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First Time in Portland - HELP! Too many amazing choices in your town!!!!

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First Time in Portland - HELP! Too many amazing choices in your town!!!!

j.jessica.lee | Sep 27, 2009 06:14 PM

hello NE chowhounders!

i've been researching and searching the boards of chowhound and the internet for good eats in portland. i will be there next week and don't know where to begin! i'll be there in time for dinner on sunday, monday, and will leave after dinner on tuesday.

so for breakfasts, i think i'm good. i'm going to visit standard baking company and maybe tony's donuts and perhaps two fat cats for a little something sweet to go along with my yogurt and coffee. that being said, what are your recommendations on what to get at standard? and also at two fat cats? i'm not so interested in the cake, but am interested in what you think of the pie.

lunch, i'm definitely going to try duckfat for one meal. and probably a lobster roll for another one. so far, i've heard good things about falmouth, two lights, susan's (they also do a you bring, we cook thing!), etc. what are your recs for steamed lobster/lobster roll? i prefer mayo on the side.

dinner: here's where it's tough. i probably don't want to spend money on all three nights on nice dinners. i might want to keep it to one nice dinner and one evening at another great, same-price-point place with a glass of wine and a starter. so i'm thinking of evangeline's prix-fixe on monday night, as well as all the incredible things i heard about 555. those were my two choices when i didn't know i'd be in town on tuesday for dinner. my friend is not free for dinner on tuesday, though, and the only thing that is calling my name on tuesday is the fact that bresca will be open and i've heard SUCH THINGS about this place! any recs on cheap eats for the other nights?

keep in mind though, that i am from new york city and have a plethora of great cooking and restaurants around me. what is a real portland can't-miss? i want to get a taste of portland that i won't easily find in new york. i do love seafood with a passion.... how's street and company? i was also thinking of this place for a dinner. sigh.... too many amazing places!!!!

and have i missed anything?

thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

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