My girlfriends and I are planning a long weekend trip to PDX and good news: we all love to eat. The majority of us eat healthy, meaning no red meat or pork, but appreciates good seafood (I LOVE oysters). The remainder of our group eats about anything providing it is prepared well. We tend to lean toward Mediterranean foods, such as Italian, Spanish and Middle Eastern Cuisines. We also enjoy Mexican food a la Diana Kennedy. Being able to share dishes is a definite plus with our group. We absolutely love wine and enjoy trying different cocktails. The musts for our group are good coffee, possibly a good brew pub, good wine that doesnt break the budget and places that are easily accessible to public transit (well be staying close to downtown). One member of our group is celebrating a significant milestone birthday, so a good bakery or café featuring outstanding desserts would be wonderful. Im pretty sure she likes chocolate. Budget is not a huge concern; however, expensive places would limit our exploration, so wed like to stick to reasonable to moderate places that dont mind family style diners.
Thank you and I look foward to your responses.