I'm new to chowhound but have done some serious browsing through this forum to compile my list of restaurants for my upcoming trip to Portland (Sat 5/9-Mon 5/11). This will be my FIRST food-oriented trip to Portland where I've done actual research ahead of time. I'll be going with my partner and staying at The Westin (booked through hotwire and now I'm finding that it's not too close to everything...). We'll have a car, though, and are open to public transportation if it's convenient.
I've checked out all these menus online when available and I'm really excited to try all these places, but please please suggest alternates if there are better options out there!
So far, here are my thoughts:
Dinner: Clyde Common
After dinner: Cool Moon? Or is there another must-try dessert/ice cream/gelato place?
Lunch: Asian Station (soup dumplings!!!)
Happy hour: ten-01
*** Dinner: Le Pigeon/Sel Gris/Beast *** Any suggestions for this dinner? Which place is lately (or consistently) the best 'bang for your buck'?
After dinner: Sahagun for hot chocolate
Breakfast: Kenny and Zuke's
***Lunch: Any suggestions? Considering Pambiche
Dinner: Toro Bravo
I also considered PokPok for dinner one of the nights, but I decided to leave it out for now because the other places sounded better to me this time around. Is PokPok REALLY a must-try spot? I do like Thai food but I think I'd rather try something else.