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Saturday dinner in Portland - reservations crucial?


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Saturday dinner in Portland - reservations crucial?

unbeknownst | Apr 22, 2011 07:55 AM

Hi, taking a last minute jaunt to Portland tomorrow for my boyfriend's birthday, so we don't have much time to plan our meals. We'd like to have dinner somewhere nice enough to feel celebratory but not super fancy (maybe in the Local 188-ish range?). We've always visited on weekdays in the past, so we're concerned it'll be tough to get in anywhere on a Saturday night, and wondering:

- Which restaurants are the toughest tables to get, so that a reservation is absolutely crucial?

- What is peak time on Saturday nights in Portland, i.e. what time should we try to get in if we don't have a reservation? As early as possible?

- Are there any particular places that are great but easier to get in to last minute?

Thanks so much.

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