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Urban Farmer Restaurant Review: Housed in an open courtyard in the middle of the posh The Nines hotel with “walls” of leather-bound books, jars of pickled produce, and a field of wheat grass, this expansive restaurant is reached via an elevator whisking diners to a farm-like setting. The kitchen’s purveyors earn prominent placement on the menu, and pleasant servers can and will discuss each one like beloved relatives. The offerings, however, center around grass-fed steak, along with appealing sides that don't stray far from the steakhouse norm: creamed spinach, roasted foraged mushrooms, a fingerling potato tart. There are a few seafood and poultry alternatives for non-carnivores. Lunch presents more choices from the farm, but still in fairly standard preparations. Three types of basic salads --- Caesar, kale, and garden-variety greens --- may be enhanced with proteins such as flat-iron steak, wild salmon or maitake mushrooms. Desserts are comfort food classics such as Mud Pie and Rocky Road ice cream. Portland-brewed beers, Oregon varietals, and spirits from local distilleries are poured, as is a homemade moonshine aged on the premises. On weekends, enjoy brunch --- fried chicken and waffles with truffle honey perhaps? --- and a Bloody Mary bar until 3 p.m. Happy hour offers sophisticated enticements such as oysters, lobster salad, meatballs and beef skewers to complement the attractive setting.