For 2009 I've made a conscious effort to not dine at national corporate chain restaurants like Red Robin...and to dine at smaller local mom and pop hole in the wallish type places. So far this year I've found some really good gems. According to Food Network, and some of the celeb chefs on FN, Portland is among the top 5 cities for dining. Just recently Guy from Diners Drive Ins and Dives came to town and dinned at our best hole in the walls.
So BE...let me ask you, what are your 3 favorite local restaurants, and what is the standout dish that each restaurant serves?