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Cafe Castagna v. Park Kitchen - trying to pick for one night only

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tauer Dec 26, 2010 02:58 PM

One night only in Portland - an adventurous family of 5. Location is not so much of an issue, but want to have a res (Clyde Common is out bc of that). Le Pigeon was our first choice but they are closed until the New Year. Any opinions? Paley's Place is also an option. Thanks!

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

Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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

Cafe Castagna
1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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    nkeane Dec 26, 2010 08:32 PM

    Park Kitchen is also closed until Jan. 2nd.

    I would highly recommend Castanga over Cafe Castanga for a special occasion like it sounds like this is. Also, Castanga over Paley's by a country mile!

    enjoy.

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

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      ekc Dec 27, 2010 08:25 AM

      I would also highly recommend Castagna over Cafe Castagna. Paley's is one of my favorite restaurants in town, so I differ on that recommendation!

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      Castagna
      1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      Cafe Castagna
      1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      1. JillO Dec 27, 2010 08:56 AM

        I would go to Metrovino or Castagna...

        http://www.metrovinopdx.com/

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        Castagna
        1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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          ekc Dec 28, 2010 10:23 AM

          Actually, I totally agree with JillO - Metrovino is doing fantastic right now! Amazing charcuterie plate!

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            syrahgirl Dec 28, 2010 04:46 PM

            Paley's Place is one of our favorites, we also love Andina, a trendy restaurant that serves excellent Peruvian food. :)

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            Andina Restaurant
            1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

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

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          tauer Dec 29, 2010 07:54 AM

          Thinking that the prix fixe at Castagna is going to be too fancy for this evening. The Cafe looks perfect anything else on that level that you would recommend? Also, kudos to Portland for closing so many places between Christmas and NYE. It makes it harder for a visitor but it is so nice and reasonable for the employees. Nothing is closed in NYC.

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          Castagna
          1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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            JillO Dec 30, 2010 12:18 PM

            For the price point of Cafe Castagna, you could have a fabulous meal at Spints...just had a great one there recently...

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            Cafe Castagna
            1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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