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Jun 12, 2010 11:01 AM

Steak Dinner for Son's 21st Birthday

We're coming to PDX to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. He has requested steak and some wine. He's not an adventurous eater (though we are) and isn't much into green vegies (though we are) - so we're looking for a nice place that makes carefully prepared good solid food. We have taken him to Mother's Bistro and we found it pretty good. I have received a recommendation for Laurelhurst Market. Have looked at it on line. Menu looks great. How is it for ambience? Wine list? Thanks for your help.

Laurelhurst Market
3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

Mother's Bistro & Bar
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204

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  1. The ambience at LM is bright and open. Nice, but not in a dark steakhousy way. But the food is top-notch. For something more traditional, El Gaucho has excellent steaks, but you'll pay a pretty penny. I was personally a little disappointed in Urban Farmer. Ultimately, I think you'd do very well going to LM. That's probably your best bet in this weather. For a cold winter's night, El Gaucho might be better, but now that the sun's shining, LM is for you.

    El Gaucho
    319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

    Urban Farmer
    525 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204

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    1. re: MichaelG

      Thanks - that seems to be the consensus on, too. Can't wait! Will report.