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48 hours in Portland

Windy | | Jul 20, 2010 10:34 PM

Like every other poster on this board, I'll be in Portland for a weekend next month. Flying to Eugene from San Francisco and then driving to McMinnville.

Friday includes lunch at Baguette in Corvallis, a winery stop, and my one splurgy dinner at Thistle. Saturday a.m.: McMinnville market and another winery on the way north.

This leaves two lunches, two dinners, five espresso drinks, and assorted snacks in your fine town. (Breakfast is included at my hotel near Lloyd Center.)

Possible stops:
Saturday lunch: Mississippi Marketplace or another cart pod. So sad to miss Tabor.

The Red E or Barista followed by Sahagun Chocolates

Tanuki for happy hour/early dinner

Somewhere walkable for drinks, dessert, and people watching. Pour?

Broder or Little T or Pambiche for breakfast? Or just a great place to curl up with a cappuccino and a Sunday paper

Meeting an old friend at the train and heading to the Saturday market. Eat lunch there or at Kenny and Zuke's? Maybe squeeze in a happy hour snack before she gets on the train home.

Sunday dinner: Pok Pok, or anywhere in Southeast worth getting in the car for.

What's missing?

Especially curious about anything not available in California (small batch chocolate, cheese, wine), or that's better in Portland.

I'll be on my own most of the time (so no whole pizzas, or romantic spots required). More interested in fun and creativity than upscale. I like everything but beer.

Thanks for any pointers! I've saved JillO's posts on wineries and wish I had time to visit more of them.

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232