Originally Posted by eglbc
The no reservations thing drives me insane. Seems like a pdx specific thing to have this aversion to reservations. On the plus side its made me a much better home cook.
I just moved here in November, and the no reservations thing is strange. I don't know that it's PDX specific so much as PDX has just taken to it the next level. Chicago had quite a few places with no reservations but not to the extent we're seeing here. That said, I've had great meals at Nobel Rot, Paley's Place and Imperial, and Biwa that were all reservations. Hopefully someone comes along and convinces the folks here that reservations can be a good thing.