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Tabla Restaurant Review: While Tabla may no longer be the trendiest spot in town, it remains one of Portland’s most reliable and affordable spots for an elegant dinner. Grab a seat at the comfortable bar and order a glass of wine from the wide-ranging list or choose a creative cocktail. In the dining room, the prix-fixe three-course dinner is a good deal, especially since diners have many choices for each course. The menu focuses on what’s seasonable and local, such as a starter of marinated albacore tuna with chickweed and pea purée. Don’t miss the deceptively simple-sounding house-made pastas, particularly the sultry ribbons of noodles tossed with truffle butter and cheese, and the chard and ricotta ravioli. There’s typically one vegetarian entrée offered---next to the duck confit and New York steak. Add a three-glass wine pairing for a satisfying evening. For dessert, we suggest the pound cake with an inspired sweet corn gelato.