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Jul 12, 2010 02:01 PM

Visiting Portland for 5 days! ISO foodie help! :)

Taking the teen to visit a few colleges, staying in Portland looking for some chow advice on places to dine.... Would LOVE a seafood place, open to Asian, Steak, Sushi, Mexican as well. Nothing too $$$$ would love recs for b, l, d as well.

Much appreciated! From a So Cali foodie...

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  1. I would get over to Andina or 50 Plates. We had a great lunch at 50 Plates last month, it is in the Pearl District. Le Pigeon is another one of my favorites in Portland. :)

    Le Pigeon
    738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

    Andina Restaurant
    1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

    50 Plates
    333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    1. Pok Pok or Ping for SE Asian, Biwa or Tanuki for non-sushi Japanese, Bamboo Sushi, Laurelhurst Market for steak, Nuestra Cocina for upscale Mexican. Lunch: food carts downtown, Bunk or Meat Cheese Bread for sandwiches, Olympic Provisions or Evoe for interesting small plates. Breakfast for me is coffee: Barista, Ristretto, Extracto, Coffeehouse Northwest, Sterling, Spella, and in a pinch Stumptown.

      Pok Pok
      3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

      215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214

      4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

      413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Laurelhurst Market
      3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

      Nuestra Cocina
      2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

      Meat Cheese Bread
      1406 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

      6 Replies
      1. re: Nettie

        Great recs thanks you! Any recs for the Salem area?? We will be visiting WOU on a Monday (all day).

        Thanks again!!

        1. re: loreeLB

          Thanks--you might try posting to the Pacific Northwest board for Salem, since this one only covers Portland.

          1. re: loreeLB

            a few minutes outside(15 perhaps) of Salem is Apizza Stayton. other than that, Salem is a wasteland! seriously.


            1. re: loreeLB

              I had to go to a meeting in Salem a few weeks ago and ate at La Capitale downtown. It was actually quite good.


              1. re: loreeLB

                Cristoes makes a great pizza in Salem.