Upscale, Portland

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    Wildwood Restaurant & Bar: On the Wild Side

    by Roadquill Written Jan 22, 2012
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    The menu items looked so good I ordered way too much.... but it was delicious. Located on trendy 21st Street in downtown West of the Pearl district (maybe it could be in the Pearl district), Wildwood is an upscale place with reasonable priced dishes a little on the higher end. I ordered three starters and it was too much. The bowl of mussels, with sun dried tomatoes could have been a meal, but I also added a citrus salad with pork belly and then a lamb osso bucco. Washed down with a Minervois from SE France. The service was great, the seating comfortable served on a linen set table. You can eat in the bar area, which tends to lessen the ambiance if you just want to enjoy drinks...The rest of the family enjoyed white truffel risotto, root ragout and lamb chops, (although the lamb chops came out rare and not the medium as ordered. The salads had too much dressing thus you should have it on the side. The wine list was very eclectic, with reasonably priced local wines to some really higher end Bordeauxs.

    Favorite Dish: The truffle risotto was great as well as the lamb osso bucco.

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    Jake's Famous Crawfish: Famous seafood since 1892

    by TheTravelSlut Written Nov 24, 2011
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    Jake's is a landmark in Portland since 1892 and has been rated one of the Top 10 seafood restaurants in the USA. It also features the oldest St. Patrick's Day celebration.

    Their menu is printed twice daily. Many celebrities and VIP's have dined here.

    Name just about any seafood or fish and they probably can serve it:

    Trout from Buhl, Idaho
    Catfish from Isola, Mississippi
    Ahi Tuna from Hawaii
    Fanny Bay oysters from British Columbia

    Their signature dessert is the "The Chocolate Bag" consisting of a bag filled with white chocolate mousse, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and topped with fresh whipped cream and served with raspberry coulis.

    Jake's features many Pacific Northwest wines to pair with their food.

    Favorite Dish: I had the chef recommended Wild Coho Salmon which was from Puget Sound in Washingtona nd grilled with fresh dill beurre blanc on a cedar plank with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes for $19.80.

    Outstanding!

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    Upscale: "The Grill"

    by aquatic Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    I had to book this one a day ahead and even then got early time. But I don't regret it. I asked for the table by a window and I got that. The view was just wonderful. The city washed in evening august sun was almost gold... Ah-h, would stay there forever, too bad, cannot eat a lot:)
    Food: I loved everything except the desert, considering that I chose a wonderful wine, and the wine was the best!
    Service was outstanding!

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    Voleur: Late night snack and drink

    by deWilde Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Voleur is located on 1st street in downtown Portland. The location is obvious if you are riding the MAX or parking behind Kells, otherwise is it not off a main drag. The restaurant was opened a few years back and they have spent a lot of time working on the interior and making it feel like a great place to socialize, eat and listen to bands. It really is a great place to try at least once and since they are off the main drag it is not too difficult to grab a seat.

    As you well know I am a huge fan of the happy hour and Voleur has a great one to offer. The Chicken Satay is tender and is perfectly seasoned. They serve the two satay chicken skewers with a spicy mustard dipping sauce, however, the chicken s fabulous with or without the sauce. I live their home cut fries and the berry habanero sauce. It is sooo great and I would dip anything in it. The fried work as a nice plateau as they offer a neutral medium in which to taste the sauce. It’s really s about the sauce for me on this dish although the fries were perfectly crunchy on the exterior and tender inside. I’ve tried the crab cakes and they were okay, nothing to write home about through. I still prefer the ones at Jakes Grill.

    Favorite Dish: I am all about the berry habanero sauce - YUMMY!

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    Upscale: Dragonfish Asian Cafe

    by mcpangie Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    I found Dragonfish Asian Cafe in Portland to be very reasonably priced compared to what I'm used to. The service was somewhat slow. You can make reservations, or order on line. A nice option if you are staying downtown.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Orange Peel Beef - made with asparagus, snap peas, green and red peppers and cashews. It was wonderful. It only cost $13.45. My whole dinner was close to $30 including a wonderful side of California Roll sushi and a beverages.

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    Besaw's Cafe: Tuesday Night Special!

    by Shaft28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On Tuesday's they have a dinner for two selection for $35.99 which includes wine, soup, salad, entree and dessert. All fantastic and you have several of each item to choose from. Loved the red wine, enjoyed the chili very much, the salads were simple yet exactly what was needed and wonderful dinners. ost of us had the blackened catfish. Although not traditional it was very good. Very fresh and a large serving over sweet potatos and green beans with a pear chutney. One ofther had the pesto shrip and he enjoyed it. We all went for the brown betty which was superb. I have to say, an amazing meal for a great price and the chef served most of the dishes to us. Seems like a really good guy and gave my fiancee a hard time for skipping one course. Highly recommend, great local feel and selection of comfort food.

    Favorite Dish: Price vaires, the Tuesday night special seems steep- the the value is unbelievable.
    For a typical entree, the prices are very reasonable.

