I asked this question on Portlandfood.org but thought I might get more input here. I am looking for a "typically Portland" place, preferably Downtown or maybe close in NE or SE, that can host approx. 100 people to hang out, listen to a soul DJ, eat GOOD hors d'oervres and have some drinks over the course of a few hours. I wanted to have it in the Stumptown Downtown but don't think it is possible there.
Any ideas? We want it low key but nice. People have suggested Noble Rot, which is a good idea...but any others along this line? We don't have a lot of $$$$$ either.