We will be in Portland in two weeks(Thu-Sun) and will be staying at Hotel Nines. I have reserarched for a while and need your help with my choices. I need two lunches, two nice dinners, one casual dinner and two brunches. What do you think of this:
Ten-01 - Lunch or nice dinner, although I read that the chef is leaving at the end of the month(what a luck)
Bluehour - Lunch or brunch
Fenouil - Brunch
Sel Gris - Nice dinner, how far a cab ride is it from Nines?
Nicholas restaurant for casual lunch or dinner
Beast - Brunch
I also need one breakfast. I was thinking of Ken's bakery for Fri.
For coffee I was thinking of Coffeehouse Northwest and Stumptown.
Chocolate - Sahagun and maybe Cocoa
French pastry - Pix, although, I have read some mix reviews. Any others?
Gelato - Is Mio any good? if not looking for good gelato or ice cream with unique flavors
I also read about Beast for dinner(don't like communal at that price point), Le Pigeon( the menu seemed very basic),Paley's(menu items were not creative), Toro bravo, Pok Pok, park kitchen, Carlyle and Olea. Please help me, so many choices and not enough time. We are coming from Orange County, CA and I did notice Saucesupreme from the LA board has moved to Portland.