In April I'll be tagging along on my husband's business trip to Portland, which I've never been to before. We're from the San Francisco area, so I don't imagine food there would be as exotic to me as it was in, say, Door County, Wisconsin. But I am hoping to get as uniquely Portlandish an experience as possible in only three days.
We'll be staying downtown and won't have a car, and expect to do a lot of walking. I'm looking for places to go for lunch that I'll be comfortable doing on my own during the day (or maybe picnic supplies?), as well as places to go with my husband, and maybe his co-workers, at night.
I'm not looking to approach a French-Laundry level of expense and hysteria, but both splurges and holes-in-the-wall are interesting to me as long as they're Chowish.
Help will be very much appreciated.