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Portland for 5 days - Need recs

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. We loved Portland, unfortunately I sprained my ankle so we didn't get to most of the restaurants we wanted. However, we did get to a few.

The first night we ate dim sum at Departure on the roof of The Nines. It was dark and we were outside on the roof so we couldn't see the food, so we lost the pleasure of seeing the artfulness of the preparation - we basically ate blind so everything was by taste. The bartender gave us the suggestions, we were so tired after our flight, and he didn't steer us wrong. We had the Departure Wings, Shrimp Har Gau, Shiu Mai, Pork Spring Rolls and Kani Avocado Tobiko Roll (very spicy - watch out). The highlight were the wings, absolutely delicious - boneless wings with a lovely delicate crust, nothing like I expected, addicting. The spring rolls were light and delicate, the shiu mai was a traditional dumpling, good but nothing special; the shrimp har gua was very good and you get the whole shrimp on the plate, very crunchy and lovely. Very pricey, but you can't beat the view. Very hip as well, we felt very under dressed in our jeans and traveling clothes.

We also ordered lunch at the Urban Farmer and I had the best chicken sandwich I think I have ever had. The chicken had the most flavor, was juicy, cooked perfectly and just charred on the outside, wonderful! The fries were crispy and had a wonderful flavor as well. Plus the lunch portions were only $10 compared to dinner prices of over $25. Definitely a great place to check out for lunch if you are on a budget.

We ordered the pastrami sandwich from Kelly and Zukes and it was mouthwatering! Tender generous slices of pastrami that just melted in your mouth! We ordered one sandwich, potato salad (your ordinary red potato salad, good but not great), a potato knish (not too memorable) and a lemon bar (very tart and refreshing, slightly soggy crust) - it was plenty for two. Since I couldn't walk, we ordered from Delivered Dish online. Great service and perfect if you can't get out to the restaurant. We also ordered dinner from Basta's using Delivered Dish. The food was forgettable and bland, however the Caesar salad was fair.

We did get to try one cart before I turned my ankle The Schnitzelwich at Tabor is a must for anyone! Perfectly breaded pork, sweet paprika spread, airy Ciabatta bread and caramelized onions - OMG! It was sooooo good! I am salivating thinking about it!

Tauscher Chocolates was just around the corner and we stopped in for a champagne truffle. YUMMMM! Unfortunately we didn't get back to take some home.

Sunday afternoon we took a cab to Ocean City Seafood. It was quite a long $25 cab ride to a less than desirable part of town. The place was packed with families and the dim sum was good, but not the best I have ever had. Service was friendly, prices were good. However, since we didn't have a car and had to go from downtown, it was not a winning situation for us. We decided to walk a few blocks and take the bus back downtown and opt for the $2.50 ticket instead of another $25. I could see going there if you live in the area but I won't recommend it as a destination for someone without a car who is staying downtown.

So, all in all, I didn't get to experience Portland as I had hoped, but had some memorable lunches. I must go back to find out all that I missed! Thanks again for all the suggestions.

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Delivered Dish
1642 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Ocean City Restaurant
3016 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Urban Farmer
525 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204

Nov 07, 2010
klfarlowe in Metro Portland

Portland for 5 days - Need recs

Not going to Voodoo doughnut isn't a problem. Actually, my friend owns the Donut Plant in NYC, so I have had the best! Just curious.

I checked out Fin online but it may be over our price range. Looks very expensive, but very intriguing. Hummmm...

I think I must go to Pok Pok.

I am sorry to hear about Rimsky-Korsakoffee! I was looking forward to the crazy place. Any other suggestions for dessert and coffee?

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Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Aug 29, 2010
klfarlowe in Metro Portland

Portland for 5 days - Need recs

I will be coming to Portland from Athens, GA for 5 days in mid-October and don't want to miss any of the wonderful food that I am reading about on this board. I will be with a friend for a conference at the convention center, staying at The Nines (got a great deal!) from Wed - Mon. I feel that the heart of the city is the food and in order to get immersed, you have to go where the locals go. Don't have a ton of money, but would like to have one special meal that won't set me back a month's salary - no more than $50 pp. We will not have a car, but don't mind traveling by train, bus or taxi. Anyway, this is what I have gleaned as best bets so far from your oh-so worthy posts.

- Carts (I LOVE this kind of food!) Read about Addy's Sandwich Bar, Nong's Khao Man Gai and Tabos for the schnitzelwich.

- Kenny and Zuke's Deli. This is a must, so should we go for the sandwich or the brunch or both? Love pastrami and breakfast so I am torn! - We definitely would like to hit a Sunday brunch but can't get there until after 12.

- Portland Farmer's Market at PSU on Saturday morning. I hear I must check out the cheese tasting.

- Pizza. Either Dove Vivi Pizza or Apizza Scholls?

- Pok Pok for dinner?
- Toro Bravo for dinner? HELP!

- Rimsky-Korsakoffee for dessert and fun

- Voodoo Doughnut just for the heck of it.

- Ocean City Seafood for Dim Sum

- Thinking about seafood, but it looks like we will be there before the crab season.

