We walked around the Pearl District and stumbled upon Oba. Looked at the menu and decided to give it a try. Our waiter asked us if we had ever been there and we said no, we are from Atlanta. He took our drink order and came back with the Coconut Prawn Appetizer on the house. My husband had the prime rib and I had the swordfish. This was over 5 years ago and I think about that meal often. It was one of the best of my life. After we were done with dinner the owner brought us a banana fosters dessert on the house and thanked us for coming to try their restaurant. To be so nice to people from out of town just amazed me. I mean it's not like we were going to be repeat customers. I did however go back again for work and ate there twice in a 3 day period and I had a friend move to Portland and I recommended Oba to them and it has now become one of their favorite restaurants.