We will be in Portland the first week of August, and are staying at the Mark Spencer Hotel. We have a few places we want to check out, which I will list below. We plan to have 2 dinners that will be on the pricier side, and hope to have 2 that are inexpensive/more reasonable, but not at a total dive. We like small plates, and often make a night of doing a bar/ food crawl so we can sample from different places. We would appreciate any recommendations relatively near the hotel or easily accessible by public transportation. Also looking for suggestions of breweries, distilleries, and of course happy hour!
From reading past posts, we are interested in Toro Bravo, Roe, and Ned ludd... But they seem to be far from where we are staying. We are hoping to go to one of those spots, but will need closer options as well.
Luc lac intrigues us, as it seems inexpensive and fun. We are open to all types of ethnic cuisines - Asian, sushi, Spanish, Peruvian, or any type of seafood. Not really looking for any traditional Italian or anything too heavy. Any suggestions and recommendations would be much appreciated.