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  1. Last night we had an excellent meal at Little Bird in downtown Portland. We have also enjoyed fantastic meals at Oba, Wildwood, Meriwether's and Portland City Grill the past few days. Le Pigeon and Andina are also both very, very good. :)

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    Le Pigeon
    738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

    Andina Restaurant
    1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

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

    Oba
    555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Portland City Grill
    111 SW 5th Ave Ste 3000, Portland, OR 97204

    1. Help us help you...

      Upscale (and understand that upscale here is not as upscale as it is there)? Any particular type/genre of food? Any particular location? Any particular kind of atmosphere?

      What exactly are you looking for in a restaurant? We have lots of great ones...

      That said...here's a general list of places that are awesome:

      Toro Bravo (NE, fabulous tapas with local ingredients, long waits), Genoa (SE, very upscale, nice tasting menu), Metrovino (NW/Pearl, upscale, interesting preps, great wine list w/lots of taste pours and great cocktails) , St. Jack (SE, traditional French bistro fare, great cocktails, had an amaszing pied de cochon there last week), Wildwood (NW, upscale, great PNW-centric food w/local ingredients), Tanuki (NW, small divey sake bar with interesting Japanese food w/Korean influences), Clyde Common (SW/downtown, upscale in a trendy (not fancy) way, interesting dishes, great cocktails), Laurelhurst Market (SE/NE, modern steakhouse with great cocktails and stellar food), Nostrana (SE, rustic Italian with great ingredients, wood-fired oven)

      Not all of these places take reservations (welcome to Portland! ;o), but if you are interested in a place that does, you should make them.

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      Nostrana
      1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

      Clyde Common
      1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

      Tanuki
      413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Laurelhurst Market
      3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

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

      1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/705036 "New to Portland? Read this first."

        How about doing 5 minutes of research first and then asking us some questions about the results of your research?

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        1. re: Leonardo

          Gruner for dinner a few nights ago was outstanding! :)

          1. re: syrahgirl

            Second Gruener. Its so tasty and different from anything in PDX.