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NYC Chowhounders headed to Portland-Research Completed, would love your thoughts!

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NYC Chowhounders headed to Portland-Research Completed, would love your thoughts!

layatp | Aug 22, 2010 05:43 PM

I've posted this on portlandfood.org as well so am cross-posting just in case others have thoughts on our food itinerary below!

Hi all,
My husband and I are NYC foodies headed to Portland in October. We'll arrive Saturday afternoon and will be in Portland until Tuesday morning - we're spending a few days on the coast and in the wine region. We'll return the following Friday before we catch a flight back to NYC. I've done EXTENSIVE research but would love some input from locals. Here is how I made my selections: 1) Farm to table restos since Portland was in a pioneer in this 2) We have great ethnic restos in NYC including great Thai which is why Pok Pok is not on the list 3) We are staying at the Nines so any suggestions of nearby places for coffee and drinks would be great

Saturday arrival (around noon)
Lunch: Cafe Castagna for their burger (my husband loves burgers and I've heard good things about their fries)
Dinner: HH at Park Kitchen and then the food carts on SE 12th and Hawthorne

Sunday morning:
Coffee: Spella
Brunch: Simpatica Dining Hall or Arleta Library or Pine State Biscuits? Iam really torn since I love brunch and not sure which is best. We may also go to the Mount Hood/River Gorge area so the earlier the better so we can set out on our day trip.
Lunch: Pick up sandwiches at Laurelhurst Market
Dinner: Toro Bravo - i'm a little hesitant whether we should go here or try some other place since there are decent tapas places in NY.

Monday:
Coffee: Coffee Northwest
Breakfast: Perhaps just grabbing something at Coffee NW or at Ken's Artisan Bakery
Lunch: The lunch carts! Definitely want to check out Tabor
Brewery: Hopworks or Bailey's Taproom
Dinner: HH @ Clyde Common and Ten01 (if we can make it in time)

Questions:
1) I'd like to splurge on one last meal the Friday we return to Portland.. was thinking the Beast or Le Pigeon but would love thoughts on this. Don't really want to spend more than $40/person (including wine if possible?)
2) Any suggestions on what foodie items we can bring back? I'm thinking coffee for sure from Stumptown or Ristretto

THANK YOU!

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Clyde Common
1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Park Kitchen
422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Stumptown
4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

Simpatica Dining Hall
828 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214

Ken's Artisan Bakery
338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Pine State Biscuits
3640 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Laurelhurst Market
3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

Cafe Castagna
1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Arleta Library Cafe
5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Toro Bravo
120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

Bailey's Taproom
213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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