Originally Posted by deejaysoy
Good info in this thread about PDX. I am looking forward to my trip this weekend to watch the OKC Sonics. Just wanted to see if you guys could help me a little more. Thanks!
For retail looks like - PSG, Blackbird, Tanner Goods, Frances May, Blackshop, SAKS outlet
Food - Ping, Bunk, Little Bird, Tasty N Sons, Taro Bravo, and maybe Andina.. Any other absolute places in the Pearl? Good food spot with solid night life, or maybe thats Andina?
Any recs on Hotels? currently staying at ACE, but just for one night. I got it through Gilt and cant extend it. Modera or 50?
Good Street Trucks? Only been to Koi.
Any other must do things?
I think Pok Pok is a must do. They just opened up a mini-pok pok starting...tomorrow. But go to the original. I really liked my breakfast at Kenny and Zukes which is next to the Ace Hotel. Great corned beef hash. As for food in the pearl...andina is decent the first time didn't wow me on consecutive visits as much. Not really a night time hangout but there are several bars in the area (Vault martini lounge, etc). I REALLY liked Pine Street Biscuits (I didn't have much of a wait but that was unusual). Toro Bravo is awesome, as is Tasty-n'Sons. Really liked my "Le Pidgeon" burger at Little Bird. Everyone loves the Screen Door but I haven't made it out there.
For Hotels, I really liked the Hotel Monaco which is a Kimpton property. For budget, I stay at the Paramount which is not as nice as monaco but its on the park blocks and right by pinoeer courthouse square.
Retail: Check out the Lizard Lounge. Blake on 23rd. Winn Perry if they happen to still be open. Maybe John Helmer if you want to check out some walking canes, umbrellas and hats.