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Portland, OR restaurant suggestions

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by swingline, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    The wife and I are traveling later this month to Oregon for a friend's wedding in Salem, flying in and out of PDX. We'll be in Salem for two nights, Astoria one night and then Portland one night before our morning flight home (direct!).

    I need suggestions for a place to eat on our last night in the PNW. More than a decade ago I worked in the Pearl, and the then-GF and I ate at a few places there but I can't remember them. Not looking to break the bank, but also don't want some greasy spoon. Think upper middle class or slightly higher.

    What say ye, SJ?
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Was just there and ate at Jake's Famous Crawfish downtown. It's been there 100+ years. The food was damn good and not nearly as expensive as I would have anticipated.

    Condolences on your two nights in Salem.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Check out the Gilt Club:

    Although, Colin the chicken has probably been served and consumed by now.
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  4. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Try Fishermans Porch for brunch.while waiting for table explore feminist bookstore
  5. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Several years ago I really enjoyed a German place called Rheinlander. Good food and a fun spot.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

  7. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Screen Door. Get there early to be near the front of the line when they open.
  8. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Screen Door menu looks like I need to hike a lot to work off any meal there.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If you have time for breakfast in the AM, there's a diner with a really quirky menu ... including a vagitarian omelette.

    Home Page

    Edit: It may be too greasy spoon for your tastes, but I also like kitsch.
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I really liked Por Que No on Mississippi Ave. It's in a pretty hippy part of town and the people watching from the outdoor seating is almost as good as the food.
  11. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Wife is looking for seafood or a place that locally sources their food. No chains.

    And if you have suggestions for Salem and Astoria, send those, too. Thanks!
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Astoria doesn't have much, but if you're willing to cross the bridge into Washington there are some really great places about 15-20 miles north in Long Beach and Ocean Park. I spent a night in Astoria last month and had lunch and dinner in Long Beach.

    Nanci & Jimella's Cafe & Cocktails

    Jimella and Nanci used to run The Ark, a nationally renowned place in Ocean Park, which is pretty much the middle of nowhere on the Long Beach Peninsula. (My folks used to have a place there, so I spent a lot of time in Ocean Park.) I haven't eaten at their new place, but based on The Ark I have no doubt it's fabulous.

    42nd Street Cafe - long beach wa peninsula - casual upscale Pacific NW

    42nd St is another place with a really tremendous chef who decided to open a restaurant in a goofy little coastal town. It doesn't look like much, but it's really damn good.

    Doogers Seafood | Seafood Made Right

    If you just want solid, cheaper seafood Dooger's is pretty good.

    Haven't been to Salem in years. Was sort of an Applebee's kind of town back then.
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