My wife and I will be attending performances of Wagner's Ring next month. Can you recommend eateries that are convenient to the opera house (walking distance if possible) and that serve lite meals, like soup, salad, lite entrees and such. Of course, it has to be good. We plan to eat lite before the performances, otherwise we'll fall asleep. Separately, we would like recommendations for really good seafood restaurants. Long, long time ago, when I traveled on business, I used to go to McCormick's, I think on 5th Avenue. I mean really good seafood restaurants in a range of prices would be appreciated. We won't have a car, but can be persuaded to rent one on a day off from the opera for something special that overlooks the water, or whatever. Finally, any recommendation for a "quintessial Pacific Northwest" restaurant experience -- one that stresses fresh local fare -- would also be nice. We're from the Northeast (NYC) originally and living in North Carolina, so a regional experience would be nice.