I am new to Chowhound and this is my first post.
My husband and I are heading to Oregon in October for a mini honeymoon. We were between doing two nights in Portland and 2 in wine country, but I think we have decided on 1 night, Friday night in Downtown Portland heading to McMinnville for 2 nights and Newberg for 1 night. Since we will now only have 1 night in Portland, we want to make it count. Any recommendations for a must try restaurant. We are from Chicago area so can get a great steak anytime so no steakhouses. We are big fans of Oysters and other seafood. We would probably prefer something more regional than ethnic since we can get most ethnic foods regularly. We are foodies and usually will try anything so appreciate any suggestions. It does not have to be upscale, just good! Also, since we will be drinking wine all weekend, we wouldn't mind getting some great local beer, any places that stick out that we should try to hit?
Also, I saw some posts about PSU Farmers Market. I have been to Saturday Market before, but not this market. Is this walking or driving distance from downtown? How far outside of town.