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Portland-One Nice Dinner

My husband and I will be in Portland in late July and plan to have one nice dinner out. We're in our late 30's and love all types of food (fish, seafood, beef etc.). Food quality is important, but great service and nice atmosphere are also important. Price isn't a huge issue, but only if the food quality and experience are worth it. We are staying at the Hotel Monaco (old 5th Avenue Suites), and will not have a car, so someplace walkable or with available public transportation would be nice (we could cab - are cabs readily available in Portland?). I'm a wine lover, but my husband is a beer guy. The places I'm thinking about are:

- Higgins
- Park Kitchen
- Bluehour
- Caryle

Any thoughts or advise would be appreciated.

Jun 04, 2007
dersar in Pacific Northwest

Your "go to" restaurant in KC?

Good question. Our go-to place is probably Thai Place in Westport or Oklahoma Joe's BBQ. It depends on what kind of a mood we're in.

One SixtyBlue

Thanks for all the advise. I think we'll go to One Sixtyblue. We'll be in town for 2 nights, so we'll try one of the recommended places closer to our hotel the other night. Probably naha or one of the steakhouses - I went to MK several years ago when I was in town on business and was not impressed. The menu at naha looks great, but some of the posted reviews say the service is not good. Any opinions? Also, ljero, what is the tasting room? I tried looking it up online and can't find anything. Is it a bar? Winebar? Would love if it's a wine bar - perfect to hit after dinner for wine and cheese (I'm not a dessert person).

Feb 15, 2007
dersar in Chicago Area

One SixtyBlue

My husband and I going to be in Chicago early April and I'm thinking about One SixtyBlue for dinner. Not being familiar with the area, it looks to be pretty far from the city. We're staying at the Sofitel near the Watertower. Is it an easy cab ride?. Any other suggestions for dinner? We like nice, but not anywhere that requires jacket and tie or is too stuffy. Food quality (obviously) is important, but great service and atmophere are just as important to me. Husband is a steak/meat lover and I'm more fond of seafood. Expensive is fine. Thanks.

Feb 08, 2007
dersar in Chicago Area