My wife, kids, and I are going to be in the Portland area on a Sunday around mid-day for my wife's birthday. We're not necessarily looking for something fancy, but we'd like good food and relaxed atmosphere, but are subject to a bunch of constraints:
Time (i.e. kids) require us to eat on the earlier side rather than do dinner. It's unfortunate, but it's the lowest-stress way to have a meal out with our kids (1 and 3 yrs).
We don't want to feel too out-of-place with the kids. They're well-behaved and adventurous eaters, and have been to some fine restaurants, but we don't want to push it. Then again, this is a grown-up birthday and we don't want a "kid's place." Bistro-type places are what we're thinking. Quick service is a plus.
I think we'd prefer something more "lunch" than "brunch" (eggs and french toast aren't so exciting), but that's more a preference.
Bonus points if it's diet-friendly and/or has good seafood and/or tapas (too bad Toro Bravo doesn't do lunch).
We're coming down from the Puget Sound area: extra bonus points for stuff we can't find up here.
I'm willing to bet from other posts that people are going to suggest dim sum: while we're all fans of dim sum, I think we're not in the mood this time. We'll probably do that for my birthday ;)
So far, I was thinking: Country Cat, Andina, Navarre, Olympic Provisions, Pok Pok. Basically, those are places that are open around the time we'll be there. Country Cat, Olympic Provisions, and Pok Pok have been mentioned on the kid-friendly threads. Which ones are likely to satisfy more of the criteria above? Is there anything we're overlooking?
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212
107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214