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2 Nights in Portland--Restaurant Recs Please!

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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  1. 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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    1. re: syrahgirl

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

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

    2. 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

      1. 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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        1. re: cheeseisheaven

          all these suggestions are excellent.

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

          1. re: cookingasshole

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

        2. 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

          1. 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