I'm going to be traveling from SF to Portland over a week's time, and I'm looking for the "can't miss" places along the way. I'm more into hole in the wall but a great find type of restaurant, but I can go upscale as well. Off the boat type seafood places are especially favored.
Also, what's the best gringo-free chinese restaurant in SF Chinatown? I remember long ago meandering down some alleyway and going down some stairs, then having an awesome authentic chinese experience, but that could be any of a million.