Seldom seen (on these shores, at least) varieties of nigiri sushi, augmented by perfectly composed Japanese appetizers. Lunch for two $100.
Great Value Envelope-pushing yet comfortable hotel with a rotating collection of contemporary art installations. Doubles from $205.
Authentic storefront trattoria in Portland’s brick-sidewalked downtown. Dinner for two $100.
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Starwood amenities, but with a boutique sensibility. Doubles from $229.
The first sake brewpub outside Japan, complete with an impressive izakaya menu. Lunch for two $50.
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Rob Evans delights in taking vaguely discomfiting ingredients (tripe, tongue, whelks, seaweed, fried pickles) and transforming them into unpretentious, gloriously delicious dishes. Dinner for two $100.
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French and American classics from locally sourced ingredients, plus a panoramic view of Lake Michigan. Dinner for two $120.
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Imaginative, ingredient-driven food in a bustling space in the Warehouse District. Dinner for two $75.
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Zaha Hadid’s floating galleries alone are worth a visit.
Superbly curated emporium of women’s designer clothing and accessories.
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