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PDX this weekend...the goods?

equinoise | Nov 4, 200907:58 AM

Travelling from SEA to Portland this weekend. Looking at a saturday and sunday lunch/brunch for 2-3 diners, and a saturday dinner for 4-6; What to do?

The following restaurants have drawn my interest in the past and their menus are currently very appealing...which is best right now? Have heard that Ten01 had a chef transition.

Le Pigeon
Sel Gris

The price point at these seems very similar (entrees $25-32)--is there another Saturday dinner spot that would deliver equivalent or better food for less? On my last weekend visit to PDX we went to Toro Bravo, which I suspect can accomplish that. For the sake of value, then, I would not rule out substituting a non-NW/American place (read "ethnic") that is outstanding on a national level...like maybe Andina? A Lebanese joint?

For lunch, it seems a first-time visit to Pok Pok and either Scholls or Kenny & Zukes is de rigeur. Considering that we have other daytime activities planned is this goal feasible given wait times and seating logistics?

Much obliged.

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Sel Gris
1852 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Le Pigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

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

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