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Honeymooning foodies from LA--->PDX: Help us narrow down our choices!

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Honeymooning foodies from LA--->PDX: Help us narrow down our choices!

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esculent | | Sep 7, 2012 10:33 AM

Traveling to Portland next week (Thurs-Sunday) with my new husband and we're feeling overwhelmed with all the great dining choices. Please review our itinerary and let us know what we should pare down to. We don't have anything planned other than eating and wandering around, so activity suggestions also appreciated. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this weekend trip has now become our actual mini-honeymoon, so we can splurge on meals as needed.

Location: We'll be staying at The Nines and can rent a car, if needed.

What we eat: Everything (except broccoli)

What we love: Well-crafted market-driven cocktails, great happy hours, great coffee, locally grown and expertly-prepared foods. We like just about all ethnic cuisines from carts to fine dining, so bring it on!

What we're looking for: 3 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy-Hour, and late-night drinking spots (we're planning to go to the PDX farmer's market on Saturday, so any stall recs there are also appreciated). We'd also particularly appreciate any recommendations for great oysters, which we love dearly.

When we started doing our research, we quickly found a lot of really yummy looking restaurants. Help us narrow down and let us know which places are better for lunch or dinner. We're not huge fans of lines unless absolutely necessary, so we'd prefer that the majority of places take reservations.

Hit List

Lunch/Dinner (Do any of these have a great Happy Hour?)
Pok Pok (heard lunch might be least-crazy time to go)
Gruner
Beast
Toro Bravo
Little Bird (is this better than Le Pigeon?)
Nostrana
Ox
Castagna
Bunk Sandwiches (for lunch)
EaT: An Oyster Bar (how similar is Parish for Oysters?)
Lincoln
DOC
Woodsman Tavern
Sunshine Tavern (for drinks/HH?)

Breakfast/Brunch
Tasty n Sons
Pine St Biscuits (?)
Saturday Farmer's Market
Coco Donuts (snack)

Drinks
Teardrop Lounge
Clyde Common
Rum Club
Riffle

As you can see...we've amassed way too many choices and would greatly appreciate your feedback to help us have a yummy trip to Portland! Thanks all!

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