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Dinner as a wedding gift: please help with recos!

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RIFK Apr 20, 2011 12:26 PM

My good friends have gotten married and are moving to Portland. As they don't want wedding gifts and are real foodies (though not big meat eaters), I wanted to treat them to a special dinner at a restaurant in Portland. They are foodies who are also into design aesthetics, so a special and stylish restaurant would be great. Can anyone suggest something? Andina sounds great, but I'm not sure it's romantic. Thank You!

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Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

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    syrahgirl RE: RIFK Apr 20, 2011 03:55 PM

    Fenouil has great food and a beautiful dining room. Andina is also very good but is a bit loud. We recently enjoyed fantastic meals at Gruner and Meriwether's. Paley's Place would also be very nice. :)

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    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

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

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      Leonardo RE: RIFK Apr 20, 2011 07:33 PM

      Hard to say. Everyone has their own idea of "romantic". Fenouil is closed. How much are you willing to spend?

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        RIFK RE: Leonardo Apr 21, 2011 09:29 AM

        no price limits, I just want it to be special :-)

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        cheeseisheaven RE: RIFK Apr 21, 2011 08:27 AM

        Castagna if you are spending a lot of money...amazjing!!!!!
        Metrovino $$$
        Toro Bravo-also loud
        Departure -the views are gorgeous
        Aviary if they are adventureous
        Andina is delicious, and the service is wonderful
        You are a lovely friend!

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        Andina Restaurant
        1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

        Castagna
        1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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          RIFK RE: cheeseisheaven Apr 21, 2011 09:30 AM

          Thank you, I will check these out!

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          ekc RE: RIFK Apr 21, 2011 10:56 AM

          Paley's Place for a romantic dinner for foodies, hands-down. Departures for pre-dinner drinks for the design aesthetics and great views.

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

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            midorimonsta RE: RIFK Apr 24, 2011 10:10 PM

            My special occasion recommendation would be Beast and Le Pigeon. However, both of these are more or less community tables, but for foodies, they are both great restaurants for diners to drool over what the chefs are cooking.

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            Le Pigeon
            738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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