One of my favorite places from our trip to Portland was Broder, a very cozy, little Swedish restaurant in the SE part of the city. We went to Broder for dinner on a cold, rainy night (actually the only night it rained on the trip) and it was perfect. The food was heart warmingly delicious, thankfully not too pricey - and the setting was quaint and casual. Everything was served in the most, simple cutest dishes and glasses - and the kitchen was completely open, giving it a very homey intimate feel.
There were only two guys working - one cooking, one serving. The server was great and very friendly. He talked to us for awhile and even suggested some places for to check out while we were in town.
I ordered a hot tea with cream and the Swedish Meatball dinner with potato pancakes and sautaeed greens for the sides. Everything was super tasty and hit the spot.
If you're ever in the area - I highly recommend!