Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully Pok Pok will be accomodating (for my wife as much as for the kids).
I have looked at Andina and will reexplore Higgins as a possibility as well. Appreciate the input!
I'll let you know about babysitting. Some friends of my local friend might be able to babysit but otherwise I'll let you know. Really kind of you to offer.
I am coming to Portland in late October and need some help for a wonderful meal but I have some logistical details. We will be travelling with our kids and want one night where we get a babysitter and eat without them. Instead we will join my friends making us a party of four. One of my friends is agreeable and likes good food but eats only vegetarian or fish.
As such, we are looking for:
(1) a place that TAKES A RESERVATION for a party of 4. I cant tell you how frustrating it is that most places in Portland only take reservations for parties of 5 or more. But when trying to negotiate with a babysitter, it’s really preferable to not spend obscene amounts paying someone to watch a child while I am waiting outside a restaurant to be seated.
(2) a few vegetarian/fish options scattered throughout the menu
(3) a local, somewhat casual feel – for example Le Pigeon (which I absolutely adore) or Park Kitchen – and not stuffy/formal
Also, we will be eating at Pok Pok the other night since my kids, despite only eating chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese, do surprisingly well with Asian.
Again, thank you very much!!