The best food I have had in Portland. Hands down. I made reservations on a Friday night and my table was ready promptly. I actually didn't have a terrific first impression, as it was later in the evening and it was quite loud (it's a very small dining room, directly connected to the bar). As soon as my first dish came, my impression immediately changed and I was in love.
The sweet potato soup was a fairly generous portion, and it was absolutely delicious. I also ordered the Caiola's burger, and it was, without question, the best burger I've ever had. It came on bread, with bacon and cheese and a side of sauteed onion and a chipotle mayo, with tater tots. It was an exquisite combination of foods, and a perfectly cooked burger.
For dessert , I had the chocolate hazelnut semifreddo, and it was just an amazing end to a perfect meal.
If you are trying to decide where to go next in Portland, this should be it. I just wish they were open for lunch, too, everyday!