I'm going to be visiting Portland from NYC in May for a long weekend, and I'm really excited to try some of the Pacific NW cuisine, especially places that really use a lot of the local bounty.
From the research I've done on this board and other sites, seems like Higgins, Paley's Place, Heathman's, Wildwood and Bluehour are the top choices. What else would you guys recommend? Can anyone tell me more about them (atmosphere, service, outstanding dishes, lunch any good etc) and which ones you would recommend if I only had time for 2? I'm coming with my boyfriend so romantic place would be nice, but not necessary.
Also, would love a great brunch recommendation.
Thanks in advance!