The trendy Ace Hotel in Portland has a really yummy restaurant called Clyde Common. The scene is totally hip(ster), but if you can get past the intense vintage mustaches and flannel - and if you can manage to get a server - the food's pretty rad.
It's classic new american (oxymoron, but you know what I'm sayin) fare - locally sourced ingredients, simply prepared in a way that showcases what went into the meal. Think a deconstructed steak sandwich with roasted tomatoes and padron peppers.
Dessert was a highlight. Peach shortcake done as a parfait - with panna cotta instead of yogurt (yummmm).
1014 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, OR 97205