My wife and I are foodies with an eclectic palette. We're vacationing in Portland and are looking for good food that has some options and won't be too weird with two toddlers.
We did Otto's for lunch (fantastic pizza) and Street & Company for dinner (out of this world halibut, and very good linguini for the kids) so far.
Otto's knocked our socks off with their veggie pizzas, and I liked their side of meatballs. The ambiance was very casual in a good way.
Street & Company will be difficult to top, since the food was out of this world delicious and the overall ambiance can't be beat with the copper table tops (I think?), crusty fresh-baked bread, and good wine list.
Other restaurants we have on the radar include:
-David's Restaurant (basically because they have a kid's menu)
-Green Elephant (vegetarian Thai)
-Yosaku or Miyake - I'd prefer the latter but worried it's too upscale/quiet Japanese zen. If we do Yosaku will it appeal to a sushi snob's palette or are we really talking only mayo-laden rolls and salmon nigiri?
- Fisherman's Grill - for lunch