Saturday, December 15, 2007

Your Portland Suggestion Box --- HERE

I'm in Portland Oregon this coming Tuesday evening for a few hours before heading to the airport. I've been told that I have to have dinner at Le Pigeon, which from the looks of the menu and wine list, should be a pleasure.

Anyone have any other Portland suggestions for a Brooklynguy with a few evening hours on a late December solo Tuesday evening? I'd be eternally grateful. C'mon, don't be shy - tell me what I can go do with myself.


Anonymous said...

I was in Portland a few months ago and had a great meal at Castagna ( Very good wine list here also. Le Pigeon was highly recommended to us also, but we couldn't get a table the night we tried. We also liked Tabla ( We also ate at Paley's Place, but didn't think it lived up to its reputation and stratospheric prices. Service was not good and food was not as good as the other two places. Perhaps we went on an off night.

Anonymous said...

Personal favorites: Le Bouchon (French), Wildwood (NW), Hurley's (French).

Anonymous said...

Drink beer!

I'm not kidding. It should be easy to find one of the terrific brewpubs scattered all over town.

Brooklynguy said...

thanks you all! i will look up those places and see what's what. i really appreciate the recommendations. Jason - have you tried le pigeon and you prefer the others, or not yet tried pigeon? nickg - thanks for the info on paley's place - good to know that i should cross it off my list.

Brooklynguy said...

whoops - het steve l - i did that last time i was there and LOVED it - just some little place in downtown near the marriot and it was so good and so cheap. i was very surprised and impressed.

Unknown said...

Well I realize you only have a
couple of hours however there is
a great Wine shop called Strohecker's
at 2855 SW Patton Road, Portland.
The phone number is 503 223-7391.
I spoke with Richard John is the main guy. They have 2500 bottles of wines. I inquired about Loire wines. They have some reds. I really do not about getting the wines back. I know Strohecker's did ship. I was there in 1991. Also my girlfriend when she visited there used to bring back some hard to find wines. Just a thought.

Unknown said...


Le Pigeon is terrific. The wine buyer is an ex-pat New Yorker (& former wine director at Craft). Food and atmosphere is both thoughtful and fun.

You should also check out - I kid you not - Voodoo Doughnuts on SW 3rd.

I, too, have had a not-so-good experience at Paley's (bad service and food poisoning), but did really enjoy Wildwood, across the street.

...and, of course, spend some time at Powell's Books.

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Brooklynguy said...

thanks very much Sheila. I may not get to the SW part of town, so that makes Strohecker's kind of tough, but there's always next time. that's a part of town i want to visit - vever been down that way.

and thank you too Dave - i think i'm going to try Le Pigeon and if i can't get in, i have some other good recs thanks to the folks above.

Jeff said...

Since you are dining at Le Pigeon you could always hop down a couple blocks to the Douglas Fir Lounge and see who's playing.

Brooklynguy said...

Sounds like a plan Jeff - if I can't get in, I'm there. Thanks for the rec.

SB Wine Advocate said...

If you have time, and perhaps to recover from your fish soup experience. Try Jake's
401 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205-2397
Phone: (503) 226-1419
Its one of my favorites when I go to Portland. Great seafood!

ARBeck said...

I don't know how much time you have there, but if you get a chance try Pok Pok. Best Thai food I've ever had.

Normally I'd suggest Apizza Scholls, but since you are from New York, you probably can get better stuff there.

Brooklynguy said...

thanks sally - i walked by Jakes, but it was 7:30 am - too early to go. appreciate the suggestion though.

hey andrew -i heard of pok pok, but didn't make it. i had one dinner, and i went to le pigeon. so many other places to try also. thanks for the suggestions.