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One night in Portland and need restaurant and bar reccomendations...

WineInstructor Aug 11, 2010 06:09 PM


I am bringing a group from my restaurant to the Willamette Valley for a few days to tour wineries, taste, learn and eat. We would like to spend Saturday evening in Portland to have dinner and hit a few bars. The group is comprised of 28-33 year old foodies who will eat just about anything and know wine. We are all professional servers, bartenders, wine salespersons, etc. and work with a very unique French restaurant in our port of origin. Doesn't need to be fine dining but we want GREAT food and interesting wines and are willing to pay for it.

It would be fantastic if this restaurant were near a few choice bars with good cocktails, etc. but we will be in a rental car so won't mind driving a ways for a good bar to camp at. Or perhaps there is a district of interesting bars that would offer a few places to jump around to for the night.

I couldn't think of any better way to get recommendations than to ask my fellow Hounds. Thanks for any help you can provide. Trip occurs in a few weeks.


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  1. JillO RE: WineInstructor Aug 11, 2010 08:58 PM

    How many people?

    Without an answer to that:


    And probably in that order...

    But, if you can go on Sunday night, Wildwood is waving corkage on Sundays now!

    1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

    1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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      WineInstructor RE: WineInstructor Aug 12, 2010 06:02 PM

      There will be 6 of us. Sorry for the omission. What about this spot called Paley's Place? Any good?

      Paley's Place
      1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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        JillO RE: WineInstructor Aug 12, 2010 07:56 PM

        Paley's is a much beloved high end spot. I am not a fan, but it has many fans. I would rather go to any of the places on the list above before Paley's, but lots of folks might disagree.

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        cobpdx RE: WineInstructor Aug 15, 2010 09:17 AM

        I second Metrovino for what you are looking for. Do not miss the charcuterie board.

        1. jtwjrnnc RE: WineInstructor Aug 19, 2010 12:33 PM

          For a group, Beast would be fun, if you can get in, not sure how far out your planning. Le Pigeon would be good too. Agree with JillO on Ten01 and Genoa. Cocktails are a must at Beaker and Flask. The bar at Urban Farmer in The Nines is good. Clyde Common does a lively happy hour.

          Le Pigeon
          738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

          Clyde Common
          , Portland, OR 97201

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

          Beaker and Flask
          720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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