I'm coming into Portland in the next few days on business, and for better or for worse will be left to fend for myself for a few meals. There are some fantastic suggestions here that sound really great, including Beast, Toro Bravo, and Clyde Common.
My question is whether there are places that folks think would recommend for people dining solo. Sometimes fine dining places feel somewhat unwelcoming to someone eating alone.
Any suggestions? Even if they're dives -- OK, especially if they're dives -- I'm interested in hearing what folks would recommend.