2039 SE Clinton St., 360-1281, stjackpdx.com.
[GALLIC GLORY] St. Jack is
resolutely anti-fad. Rather than fancying itself some imaginary
19th-century hunting lodge, this Clinton Street spot trans
1937 NW 23rd Place, 719-4599, noisetterestaurant.com.
[NORTHWEST GENTILITY] Portland’s
commitment to keeping it casual leaves little space for crisp, white
tablecloths. At Noisette, not only ar
219 SW 6th Ave., 688-5952, littlebirdbistro.com.
[LE BURGER] Little Bird is an
unusual find in a city of Portland’s size: a beautifully welcoming
bistro with the highest professional standards
2930 NE Killingsworth St., 227-2669, cocottepdx.com.
[FRENCH IN NAME] As Francolicious
as its name sounds, Cocotte is a bistro far more Pacific Northwest than
Parisian. That’s OK. Irrespective
132 SW 3rd Ave., 222-3187, bijoucafepdx.com.
[POWER BRUNCH] Maybe it says
something about Portland that our rulers convene not over old whiskey
and bloody meat in a wood-walled den, but over fluf