I surprised my wife last night with dinner at Junki Yoshida's new restaurant, Riverview. It's just down the street from us. Talk about conveniently located! Riverview is currently open for just dinner, but you better call for reservations, it's quite busy every night.
Although the inside of the building is beautiful, we decided to sit outside next to the Sandy River, amongst the towering fir trees.I had cornish game hen, and my wife had tuna steak marinated in ginger soy sauce. The food was great in both presentation and flavor.
For dessert, the Mrs. had creme brule', and I had lemon cheesecake. Wow. Now that was some cheesecake. Perfection. Combining the great food with the whispering fir trees, it was the best kind of camping possible!
The service was fantastic, thanks to our waiter John. While talking with John, he told us he worked days at the always great Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant. He was kind enough to recommend which tables had the best view of the falls. (And I'm not telling!)
If you're familiar with Troutdale, Riverview Restaurant is at the site of the old Hagar's pub at the foot of the Stark Street Bridge. If you're not familiar with Troutdale, just drive straight out on SE Stark until you can't go any further. Or just go to their web site for directions.