Birthday Dinner for Boyfriend! Halp!
I am in search of Portland's finest restaurant for a birthday diner for my boyfriend's 28th bday. We will be in Portland for 3 nights in November (Nov 10-14). I know there are: Le Pigeon, Little Bird, Beaker and Flask....what about Portland City Grill? Suggestions are most definitely welcome... we are foodies and would love a most memorable meal!
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave Ste 3000, Portland, OR 97204
Really? My recollection of Metrovino is that we had really good drinks, but that the food only reached "pretty good." It's still on our list, but actually a far distant second to most of the other places JillO recommends.
Actually, to that effect, we had a horrible meal at Castagna (not just underwhelming given the press and price, but actually downright bad) awhile back. It was shortly after Lightner left, though, so perhaps they were going through an adjustment period. Anyone been recently?
Laurelhurst and Nostrana are our go-to places. St. Jack would be on our rotation, as well, but it's just a bit out of our easy commuting circle. Haven't hit Genoa yet.
Only warning I'd give is that Laurelhurst doesn't take reservations for less than six, and the waits can be long. I believe all the others take reservations, mostly through OpenTable.
1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214