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Four days in Portland with a toddler


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Four days in Portland with a toddler

tastycakes | | Mar 10, 2014 11:25 PM

Hi all. I'll be visiting Portland the first week of April with my husband and 2 year old son. We are staying downtown and planning to visit most of the larger parks and museums so I am looking for recommendations for places near Washington Park, OSMI, etc. All three of us are adventurous eaters and we have no dietary restrictions. So far our tentative list includes Little Bird, Lardo, Artisan Bakery, Ox, Tasty n Alder, Broder, Lauretta Jean's (although we can get the biscuits at the Saturday farmer's market, right?), several food carts (Nong's Khao Man Gai, Tabor, the People's Pig), and in my fantasy life I get to go to at least one amazing bakery a day (I'm a pastry chef) and my husband gets all the beer he can drink (he's a craft beer freak).

Are any of the places on our list not child-friendly? He can be very high energy which is sometimes not awesome in a quieter sit-down venue. Also, which places are most likely to have a long, tantrum-inducing wait - which is why PokPok is not included, sadly. Your input is greatly appreciated, as are any additions to the list as far as bakeries and places with both great beer and food. I have no idea where most of these places are or how far apart everything and we will be walking and depending on public transportation so any advice pertaining to that would be lovely. Thanks!