The Best Restaurants and Bars & Food Business in Portland 2012!

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, 61 different bakeries were nominated and over 1000 votes counted. The top two winners received 35% of the vote between them. Six others followed closely, and then the bottom fell out. A relatively new business, Kim Boyce’s Bakeshop made a good showing. Here are the results.

Out of 1002 votes:

1. Ken’s Artisan Bakery – 20% of the vote. 338 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland OR 97214  Map  (503) 248-2202  My review

2. Little T American Baker – 15% 2600 Southeast Division St., Portland, OR 97202  Map (503) 238-3458

3. Pearl Bakery – 6% 102 Northwest 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209  Map (503) 827-0910

4. Fleur De Lis French Bakery & Cafe – 5.9% 3930 Northeast Hancock Street  Portland, OR 97212  Map  (503) 459-4887  My review

5. Saint Honoré Boulangerie – 5.8%  My review

  • 2335 Northwest Thurman Street  Portland, OR 97210  Map  (503) 445-4342
  • 315 1st St Lake Oswego, OR 97034  Map  (503) 445-1379

6. Nuvrei – 5.6% 404 NW 10th Avenue,   Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 972-1700

7. Baker & Spice - 5.6% 6330 Southwest Capitol Highway  Portland, OR 97239  Map  (503) 244-7573

8. BakeShop – 5.5% 5351 Northeast Sandy Boulevard  Portland, OR 97213  Map   (503) 946-8884

9. Grand Central Bakery -4.19%  Map

  • 2249 NW York St., Portland 97210 (503) 808-9860
  • 1444 NE Weidler St., Portland OR. 97232  (503) 288-1614
  • 714 North Fremont St., Portland, OR. 97227 (503) 546-5311
  • 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR. 97214  (503) 445-1600
  • 3425 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland OR. 97219 (503) 977-2024
  • 7987 SE 13th Ave., Portland OR. 97202 (503) 546-3036

10. Lovejoy Bakers – 3.4% 939 Northwest 10th Avenue  Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 208-3113

You can see the rest of the 2012 Reader Survey results here

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In 2011, the voting went Bunk Bar, Beaker & Flask, and Slow Bar. This year the order has changed a bit, as Interuban has shaken things up. As Tanuki has been moving around over the past year, this is a good showing for them.

Out of 952 votes:

1.  Beaker & Flask – 7.3% of the vote.  727 Southeast Washington Street Portland, OR 97214   Map  (503) 235-8180

2. Interurban – 5.7%  4057 North Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227  Map  (503) 284-6669

3. Bunk Bar – 3.8%  1028 Southeast Water Avenue #130  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 894-9708

4. Slow Bar – 2.7% 533 Southeast Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 230-7767

5. Bar Avignon – 2.5%  2138 SE Division St., Portland OR 97201  Map  (503) 517-0808

6. Bridgeport Brew Pub - 2.4%  1313 NW Marshall St., Portland OR. 97219  Map  (503) 241-3612

7. Rum Club – 2.3% 720 SE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97214  Map

8. Grain & Gristle – 2.2% 1473 Northeast Prescott Street Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 298-5007

9. Tanuki – 2.1%  8029 Southeast Stark Street  Portland, OR 97215  Map  (503) 477-6030

My favorites in this category are Tanuki, Beaker & Flask, and Interuban, although the only one I’m really not a fan of is Bridgeport.

You can see all the Reader Survey 2012 winners here

 


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This survey question was for “Best Bar – Excluding Food”. Last year Teardrop Lounge was knocked off of its perch by Beaker & Flask, but it has regained its footing by a healthy margin. The Rum Club made a great showing for a new business.

686 votes were cast:

1. Teardrop Lounge  – 12% of the total vote. 1015 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209. Map (503) 445-8019

2. Rum Club – 9.3%. 720 SE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97214. Map

3. Beaker & Flask – 8.7%. 727 Southeast Washington Street Portland, OR 97214.  Map  (503) 235-8180

4. Clyde Common – 5.8%. 1014 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205. Map (503) 228-3333

5. Mint/820 – 3.2%. 816 North Russell Street Portland, OR 97227. Map (503) 284-5518

6. Secret Society  – 2.9%. 116 Northeast Russell Street Portland, OR 97212. Map (503) 493-3600

7. Kask 20 2.9%. 1215 Southwest Alder Street Portland, OR 97205. Map (503) 241-7163

8. Interuban – 1.8%. 4057 North Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227.  Map (503) 284-6669

9. Kir Wine Bar – 1.8%. 22 Northeast 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97232. Map (503) 232-3063

My favorite – Teardrop Lounge. My last few visits have been excellent. 2nd, Beaker & Flask. Not a fan of Rum Club. That being said, on sunny afternoons I will drop by 820 to sit on their excellent patio. Secret Society is a good place to take friends, and Kir Wine Bar is my favorite place to get a nice glass of wine. Geeze, I sound like a lush.

You can see all the Reader Survey 2012 winners here.


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The survey results for Best Beer Bar were similar to the 2011 rankings, when Horse Brass, Saraveza and Bailey’s Tap Room were on top. Odd that after so many votes there were three ties.

