My husband and I will be visiting Portland for the first time later this week. We'll be staying downtown and will also have a rental car. We need places to eat. Both of us are flexible eaters, open to just about anything (except really expensive, i.e. $20 entrees). Neither of us knows anything about the city, though we will have a travel book. Ideally, I'd like to avoid driving far, or if there are easy public transportation options, that would be great.
I realize that this is a massive request, but any suggestions about some special Portland food would be welcome. We're from Los Angeles (I know! Sorry!), so Mexican and Japanese are relatively easy for us to come by at home. As I said, all cuisines are welcome.
Thank you kindly in advance. I will do my best to report back with my findings when we return.