One place I have found to be good to drop in before dinner hour is Departure. Get there early and there's lots of seating with a view.
The photos are from when I stopped in back in December to enjoy one of their delicious mixed drinks. I don't remember which one this was but I did enjoy it.
Along with the yakitori chicken with a yuzu chili sauce and cilantro leaves. This was nicely grill with a bit of heat from the chili sauce.
Even the end of the maki roll that I ordered looked artistic.
I don't remember the type of fist that was in the maki roll that day. Might have been albacore. It was very good. I'm really picky about rolled sushi but I liked this one so much that I asked for a second roll.
Departure Portland website is here. Good for when you want a different view of things.