What's up chowhounders! I am heading out to Seattle and Portland the 17-24th to visit friends and scope a possible new place to live. My gf and I are in our late 20's and coming from Brooklyn so there is your frame of reference. We love great food of course and that will be a big part of our decision to relocate. We want to have good access to markets and restaurants cheap/moderate/expensive, whatever. We really don't know anything about where we are going so we hope you can clue us in. Is there anywhere downtown we would live (in either Portland/Seattle or are all the interesting pockets spread out a bit? Any specific food centric nabe's we should check out? Any must try's while we are out there. We are good for all food types, especially clean unfussy fresh stuff, bbq, chinese, mexican, french, blah blah blah. Thanks for all your help. And feel free to steer us away from unnecessary tourist traps.
Thanks so much. We appreciate any advice!