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

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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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  1. 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

    1. 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. 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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        1. re: JillO

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

          1. re: ekc

            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

        2. 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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          1. re: tauer

            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