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I'm coming into Portland for 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) in July with the SO (both early 30's). We're from NYC and are looking for amazing and unique food experiences that will be remembered. Have read the board extensively, and have narrowed dinner choices down to:

1) Andina
2) Pok Pok
3) Beast
4) Le Pigeon

Which one of these would you omit to narrow it down to 3? Is one particularly good at weekend brunch that we could do instead of a dinner?

For Sat and Sun lunch, we were thinking Tasty n Sons, the Screen Door, or food carts (or possibly doing one of the above 4 as a lunch). Again...not enough time (only can do 2)!

Advice will be much appreciated! Thanks.

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Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

Tasty n Sons
3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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  1. Only Pok Pok and Andina of those first four offer lunch or brunch.

    On Saturday, why not do brunch at Portland Farmers Market at PSU? So many cool choices such as Pine State Biscuits, TasteBud Farms etc.

    1. "amazing and unique food experiences" is a pretty subjective thing - if you've spent much time in Thailand or at authentic Thai restaurants, Pok Pok may not blow you away. Ditto Andina for Peruvian. For "uniqueness", I'd go for Beast or Le Pigeon.

      Many food carts are closed weekends, so make sure you check out the hours beforehand. Tasty n Sons is awesome, but be prepared to wait, same with Screen Door.

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      Pok Pok
      3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

      Le Pigeon
      738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

      Andina Restaurant
      1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

      Tasty n Sons
      3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

      1. hard to say.....if you are at all familiar with good french bistros in NYC, LePigeon is not going to wow you. good but not head and shoulders above what you're used to.

        ditto about the carts, mostly closed on weekends(downtown anyways). if you do a bit of Google-fu and look around there are plenty open on the weekend.

        lastly if you are dead set on brunch in PDX, you WILL wait. and wait. aaaaand wait. so if this doesn't bother you, my pick would be Tasty and Sons. Or Broder.

        1. Beast does brunch as well on Sundays with seatings at 10 am or 12 pm for $28 per person.

          1. For brunch, St Jack has Trent Pierce cooking brunch, and the raw bar is fabulous...the fresh anchovies were a delight, and seared sea urchin on my omelet made my day!
            Tasty and Sons is fun and vibrant. I think Screen Door is overrated for the wait, but fried chicken and waffles is not my thing.
            Why isn't Castagna on your list?