Equinox (830 N. Shaver St., 503/460-3333, 5–9 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 5–10 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun., $7–19) offers an international and eclectic menu and one of the city’s nicest alfresco dining spaces in a quiet courtyard just off Mississippi Avenue. You’ll face choices like sweet corn risotto with smoked mozzarella, a spinach salad with roasted Bing cherries and apples, or the Horns of Diablo, roast peppers stuffed with shiitake mushrooms.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel