I'm back in NY after a week in Portland. I enjoyed lunch at Caprial's Bistro so much I ate there twice. The dinner menu is a bit pricey. Here's the website:
I enjoyed both dishes I had there, the sablefish and the hot as hell chicken. One time I had an appetizer, the NW clams, liked them, thought the fried wontons with it were nothing special. The first time I was there they had strawberry shortcake on the dessert menu, wonderful! The next time they didn't have it, their choices were various varieties of chocolate cake and creme brulee. These were too like items I could get in NY so I skipped dessert.
I got there via buses, I took the 15 from downtown Portland and changed to the 70. For visitors, go to the information center at Pioneer Courthouse M-F and you can get help with any of your public transportation excursions. Portland is an easy city to get around without a car.
I enjoyed the muffins and the multi berry square at Great Harvest Bakery. It's at Yamhill and 3rd Ave. Next to a stop on the light rail, MAX. Any MAX train will get you there. I had the tuna sandwich for lunch and was disappointed. Ordinary bread, ordinary filling and not much of it for $6.25 I brought some muffins and the berry square home with me and had the square today and will eat my muffins tomorrow.
The assessment I read on the board that Jake's Grill was a tourist joint was correct. Food was alright.
I visited the Nob Hill area and stopped in Fruition. Neat looking place but the potato soup I had contained potatoes that hadn't been cooked long enough, they were crunchy. I was so wet that anything hot in my stomach would do.