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I'll be in downtown (Ace Hotel) Portland in September with a family gathering. I want to host a dinner on Friday night for about 18-20 folks. Some are vegetarians, some a kids, an assortment. I've found places that will seat us together in the restaurant and it seems the only way to get a private room is in a hotel (no fun!).

50 plates will seat us early
Henry's will put the tables together
Aleni's will put together tables and so will Typhoon.

Any suggestions for something else, or any advice on one of these choices above?

Thanks. Gusta

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  1. Irving Street Kitchen has a back room that would/could accommodate your needs.

    If places like Henry's and 50 Plates are on your radar(which, quality-wise, I wouldn't include) then I wouldn't overlook places like Red Star Tavern, Pazzo, or The Orignal even though they are attached to hotels.

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    50 Plates
    333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Red Star
    503 SW Alder St., Portland, OR 97204

      1. Please look into Andina, they have a number of private dining rooms from small to large. Imagine having your own space where the kids can run around without bothering people, but the food is high quality and plated (no steam tables). And, the place has a lot of vegetarian options that are not insulting.

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        Andina Restaurant
        1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209