OK - I got a chance to compare the Hilton vs the Red Lion, and for the stuff that needs to be worked out, the Red Lion (Vancouver, WA) won hands down.
So we will meet at an alcove I reserved at the Red Lion's "Restaurant at the Quay." It is to the right and up a few low steps as you enter the restaurant.
We will meet from 8pm to a little past 10pm.
They have a happy hour menu of munchies which they will extend to our evening event, but at regular prices.
Here's an unofficial sample list:
Walla-walla onion rings, parmesian crusted calimari,
side salads, lettuce wedges, fried shrimp, buffalo wings
hummus w/ flat bread, grilled artichokes, steamed clams
small pizzas, burgundy mushrooms, 1/4lb burgers,
small prime ridge sandwiches
Regular dinner and dessert fare are also available.
SEE YOU THERE!!!