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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Play in Portland’s Shadows


4. Insider's Tip

Simpatica Dining Hall  

Underground supper clubs have a cult following in these parts. Most are semi-secretive and nomadic, roaming from restaurants to farms to a chef’s backyard from week to week. But Portland being semi-socialist, they’re open to everyone (as long as you reserve ahead). Some favorites: Simpatica Dining Hall’s geographically themed weekend dinners ($45 without wine), and the East Side Dining Club’s monthly Sunday suppers held in new restaurants around town ($55; sample menu: “Pork, Pickles, and Preserves”).

Published on Oct 10, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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