I'm going to Portland this weekend to visit a bunch of friends from my hometown who recently moved there. None of them are big foodies, but I have taken a couple of them out with me in New York and Boston when they visited, and they LOVED the more exotic places. They all know I'm a chowhound, so I'm in charge of food! We are going to be going out for a couple of dinners, a brunch, some lunches and drinks. I'm looking for places with any or all of these qualities:
-great atmosphere for several women in their mid-twenties
-great mixed drinks/cocktails
-funky spaces (a la Montage) and outdoor dining a plus
-reasonably priced food (nothing above $10/person for lunch or $20/person for dinner)
-exciting food and food combos that they wouldnt normally try... odd fusion food is always fun
-I'm always up for great Thai, Lebanese, Ethiopian, etc...
We will be mostly in the Clackamas center area as well as the Hawthorne district, but we are willing to travel for good eats. Any suggestions are appreciated, whether its a hamburger shack or a bar! They all just moved, so they also are looking for some places they can go to on a regular basis. Thanks so much!!