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    Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar: Dowtown Pac NW Seafood

    by Shaft28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Southpark boasts some of the most creative seafood and NW dished in town, as well as one of the best stocked wine selections.
    Upscale, yet you can still see a local in jeans here- it is Portland afterall.

    Favorite Dish: The parchment chicken and any of the seafood specials are always excellent. My favorite is the plank salmon and the ahi tuna.
    Desserts are also to be mentioned, they are that good.

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    Higgins: Great restaurant and better bar

    by Shaft28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wrong Higgins!

    So I tried this place when my best friend Higgins was in town. It was excellent.
    Upscale restaurant with a bar that makes anyone welcome. Expect a wait.

    Favorite Dish: I love their pastas here. Very untraditional.
    They usually have a halibut that we enjoy and duck if that is your taste.
    The bar (or bistro) has a different menu that seems to be better priced. We lov eto pop in after a concert for a drink and dessert.

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    Ruth's Chris: Best Steak House in Town

    by Shaft28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I know this is a chain, but compared to the other steak houses...well there is no comparison.
    It is expensive, but you just can't beat their beef. (yes I am laughing)
    Locals may push for one of two other places, but that is only because they have been daunted at R.C. prices to try the superior meal. Fools.

    Favorite Dish: Filet mignon is the best. They tend to cook all their beef on the rare side, so it you like medium, order medium well to well.
    Side dished- love the lettuce wedge and the mashed potatos.

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    Le Bistro Montage: Good late night meal

    by Shaft28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ok, Montage hails as being a fine dinning place for Cajun/Creole/French place in a casual atmosphere - but it isn't that good. Best thing about it is the hours- 2am on weekdays and 4am on weekends.
    The waiters have a schtick of yelling and being somewhat snobby. Actually it is quite annoying.
    But the food is good (not great) especially after a few drinks at 3am.

    Favorite Dish: Honestly I don't love their oyster shooters. The jambalaya is fair, but my favorite is a special called Bobo. Too hard to describe.
    Nothing that outstanding on the menu, and I am going to marry a true Cajun so I know how good the food can be.

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    Savoy: "In a perfect world"...

    by steedappeal Written Nov 21, 2010

    A bit tough to find but I definitely agree with the "In a perfect world" quote on their website.

    I sat in the darker, more atmospheric bar area. Laid-back but knowledgeable service.

    There is an artisanal quality to the place that is appealing in all aspects of the food, cocktails and ambiance.

    Make sure to visit their sister restaurant ('Broder Cafe') next store, too.

    Favorite Dish: Fried cheese curds.

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    H50 Bistro & Bar: Hip place with great food

    by Herkbert Written Oct 3, 2010
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    H50 is located in the Hotel Fifty and is a pretty popular bar that also happens to serve some great meals. The interior is modern, yet comfortable. Noise was moderate despite the restaurant being crowded when we got there.

    The menu is diverse, with selections of sushi as well as local cuisine. The menu features local and organic ingredients and is full of delectable choices. Prices are very reasonable.

    We would definitely go back and would recommend it to others.

    Favorite Dish: We went with the Chef's Menu, which featured six courses matched with wines. All the courses were delicious, but two that stood out were the Halibut meatballs and the duck breast with house-made gnocchi. Excellent flavors and cooked to perfection.

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    clarklewis: Great northwest fare

    by Herkbert Updated Oct 3, 2010
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    Terrific restaurant located in the up and coming Portland warehouse district. Large former warehouse that is sparsely decorated but feels comfortable. Overall the service was very friendly and helpful. We never felt rushed and the meal was nicely paced.

    The food was all delicious. As we had anticipated, the food was very fresh with that farm to fork feeling - quality and organic prepared in a cutting edge way. We started by sharing an order of braised pork belly and an order of tagliatelle with a lamb ragu. For entrees, I had the rack of lamb, while Sue went with the Yellowtail tuna. Dessert was a fresh berry crisp and an apple cake. Oh, and the bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir, of course!

    Would definitely recommend clarklewis to everyone looking for a great meal.

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    Lucier: Amazing!

    by orcoastgirl Written Jul 29, 2008

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    This is a lovely addition to the Portland waterfront area, the food is true gourmet and everything we ordered was excellent. The food, service and ambiance were all of the highest standards.

    Favorite Dish: The egg appetizer with cavair, the Spring Pea Risotto and the Lemon Souflee.

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    Black Rabbit: It's all about the ale

    by Woodchuck42 Updated Nov 12, 2006

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    This is an upscale place that is not going to break the bank. Great wine list and ales on tap. The menu changes based on the seasons and what is fresh at anytime. Great place for a nice romantic get away. Bed and Breakfast is in the same building with a theater out back.

    Onsite winery and brewery. Fun little par 3 golf around the building. Herb garden, flower garden, and veggi garden.

    Favorite Dish: It's all very good.

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