Tips for Portland??
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?? :)
422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR
22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Nong's Khao Man Gai
SW 10th and Alder, Portland, OR
1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Beaker and Flask
727 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97216