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One night in Portland and need restaurant and bar reccomendations...

There will be 6 of us. Sorry for the omission. What about this spot called Paley's Place? Any good?

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Paley's Place
1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Aug 12, 2010
WineInstructor in Metro Portland

One night in Portland and need restaurant and bar reccomendations...

Ok,

I am bringing a group from my restaurant to the Willamette Valley for a few days to tour wineries, taste, learn and eat. We would like to spend Saturday evening in Portland to have dinner and hit a few bars. The group is comprised of 28-33 year old foodies who will eat just about anything and know wine. We are all professional servers, bartenders, wine salespersons, etc. and work with a very unique French restaurant in our port of origin. Doesn't need to be fine dining but we want GREAT food and interesting wines and are willing to pay for it.

It would be fantastic if this restaurant were near a few choice bars with good cocktails, etc. but we will be in a rental car so won't mind driving a ways for a good bar to camp at. Or perhaps there is a district of interesting bars that would offer a few places to jump around to for the night.

I couldn't think of any better way to get recommendations than to ask my fellow Hounds. Thanks for any help you can provide. Trip occurs in a few weeks.

-WineInstructor

Aug 11, 2010
WineInstructor in Metro Portland

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