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Portland so far - What's next?


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Portland so far - What's next?

VealParmGuy | | Apr 26, 2009 06:39 PM

I'm going to be in PDX for the next week, and am looking for some new ideas of where to eat. Ideally for places that are good for casual and or solo dining.
I'm staying in the downtown area, may have a car, and am not averse to public transportation.

Here's a wrap-up of where I've been on two previous trips.
Clyde Common - This was my favorite meal in Portland so far. I'm looking forward to trying the burger there, which doesn't seem to be on the menu but nearly everyone in the place was eating.

Paley's Place - Very enjoyable, but was part of a larger, more formal group.

Higgins - Same as Paley's. I liked the food, but probably not what I'm looking for on this trip.

Andina - The food was good, but we have great hole in the wall Peruvian food in LA that I prefer. Lomo Saltado doesn't need to be gussied up.

Aybla Grill (cart at 9th & Alder) - Had a great gyro for bfast here. Looking forward to trying out more carts this trip if i get a chance, I'm usually not around at lunch time.

Masu - Solid, but not outstanding sushi. I've heard there is a better place on 10th, but I'm not sure of the name.

Departures - Have only had a drink, but hear the food is mediocre. Seems more of a scene than somewhere to eat.

Hot Lips - We got delivery to the hotel, and it hit the spot at the time, but not memorable.

Henry's 12th St. Tavern - Decent fish & chips

Want to try:
Ping / Pok Pok - I've seen several threads about the two which seem to steer people to Pok Pok. Is this still the case? Ping is closer to where I'm staying.

Ten-01 - Is it energetic like Clyde Commons or more staid like Higgins and Paley's?

Bunk Sandwiches - Sadly don't think I'll get to this neighborhood for lunch.

Mother's - Been told to get here for breakfast.