My husband and I will be staying in Portland for one night in October before we head out to Willamette Valley for a few days. We are staying at one of the SPG properties (Either the Nines or Westin). We did this same trip last year and dined at Veritable Quandry Friday and then hit the PSU Farmers Market on Saturday and then headed out to wine country right after.
This time around, we will definitely be hitting the farmers market again (and getting the Pine Street Biscuit there again) but are looking for some suggestions for dinner on Friday. We also may stick around a little longer in Portland on Saturday so possibly having lunch as well before heading out. I am thinking a stop as Salt and Straw is a must as well.
By the time we get to our hotel we are probably looking at 9pm or so, so I know some place may be extremely busy and many do not accept reservations. We are good wtih casual or upscale.
Next trip I hope we are able to spend more time in Portland as the last time I was there for more than 1 night was in 2004 and so much has changed. For now though, we have to fit in what we can in 24 hours. I look forward to your recommendations.