Here's a summary of a couple places I've been to in the last couple months:
410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
We went for my wife's birthday as they had a decent number of options that there Cow Dairy and Gluten Free. I'd never been for dinner, but it lived up to the hype as pretty much everything we had was on point including the drinks. Highlights were the Kale and Vegetable Salad, Ceviche, Coal cooked Sweet Potato and of all things their Parker House rolls. Seriously, the rolls were crazy good.. Also their take on a Manhattan "New Money" with smoked Vermouth was one of the best drinks I've had in recent memory.
Grand Army Tavern
901 NE Oneonta St, Portland, OR 97211 (basically across the street from Breakside on Dekum)
Their thing is that they start with a whole pig and break it down in house. I've tried their deconstructed sliders with a variety of different meat options but their spiced pork butt was by far the best highlight for me. I really hope they last as pretty much everything I've had from them was at worst solid.
Olympia Provisions SE
107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214
I feel like this always is one of the most underrated places town. Had their brunch for the first time with a traditional eggs Benedict and it was one of the best versions I've had largely due to the incredible sliced ham piled on underneath the eggs. Other people at the table had their biscuits and gravy and the Hash and everyone agreed it was one of the best brunches they've had in a while. Bonus was the lack of wait on Saturday Morning at 10am.
Yama Sushi NW
926 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Probably the wife and my favorite sushi place in Portland that we've been to (haven't been to Nodoguro). Fish is always topnotch and I while it's definitely not cheap, I always walk away feeling like you got your money's worth. Highlight was the sweet shrimp and the king crab nigiri.
1887 Main St, Washougal, WA 98671
My favorite spot in Clark County to eat as their breakfast is stupidly inexpensive for the quality of food and overall execution. Nowhere else north of the Columbia are you going to be able to enjoy Roseline's newest roast along with a really good seasonal scramble and really good huckleberry pancakes.
6700 NE 162nd Ave #713, Vancouver, WA 98682
You aren't going to see anything particularly unusual but you are getting will executed Thai Food in Vancouver. The Khao Soi was solid and the other dishes I've had have pretty good as well with good clean flavors. Their current dessert special is Mango, Black Sticky Rice, and a scoop and purple yam ice cream.
501 Columbia St, Vancouver, WA 98660
New BBQ place that's in the same building as Loowit and they smoke everything using Oak (Hence their name). Have been their twice and while it definitely gives off a hipster BBQ vibe and the food is generally pretty solid. First time had the Texas Trinity (SlicedFatty Brisket, Smoked Sausage, Pork Rib, with a side of Jalapeno Beans and Collards). All three mains were at worst solid withe the fatty Brisket and the Pork Rib being pretty good. I really enjoyed the Jalepeno Pinto beans and the collards were cooked about right. Unfortunately the wife's half chicken didn't have much flavor and seemed overpriced at $17 considering how small it was. Second time I had the Chopped Brisket Sandwich but was pretty disappointed as it seemed a little too lean and really relied on the sauce. By far the best in Clark county is still Daddy D's version.
So I just wanted to add that every time I try to visit this site using Chrome, it gets flagged as being deceptive/unsafe. That could be hurting the clicks.