Any other suggestions would be wonderful! Thanks Chowhounds!

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Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

Voodoo Doughnut
22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

Apizza Scholls
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Nong's Khao Man Gai
SW 10th and Alder, Portland, OR

Toro Bravo
120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

Ocean City Restaurant
3016 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Aug 28, 2010
klfarlowe in Metro Portland

Where do I take 15 football fans to eat?

Hi!
I am from Athens, GA (Go DAWGS!) and we will be heading out to Denver/Boulder for the Colorado/Georgia football game the beginning of October. We have leased a house above Idaho Springs and want to go out for one night to a restaurant in Denver or near Denver that can handle us, since it is closer than Boulder. This is a pretty boisterous group when we've had a few, so we can't do anything too nice. But, we all appreciate great food, local food, local beers and friendly folks. We have all kinds of tastes, but I wouldn't suggest Asian. Just won't happen! A lot of meat-eaters in the bunch as well. I lived in CO as a child and love the green chili with fresh tortillas.
Anyone have any suggestions for a bunch of hungry Bulldawgs from UGA?
Thanks!

May 08, 2010
klfarlowe in Mountain States

UGA Chowhound wants good eats in Phoenix

We got a reservation for the big table at the Rokerij. Richardson's and Dick's were already reserved. Thanks so much for all of your posts! We are planning on going to Tempe on Friday night to get into "game mode". I will take the suggestions and go forth into the wild west!!
Kat

Sep 14, 2008
klfarlowe in Southwest

UGA Chowhound wants good eats in Phoenix

Our new Uga VII will be there!! He is VERY handsome!

Sep 07, 2008
klfarlowe in Southwest

UGA Chowhound wants good eats in Phoenix

Wow, great suggestions! Richardson's sounds like our kind of place and I could introduce New Mexican cuisine to my friends. And it is not far from where we are staying. Chinobandito sounds intriguing. Thanks for the help!

Sep 07, 2008
klfarlowe in Southwest

UGA Chowhound wants good eats in Phoenix

A big group of us (10-12) will be going to Phoenix for the UGA vs. ASU football game the third weekend in September. We are staying in a house on N. Central (6000 block) and will be in town for 2 nights, not including Saturday night at the game in Tempe. What I would like to know from you experts out there is where do you suggest we chow down on Thursday and Friday nights? We will have a car, so that isn't a problem, but I know that the group doesn't like to drive too far to eat. Our age group is from 35-55 and we tend to be a little loud after a few martinis, so something too fancy would be out. We want good food and something that we can't find in Athens, GA. For instance, when we were in New Orleans, we had the best time in a run down little Oyster bar in the French market! I would also like to know of a few hidden gems for lunch. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks from Athens, GA!

Aug 21, 2008
klfarlowe in Southwest

Eating out in downtown Atlanta

I checked out the menu online and it looks fabulous! We are from Athens and do not have any French restaurants here. By the way, the kid is not coming! :)

Eating out in downtown Atlanta

Hey, has anyone out there been to Maxim Prime yet in The Glenn Hotel? We are coming into Atlanta for a concert and are staying at The Glenn. We thought we might try Maxim Prime, or if someone has a better suggestion that is close by, walking or Marta, I would love to hear it. We want to eat somewhere where my friend's 8 year old would find nothing on the menu that he would want (no chicken fingers, etc.)! Thanks!

Girls night out in SF

Thanks so much! We will check it out.

Girls night out in SF

Two part question:
I am coming to SF for 5 nights. There will be 4 of us girls, all over 35, and I want to take them out for a fun and memorable dinner. They aren't foodies, but are open to a really good meal. Asian is out because we are already going to the Slanted Door and one of my friends in not into Asian cuisine (we are forcing her to go to the Slanted Door). Anyone have any suggestions? Can't spend more than $50 per person and we can cab it to anywhere.
I was also wondering if there be any fresh Dungeness crab the last week of October? Is there a place to just chow down on those with a cold beer?
Thanks!

Laid back in Bradenton Beach/Anna Maria

Wow, such great suggestions! I am interested in Mr. Bones. I am originally from NC, so am partial to the pepper/vinegar sauce, eastern NC style BBQ. I also like the idea of the fishcamp feel. Looks like there aren't many cheap, cheap places on the island, so this is going to help us a lot!! I think the experience of the food is as important as the place...they go hand in hand.

Jun 16, 2007
klfarlowe in Florida

Laid back in Bradenton Beach/Anna Maria

Thanks Nick! I checked out the web site and this is exactly the kind of place I am looking for!

Jun 15, 2007
klfarlowe in Florida

Laid back in Bradenton Beach/Anna Maria

We are going to Bradenton Beach in July and want to know of any good, inexpensive local seafood hangouts and restaurants to try. We are on a budget and I can't stand chain restaurants. Any places on the beach or bay where we can just sit, sip a few, down a few oysters or whatever is in season? Also, is there anywhere to get a good Cuban sandwich on the island?

Jun 14, 2007
klfarlowe in Florida