Mio Gelato is a downtown/Pearl District favorite, serving creamy handcrafted gelato in a dizzy array of flavors, grilled panini, pizzas and Illy espressos. Expect it to be mobbed any night in the summer.
As far as fine dining in Beaverton goes, this is probably the pinnacle. The nice, warm, wood-accented bar and dining room may or may not be in need of an update, nonetheless it is comfortable and quite often bustling with patrons. The menu is updated seasonally and the food stays primarily in the "surf" and "turf" realms. with decadent deserts and almost anything you can imagine to drink.
This warmly hued, multi-room, upscale restaurant in the Pearl serves boldly flavored creative nuevo Latino food and cocktails. It's a super-popular place among the Pearl-dining types, so you can imagine the crowd. Vegetarian, wheat free, and other dietary needs can be catered, just ask your server.