Hey all - my wife and I are headed to Portland in September (Thu-Tue) for a weekend trip focused on food, beer and wine. We're beginning to do some research and I am looking for suggestions on some of the better casual and brewpub type restaurants for dinner.
Already have a decent list of restaurants that are definite, but they seem to be coming in at the higher end of the spectrum, including Le Pigeon, Ten01, Sel Gris and Laurelhurst Market. That's a whole different post, so I will save that one for when we solidify our choices. But you can at least see the type of food that we like.
Now I am looking for maybe a casual choice or two. One of the best meals I ever had in San Francisco was a hangar steak sandwich at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company. Hoping to find a great brewpub and/or casual dinner spot that focuses on Portland and NW style food (we travel quite a bit around the Southeast, so no need for Southern food on this trip). Shoot, if they are really good, then we can use the suggestions for lunch as well.
And I am sure there are other threads that are similar, but I couldn't find anything using a search.
Edit: corrected spelling. I just typed it out pretty quickly; already have those restaurants' pages bookmarked.