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Heading up to the Rose City, staying downtown, but we'll go anywhere.

What restaurants do I NEED to hit??

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  1. If you're downtown, I would highly recommend a couple food carts on Alder - Addy's sandwiches (the duck confit and pate sandwiches are amazing) as well as Nong's Khao Man Gai. Some of my "can't miss" restaurants include Paley's Place, Pok Pok, and Voodoo Doughnuts plus maybe Le Pigeon if you don't mind a wait which is typically an hour or more. I also love Metrovino, Park Kitchen, Gruner, Beaker & Flask, and Fin. If you're into Pinot Noir I would suggest a wine bar called Oregon Wines on Broadway which is on Broadway between Alder & Washington and has 30 Pinots by the glass so you can try before you buy.

    Can you bring some pizza from the Cheese Board with you?? :)

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    Park Kitchen
    422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Pok Pok
    3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

    Voodoo Doughnut
    22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

    Le Pigeon
    738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

    Nong's Khao Man Gai
    SW 10th and Alder, Portland, OR

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

    Beaker and Flask
    727 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97216

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    1. re: carlsonb_2000

      The recipe for Cheese Board pizza should be in the Cheese Board Collective cookbook.

      1. re: carlsonb_2000

        You can always call and get a reservation at Le Pigeon if you don't mind sitting at a table. Although I hear sitting up at the unreserved seats for the kitchen can be amazing.

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        Le Pigeon
        738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214