We will be in your fantastic land starting the Saturday before Easter; leaving the following Saturday. We will be in Portlan for the first 3 days and then renting an apartment in Burien the next 4 days.
I've read most of the posts for that last few months but would like some followup.
In Portland we will probably eat out every meal while in Seattle I may cook a few nights (it's what I do) It will be hard for me to pass up the plethora of products available to make myself, especially after being away from a stove/grill/xcooktop for 3-4 days. We will be traveling with out 13 year old daughter who has traveled to Europe 8 times in the past 6 years and will eat everything except frest tomatoes out of season. Also, I sell wine for a living and have a friend at work who owned restaurants in Seattle as well as being friends with a lot of the "hip" places there.
We will be staying in downtown Portland and are open for almost anything. Easter Sunday will hopefully include a plane ride around Mt. St Helens and then whale watching (all this for a good 6-pack of beer - recommendation wellcome - PLEASE). We love the Parisian-style Bistro scene which seems to be prevalent in Portland but are open for suggestions - We like to "graze" for a lot of interesting food, flavors and textures rather than sit down to 3 starters and 3 entrees.
In Seattle I will have the "cooking Jones" going on but will definitely be in the city for at least one great dinner (maybe sky's the limit?) as well as a few lunches while on the go. Other wise I'll be grilling halibut cheeks (or whatever is in season) and morels back at the house in Burien.
Thanks in advance for your help.