Need Portland Recs for Manly Birthday Dinner this Sat Nite
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.
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.
2165 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97210
Laurelhurst Market is right up your alley. Arguably the best steaks in town.
3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232