My wife and I are taking an impromptu trip to Portland this weekend would love some recommendations for a special occasion restaurant. It's her birthday and we'd like to go to a place with an exciting menu. (I realize we may not be able to get a reservation at this late date, but it's worth a try).
We're very adventurous eaters in terms of various world cuisines, but also love a fine Continental restaurant. Also, any recommendations for well-executed but modest bistros would be very welcome.