I'm looking for casual relaxed places where I might experience good North West food - for example I was thinking of the bar options at Wildwood and Higgins. I'd prefer places where I don't need to make reservations and as I'll be dining solo most of the time, don't mind eating early. I don't like trendy scenes (although I am interested in visiting the Doug Fir to eat just once (breakfast? lunch maybe?) and maybe to check out a band there too.
Apart from cheese, I'll eat pretty much anything so any suggestions for moderatly priced relaxed dining options are welcomed (moderately priced being maybe up to $50 dollars for two courses + 1 drink (is that reasonable? can go higher if necessary)
I've been to Portland before (I love the place and the surrounding areas) but haven't really had the opportunitty to explore too many food options until now. Suggestions for the best coffee and breakfast spots, good burgers, seafood would all be of interest. Last time I visited I had a reasonable bar meal at a friendly spot called Mississippi Station when I went to see my favourite Portland band Dolorean playing at the Studios next door
I'll be staying near PGE Park but intend to get a Trimet pass for the week so I can get around town.