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Bar/Lounge/Drinks and Appetizers in the Pearl District

jodymaryk | Feb 4, 200803:38 PM

Hi, my husband and I are taking the train to Portland from Seattle at the end of the month for three nights and will have two days/two evenings free to explore the downtown and Pearl District. We are staying at the Benson and plan on walking but can be coerced into a cab if necessary. Instead of filling up on big meals at only one or two restaurants, we would rather pop into places that had a fun or interesting bar/lounge and have a beer/cocktail and maybe an appetizer. You know, kind of nosh our way through the day! Any suggestions on places that would be good for this type of dining? My husband loves a good microbrew and I adore a icy cold martini and we are pretty open and adventurous to anything, both food and drink. I have read through a bunch of the Portland posts, but at this point I am kind of confused as there seems to be a lot of great places to eat and we just want to sample as many as possible and find appetizers are a good way to get a feel for a restaurant. Thanks in advance for your help!

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