhurst Market, a modern steakhouse with great drinks, reasonable wine list and kick ass food: http://www.laurelhurstmarket.com/

        Not even gonna make another rec...

        Laurelhurst Market
        3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

        1. m
          MichaelG May 1, 2010 01:06 PM

          Laurelhurst Market is right up your alley. Arguably the best steaks in town.

          Laurelhurst Market
          3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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