I'm headed to Portland this weekend, for the first time, to hang with my sister (Freshman at Reed College) and check out XOXO. Any recommendations? Where do the locals go?
Coffee: Extracto first and foremost, then Heart on Burnside, Barista, and most smaller shops will do you right.
Food: I'm vegan so I can't tell you where to get a good steak (though Beast does amazing on-site butcher work and I hear it's great.) Don't miss Sizzle Pie for pizza — best in town, there are some great carts and I think Andy has them all going to XOXO, Sweet Hereafter for pub food, and make sure you check out the scene up on Alberta...loads of good food up that way.