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hey guys, gonna be in town next thursday. definitely planning to stop by and say hi/check out some goods. any recommendations for places to grab lunch?
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hey guys, gonna be in town next thursday. definitely planning to stop by and say hi/check out some goods. any recommendations for places to grab lunch?

Portland is now one of the top food cities in the country (really).  We have the highest number of restaurants per capita than any city in the nation--beating out San Francisco--so I doubt you'll be disappointed.

 

Off the top of my head: Eventide (oyster bar and fantastic seafood...not a fried clams/steamed lobster place, though), Duckfat (the best fries on earth, cooked in--you guessed it--duck fat), Central Provisions (tapas style, just declared top 10 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit), Paciarino (fresh pasta with 4 selections each day for lunch), Pai Men Miyake (japanese noodle bar), Thirsty Pig (house-made sausages and good beer selection), etc....and all of those are in walking distance from PDG.  If none of that appeals to you and you want other recommendations, let me know...and I'm sure the PDG guys can you give recommendations while you're in town, too.

 

Edit: be forewarned that a lot of the restaurants on Commercial St are aimed specifically at tourists and the food isn't as great as some of the other parts of town.  Most of the stuff on that street won't be as special as what you'll find elsewhere, as it's higher rent places aimed at high turnover and capitalizing on tourism rather than good food year round.  

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Portland is now one of the top food cities in the country (really).  We have the highest number of restaurants per capita than any city in the nation--beating out San Francisco--so I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Off the top of my head: Eventide (oyster bar and fantastic seafood...not a fried clams/steamed lobster place, though), Duckfat (the best fries on earth, cooked in--you guessed it--duck fat), Central Provisions (tapas style, just declared top 10 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit), Paciarino (fresh pasta with 4 selections each day for lunch), Pai Men Miyake (japanese noodle bar), Thirsty Pig (house-made sausages and good beer selection), etc....and all of those are in walking distance from PDG.  If none of that appeals to you and you want other recommendations, let me know...and I'm sure the PDG guys can you give recommendations while you're in town, too.

Edit: be forewarned that a lot of the restaurants on Commercial St are aimed specifically at tourists and the food isn't as great as some of the other parts of town.  Most of the stuff on that street won't be as special as what you'll find elsewhere, as it's higher rent places aimed at high turnover and capitalizing on tourism rather than good food year round.  

All of the above are great stops, as mentioned above Portland is an amazing city for food. I would add that if you are in a rush and don't want to go to a sit down spot you should check out Blue Rooster. It is a newish sandwich shop that whips up some of the most delicious sandwiches I've ever had and is only about a block away from PDG. Also if you get the chance swing by Gorgeous Gelato, which is also about a block away from PDG, for the best gelato you can get without going directly to Italy.
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i was just there a month or two ago. huge second on central provisions. if you're looking for a morning bagel/coffee, Standard Baking Company. drinks at Hunt + Alpine Club and Vena's Fizz House (non-alcoholic but really good mixology and they can tell you what cocktails to make with their tonics/bitters/etc).

 

oh and the PDG store is amazing. my girlfriend loved it too- they have a great women's section. 

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I get up there once a month or so for business and stop by PDG every so often. Great store, I've picked up a handful of EG pieces over the years.

Couple of spots that haven't been mentioned (from a non-local):

Benkay, Sushi
Nosh Kitchen, burger
Bard, Coffee
Crema, Coffee
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I get up there once a month or so for business and stop by PDG every so often. Great store, I've picked up a handful of EG pieces over the years.

Couple of spots that haven't been mentioned (from a non-local):

Benkay, Sushi
Nosh Kitchen, burger
Bard, Coffee
Crema, Coffee

Crema is no longer.  Was bought by Ancora, and (imho) isn't nearly as good, but that could all be in my head.

 

Benkay is really darn average sushi, and in a town with so many great options, it strikes me as a shame to go there.  If you want cheap and surprisingly fresh sushi, go to King of the Roll (zero ambience, but cheap/fresh).  If you want to go all out, go to Miyake (the full restaurant, not Pai Men...the noodle bar).  Yosaku is also really good.  All 3 are walkable, with King of the Roll being the farthest away (10 blocks?).

 

Nosh is good, but I really don't like their burger (part ham, part beef to make it a "hamburger"...get it?!).  That said, they make an amazing pork belly reuben, and make some kickass cheese curds, so if you're looking for high quality "disco food," they're certainly worth a stop.

 

Sorry to bog down this thread...now back to PDG stuff!  (Have I mentioned that PDG is truly my favorite store in New England?  Better selection and staff than anywhere else that I know of in New England.)

 

Edit:  Hey Dustin...did you get those chunky cashmere cardigans in yet that Michael was talking about?

post #83 of 83
thanks for the recs guys! had forgotten about duck fat, so a soup/salad and some fries from there is looking like the lunch of choice. i'm in town for a work conf. so won't have a ton of time, but will deinitely check out the shop during my lunch break.
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