I am trying to plan a bridal shower-type special dinner in honor of one of my oldest & dearest friends who is getting married soon in Portland. This would be for a Thursday night, in a few weeks. The problem is I am in Boston, and would love to handle all the details so she doesn't have to worry about it. I've been searching online, yelp, etc, but feel like there must be lots of options I am missing.
We have only a few requirements:
SW Portland (so no one has to cross a bridge at the end of the night)
Good to excellent food, with at least one or two decent veg options
Not a pizza joint
AND we have to be able to make a reservation.
Outside tables and reasonable prices would also be awesome too.
Am I asking too much? I know how amazing Portland restaurants are. I just didn't realize how many DO NOT take reservations. We've struck out so far with the Farm, Produce Row, the Observatory, Caldera.
I've read through past threads about large groups but all the suggestions seem to be downtown. Does anyone have other suggestions for us?
Thank you so much!