My fiance and I will be in Portland on a travel layover for about 12 hours this Friday night. We are staying at a hotel on SW 6th Avenue, and should be arriving around 8pm. We made a deal that I'd choose and pay for the restaurant, and he'd gamely go along. No real parameters on price, but we'd probably prefer walking distance from our hotel (or a short cab ride).
I like and will try any cuisine; he prefers a slightly "safer" menu with something familiar like scallops, steak, or pasta. Any suggestions? I have looked at the menu for Ten01 and that's a possibility so far.