Small, but unique, beer selection, large bottled wine selection; lively but intimate atmosphere; reasonable menu of diverse game and meats...until you are told by the server that they are "small plates, meant to be shared. For a group of this size (6) you could probably order the whole menu." She left, and we rolled our eyes, since each dish ran around $12. I ordered the roasted carrots ($5) which were delicious, of course, and sampled the braised rabbit leg, as well as the brussel sprouts, kielbasa, and some polenta.
For $8-$10 you can get a great breakfast sandwich involving some combination of fried chicken, cheese, gravy, bacon, eggs, pork, sausage, more cheese, and apple butter. They serve Stumptown coffee, and the side of hashbrowns looked like a nice addition. There's very little seating indoors, and depending on what time you go, there is a line out the door, but if the weather's nice, it's a pleasant wait, and the line moves quickly (10-15 minutes or less, I'd say). You can also order the food to go.
The Portland Farmers' Market - Portland Park Blocks
On the first day of spring there were babies and puppies EVERYWHERE. If this freaks you out, best go to Whole Foods instead. But if you are okay with small things that frolic or are carried in marsupial pouches by fresh-faced owners (parents?) then you should check out the lovely produce, gorgeous bursts of cut flowers, and edible delectables here. The people-watching is pretty top-notch, too.
(Photo credits are from each of the venue's respective websites).