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Sep 29, 2011 11:54 AM

PDX Dining & Drinking Input & Question

Greetings all...a lot of great information here.

We are doing a PDX/wine trip in late Oct/early Nov. I have made reservations for the following:

PDX Dinners: St. Jack/Little Bird
PDX Brunch: Beast

Willamette Dinners: Farm to Fork/maybe Thistle
Lunch: JORY

We plan to do Pok Pok based on what I have read. I really want to avoid over-hyped places...our focus is great food/drink and experience.

Any input is appreciated. There is not a budget, per se, since most of wine country will be wine and cheese rather than dining out. If I am erring with my choices, please steer me elsewhere.

We only have two days in PDX and 4-5 in wine areas split b/n Willamette and Eugene (King Estate).

One big question is Sunday and booze. I live in NC and we cannot sell alcohol pre-noon...what is the law in Oregon? We have an early res at Beast on Sunday but cannot fathom brunch sans wine (this may be a fact that deserves closer attention on another board but, for now, let's just focus on this issue).

Thank you so much.

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

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  1. I'd do St. Jack and either Metrovino, Genoa, or Castagna.

    You'll be able to have wine at brunch at Beast.

    1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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    1. re: JillO

      Metrovino, Genoa, or Castagna over Little Bird? I had considered Le Pigeon as well. I have been to Genoa before...thought it was wonderful. I had heard great things about Metrovino. From what I am reading, we need to go to Clyde Common or Teardrop pre/post (maybe both) dinner.

      Clyde Common
      1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

      Le Pigeon
      738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

      1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      1. re: winefuhrer

        Or even Clyde Common for both dinner and cocktails, both are quite good there. Sorry, I guess you didn't need another choice. ;o) Too much good stuff here, gotta stay a bit longer!

        Clyde Common
        1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205