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My Visit to PDX

Tracy L. | Feb 22, 2006 07:15 PM

After researching this board and Extra MSG's tip sheet two friends and I explored PDX's culinary scene. Two main elements dictated our eating. First, one member of the group doesn't eat pork, red meat, game, lamb etc. So some of our menu choices were quite limited. Second, with the exception of a few meals we shared everything. On one hand it is easier to split the check but on the other hand being a lamb lover I kept seeing wonderful lamb dishes that were off limits as a choice.

We got into town around five and joined some friends at the Portland City Grill for Happy Hour. It was really fun and the apps were tasty yet affordable and the cocktials slayed the thirst we developed during our plane flight.

The second night we went to Wildwood. I think because of the limitations on what we could order the dishes we chose ended up being very similar to each other. We had the Brown Sheep Farm Greens, Smoked Sturgeon and Sunchokes for staters and then progressed to the diver scallops with cauliflower and clay pot roasted chicken with a parsnip mash. For dessert we the Dagoba parfait, which was delightful.
The service at Wildwood was very attentive and helpful. I'd like to try a few of their other entrees before chiming in with an opinion.

The third day we had breakfast at Everett Street Grill. My friends had scrambed eggs and toast and I had the ricotta pancakes with marion berry compote. The pancakes were lovely but they over did it with the compote. My friends had the extra compote with their toast. That evening we went to Andina. Our menu was a little more varied. The hearts of palm salad, quinoa risotto and salmon special were all standouts. Our server was terrific, very knowlegdable and attentive.

We had a great time and I look forward to coming back to enjoy some more PDX culinary offerings.

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