Help narrow down Portland dinner please
In Portland next month with friends. Love seafood mostly, but open to all, except 2 diners don't eat red meat. Also, nothing too "weird", like simple food with simple, delicious preparation. I love duck and fish -- and we all love good cocktails.
Have these ideas so far:
Need 2, maybe 3 nights. Have been to Portland before and have already enjoyed Laurelhurst Market, Clyde Common and Andina.
Thanks for your help! We can't wait!
Having just dined at Imperial last night, I will add a vote for Imperial, as well. I had an extremely well-made cocktail and the food, atmosphere, and vibe was very enjoyable.
I also enjoy Paley's (many experiences there), and have enjoyed Woodsman Tavern, Riffle as well but have only had 1 visit each. Have not yet been to Jamison or Olympic Provisions, and my last clarklewis meal was a while ago (because of too many new places to try, not a bad experience).
As others have mentioned, there are better options than VQ.
clarklewis is solid, consistent, delicious every time. I'd move them up the list.
I haven't tried Imperial..but another newcomer to consider is Ox...it is a little red-meat heavy, but there are definitely options for non red meat eaters.
Definite NO to Veritable Quandry...I consider them more of a tourist trap these days.