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Need Portland Recs for Manly Birthday Dinner this Sat Nite

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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.

Thanks!

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  1. 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. 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.

      Enjoy!

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      Ringside Steakhouse
      2165 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97210

      1. 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...

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        Laurelhurst Market
        3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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

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          Laurelhurst Market
          3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232