This Thursday night I am flying out of PDX after a week in the wilderness for work (Detroit and Sublimity, OR) and looking for a good meal before I head back to the East Coast on the red eye. I have never been to Portland, so this needs to count!
I would like to get from the restaurant to the airport quickly (under 15 minutes). I am thinking a gastro pub: great food (ideally fresh/interesting vs. fancy), decent beer, not too much of a scene, but I also don't want to be the only one there.
The only good food recommendation on CH I found not to far from the airport was aviary. It looks amazing, but I am solo and I prefer to be at a bar when dining alone. Is there a bar to sit at?