after doin' my homework, i have come up with a pretty firm restaurant itin for our september portland trip. let me preface by saying that my husband and i are on an anniversary trip, san diego residents, and in our early 30's. we are staying in a river front condo on NW naito pkwy between the broadway and steel bridge. another couple (native PNWers) also celebrating their anniversary, will be joining us - so we will be a foursome. we'll be arriving on a wednesday, leaving on a sunday.
-lunch: carafe bistro
-dinner: north 45 pub ~ it's our kick off to the week dinner so i want to find somewhere fun and funky and casual. we like north 45 pub's menu as we're obsessed with mussels and they have 8 different preparations. woot, woot! have not found any write up on chowhound about it, but yelpers seem to give it a thumbs up.
-going winetasting ~ elk cove, adelsheim, penner-ash, four graces, sokol blosser or maybe argyle
-lunch: picnic lunch at a vineyard ~ any suggestions as to which ones are most picturesque?
-dinner: TBD as i'm sure we will be tired/slightly toasted from the day. will either order in, or go somewhere walkable and casual near us (if such a place exists). anyone?
-lunch: deschutes brewpub
-dinner: clarklewis ~ have been in touch with the GM and we are going to set up a 5 or 6 course tasting menu. this is our anniversary dinner celebration.
-going to spend the morning wandering the market
-breakfast: screen door
any edits or suggestions? i appreciate the feedback and (of course) will post a report after we return.