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2 Nights in Portland--Restaurant Recs Please!

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Im4Wine Mar 28, 2011 08:32 AM

We will be in Portland in August for one night at the beginning of a trip and a second night at the end of our trip, a week later. We are staying at The Nines both nights and would like some restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner.

One night we would like to go upscale; lunches and the other night can be whatever--bistros, cafes, romantic spots, bars.

Prefer American, French, Italian, Spanish/Tapas, Mexican, seafood, steakhouse.

Any help is appreciated!

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    Im4Wine Jul 22, 2011 08:33 AM

    I think we've settled on Meriwether's the first night and Metrovino the second night. Thanks to all for your suggestions!

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    Meriwether's
    2601 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97210

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      Im4Wine May 5, 2011 12:32 PM

      I guess I shoul have asked...what is traffic like on a Friday night...we will have a car, but is it better to eat near the hotel and walk? Is that even an option?

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        Befuness May 5, 2011 01:03 PM

        You should not worry too much about traffic on a Fri night. All of these places are for the most part in the close to downtown/Pearl/NW area or close-in East side. You will not even need to get off the surface streets to drive around to all these places. Pick a bridge and cross. That said, if you like to have a few or more cocktails, taking MAX/bus or a cab for late night is the way to go.

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          Calif Carol May 26, 2011 07:09 PM

          We usually stay at The Nines too. Heading there tomorrow! Very easy to get around without a car. The concierge can assist, but the free light rail is about 2 blocks from hotel. We've eaten at Andina, Oba, Lauralhurst (need a car for that) all with good results. Oba has 1/2 price wine on Sunday night. Enjoy!

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          Andina Restaurant
          1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

          Oba
          555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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        Im4Wine Apr 5, 2011 10:22 AM

        I guess I shoul have asked...what is traffic like on a Friday night...we will have a car, but is it better to eat near the hotel and walk? Is that even an option?

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          syrahgirl Apr 5, 2011 11:55 AM

          We had 8 nights of dining out in Portland recently, add to the list Little Bird and Gruner for amazing food! Also, if you like Pho, Pho Van Bisto is awesome, we had lunch there on Sat. in the Hawthorne District, they also have a location in the Pearl. :)

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          Pho Van
          1919 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

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          Im4Wine Mar 31, 2011 10:55 AM

          Thanks again....all sound great! Adding Meriwethers, Oba, Toro Bravo and Laurelhurst Market to list of possibiliies!

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          Laurelhurst Market
          3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

          Meriwether's
          2601 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97210

          Toro Bravo
          120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

          Oba
          555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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            duckduck Mar 30, 2011 10:36 AM

            I'll second Laurelhurst Market, Tasy N Sons and Little Big Burger.

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            Laurelhurst Market
            3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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              cheeseisheaven Mar 29, 2011 09:09 PM

              Steakhouse: Laurelhurst Market
              Italian: Taste Unique..for lunch
              Tapas Tasty and Sons/ Toro Bravo
              Mexican Autentica especially brunch
              Bars: Bunk Bar
              also, Olympic Provisions for house made charcuterie
              Andina is delightful

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              Andina Restaurant
              1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

              Laurelhurst Market
              3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

              Toro Bravo
              120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

              Olympic Provisions
              107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214

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                cookingasshole Mar 30, 2011 08:52 AM

                all these suggestions are excellent.

                while some would disagree with me, I also really like EaT: an oyster bar.

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                  mmerino Apr 6, 2011 04:28 PM

                  Second EaT. Good place. nice food and fun decor.

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                MyNextMeal Mar 29, 2011 11:05 AM

                American: Little Big Burger
                French: Little Bird
                Italian: Caffe Mingo
                Spanish: Toro Bravo
                Mexican: Autentica

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                Toro Bravo
                120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

                Caffe Mingo
                811 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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                  syrahgirl Mar 28, 2011 12:12 PM

                  We have had great meals at Gracie's @ the Hotel Deluxe, Wildwood, Meriwether's and last night Oba while in Portland. We also love Le Pigeon for dinner. If you want a very elegant ambiance, Fenouil in the Pearl District is very nice. Andina is also very good in the Pearl. :)

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                  Le Pigeon
                  738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

                  Andina Restaurant
                  1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

                  Fenouil
                  900 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

                  Meriwether's
                  2601 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97210

                  Oba
                  555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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                    Im4Wine Mar 29, 2011 09:06 AM

                    Thanks! Will check these out...at first glance Meriwethers looks great!

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                    Meriwether's
                    2601 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97210

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