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nanabee Jun 28th, 2012 04:19 PM

Restaurants / Portland, OR
Hope to make it up to Portland sometime this summer - any restaurant tips for new places? I just saw a recommendation for Screen Door at 2337 East Burnside. Your thoughts on this place would be appreciated.

spirobulldog Jun 28th, 2012 04:24 PM

Toro Bravo-great tapas
Stumptown Roasters for Coffee
Voodoo Donuts
Papa Hadyn's for dessert

Shar Jun 28th, 2012 04:29 PM

where are you staying? downtown? eastside?

pdx Jun 28th, 2012 04:35 PM

Nanabee - people LOVE Screen Door. I haven't been (I'm gluten-free, there just isn't much of a point as it's heavy on batter-fried things and biscuits) but I've heard lots of rave reviews.
Post which restaurants you've been to so we don't list the same ones. Though Toro Bravo is worth a return visit always.
Have you been to Le Pigeon? I haven't but I know it's going to be great. It was mentioned again in July's Sunset magazine.

jrjcolllins Jun 28th, 2012 06:02 PM

Screen Door is great ...... and very reasonably priced.

tomfuller Jun 28th, 2012 06:42 PM

Elmer's is a good choice for breakfast.

KBoen Jul 1st, 2012 06:03 PM

Andina tapas
South park
Papa Haydn's
Piazza Italia

halfapair Jul 1st, 2012 06:33 PM

Elmer's is a chain - there are so many GREAT places to eat in Portland, OR that are privately owned. My husband & I go to Portland once a year for a long weekend of dining, shopping and siteseeing.

Here are some of our favorite places:
<b>Andina</b> for Peruvian Tapas - you <i>must</i> make a reservation for this place.
<b>Veritable Quandry</b> for brunch, great bar scene, dinner
<b>VoodDoo Donuts</b> Of course!
<b>Saint Honore Boulangerie</b> Fantastic for breakfast. I guarantee you willl feel like you're in Paris at this place!!
<b>A Cena</b> for great Italian, homemade pasta, and wine. Reservations recommended.

lcuy Jul 2nd, 2012 02:34 AM

When are you going, Nanabee? I'll be there July 4-11. Helping g'ma pack up her apt.

pdx Jul 7th, 2012 09:45 AM

nanabee Jul 17th, 2012 06:47 AM

Shar staying with family in SE, but have a car and public transport is so awesome in PDX.

Spirobulldog, I love Toro Brovo and can't wait to try Voodoo Doughnuts. I've heard so much about them and they were highlighted on a Food TV show recently.

PDX, Thx for the web site. I love Le Pigeon and didn't know it had a mention in Sunset.

halfpair, St. Honore is my favorite. Will also check out Veritable Quandry and La Cena which I've not heard of.

lcuy - sorry I missed you -- I'll be there mid August. Hope everything went well with the big move.

Thanks to tom, jrcollins, and Kboen for your suggestions as well! :)

mrtdm Jul 28th, 2012 07:38 AM

we are staying downtown in Portland, but i have a rental car so travel is no problem

nanabee Feb 19th, 2013 04:24 PM

Wanted to bring this up again. Ox on M.L.King was recognized and give a James Beard Award. Has anyone been there and what's your recommendation? Is this a fairly new restaurant?

mms Feb 19th, 2013 05:00 PM

It has been open for about a year, so no it is not new. I haven't been there, but have heard good things. It is heavy on the meat, if that matters to you.

nanabee Feb 19th, 2013 07:51 PM

thanks mms. i don't mind meat - i eat it rarely but do enjoy it especially if it's a really good restaurant.

5alive Feb 21st, 2013 11:43 AM

We tried to go and it was a 2.5 hour wait. That was long even compared to Toro Bravo (1-1.5 hrs) that night. Just to warn you. Ambiance was cool from what I saw.

nanabee Feb 21st, 2013 01:17 PM

Yikes! If they do lunch maybe we will do that instead or a very early dinner.

5alive Feb 21st, 2013 11:05 PM

Go early, go on a weekday. You give the waitress your number and they call you while you wait at the bar. We didn't have that luxury of waiting that particular night as we had somewhere to be later. We ended up calling and getting a random last table at Paley's Place; steelhead was amazing.

We don't go out often so you may make it there before us. Post back....

hopingtotravel Mar 7th, 2013 07:45 PM

Breakfast: Tin Shed on NE Alberta, or the place downtown on Stark (is it Mother's? I think).

nanabee Mar 8th, 2013 04:32 AM

5alive, I went to Paley's Place years ago - was very impressed.

htt: When my DD lived in NE I went to the Tin Shed often with my little granddaughter in tow, we loved it.

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