Out of 680 votes cast:

1. Saravesa Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern 12.6% of the vote. 1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217  Map  (503) 206-4252

2. Tie

  • Horse Brass Pub 9.1% 4534 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215 Map  (503) 232-2202
  • Apex Bar  9.1% – 1216 SE Division St. Portland 97202.  Map

3. Prost! 6.4% – 4237 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR 97217 Map  (503) 954-2674

4. Bailey’s Taproom 5.9% – 213 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 Map  (503) 295-1004

5. Hopworks Urban Brewery 3.8% – 2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97202 Map  (503) 232-4677

6. Tie

  • Green Dragon 3.2% – 928 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 517-0660
  • The Victory Bar 3.2% – 3652 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR 97202  Map (503) 236-8755

7. Tie

  • Grain & Gristle 2.6% – 1473 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 298-5007
  • Belmont Station 2.6% – 4500 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR 97215  Map  (503) 232-8538

My favorite? Horse Brass

You can see all the Reader Choice 2012 winners here.


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In 2010, I asked “Who has the best breakfast in Portland”. The answers were 1. Screen Door, 2. Simpatica, 3. Mother’s Bistro. I asked again in 2011, and this time the ranking was Tasty n Sons, Screen Door and Simpatica. With the arrival of Tasty n Sons at the top position, everything else just pushed down one slot. This year, the rankings are the same, but I added 11 other restaurants to the list to give you more choices.

Out of 882 votes:

Tasty N Sons – 21% of the vote. 3808 North Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97227   Map  (503) 621-1400

Screen Door – 7.4% 2337 East Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 542-0880

Simpatica – 5.4% 828 Southeast Ash St., Portland, OR 97214   Map  (503) 235-1600

Mother’s Bistro – 5.2% 212 Southwest Stark St., Portland, OR 97204   Map  (503) 464-1122

Broder Cafe – 3.4% 2508 Southeast Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202   Map  (503) 736-3333. Our review

Accanto -  3% 2838 Southeast Belmont Street, Portland, OR. 97214 (503) 235-4900 Map

Veritable Quandary – 2.8% 1220 Southwest 1st Avenue  Portland, OR 97204  Map  (503) 227-7342

Sunshine Tavern – 3111 Southeast Division Street  Portland, OR 97202  Map  (503) 688-1750

The Tin Shed Garden Cafe- 1438 NE Alberta Street  Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 288-6966

Toast a Neighborhood Restaurant – 5222 Southeast 52nd Avenue  Portland, OR 97206  Map  (503) 774-1020

Podnah’s Pit BBQ – 1625 NE Killingsworth  Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 281-3700. My review

My ranking would be Tasty n Sons and… well, I never seem to get further than that. I’m not big on waiting in lines, so rarely eat brunch.

You can see all of the 2012 Reader Survey awards here 

Best Burger is always one of the more contentious awards. Almost everyone likes good hamburgers, but many people base their favorites on “what mom used to make”. Some people like all the accompaniments, others the bare minimum. With that in mind, I’ve listed to top 15.

The spread is pretty close, with the exception of Little Big Burger, which came out of nowhere to trounce the competition. In these days of $10-$20 hamburgers that doesn’t surprise me – a cheeseburger at LBB is $3.75. I have to wonder what happened with Foster Burger. It started with great ambition and a staff of well-known owners, but has never grown. LBB is spreading like wildfire.
Since price does seem to rule this year, I did my best to track down the cost of a standard cheeseburger at each restaurant. It is included in the listing.
960 votes cast:

1. Little Big Burger - 9.1%.  $3.75

  • 122 NW 10th Ave, Portland 97209 Map (503) 274-9008
  • 3747 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland 97227  Map (503) 265-8781
  • 3810 SE Division St., Portland 97202  Map (503) 841-6456

2. Foster Burger – 5.8%.  $6.50. 5339 SE Foster Road Portland, OR 97206. Map (503) 775-2077

3. Cafe Castagna – 5.8%.  $14. 1752 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214  Map (503) 231-9959

4. Killer Burger – 5%.  $6*

  • 4644 NE Sandy, Portland OR. 97213 Map  (971) 544-7521
  • 8728 SE 17th, Portland OR. 97202 Map  (503) 841-5906

5. Grüner - 4%.  $12. 527 Southwest 12th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Map  (503) 241-7163  My review

6. Toro Bravo – 3.54%. $11 (with bacon)  120 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97209 Map  (503) 281.4464  My review

7. Le Pigeon -3.54%.  $12.  738 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214 Map (503) 546-8796** My review *The burger is only available at the bar, and only a few are served each night. Try Little Bird – below, where the same burger is served all hours.

8. Little Bird – 3.1%.  $12.  219 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 Map (503) 688-5952**

9. Slow Bar – 3.1%.  $9.75.  533 Southeast Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214. Map (503) 230-7767

10. Yakuza - 2.91%.  $12.  5411 Northeast 30th Avenue Portland, OR 97211  Map (503) 450-0893

11. Tasty N Sons – 2.7%.  $11.  3808 North Williams Avenue Portland, OR 97212 Map  (503) 621-1400   My review

12. Higgin’s Bar – 2.7%.  $12.  1239 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR 97205  Map (503) 222-9070  My review

13. Biwa - 2.5%.  $8  215 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 Map  (503) 239-8830  (late night only)  My review

14. Grain & Gristle – 2.5%.  $10.  1473 Northeast Prescott Street Portland, OR 97211 Map  (503) 298-5007

15. Pause – 2.3%. $8*  5101 North Interstate Ave., Portland 97217 Map  (971) 230-0705

*Starred prices are a guess based on various info found on the web. **Le Pigeon and Little Bird have essentially the same burger (same owner), but the restaurants are entirely different, hence the separate rating.

My current favorite is Cafe Castagna. I like Little Big Burger as the best “fast food” burger around, though I have noticed a definite slip in quality over the past 4-5 months. Consistency is becoming an issue as they expand.

You can see all the Reader Choice 2012 survey winners here.


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Where do we like to buy our meat? At least 400 people didn’t vote at all, so I’m thinking quite a few just pick up their chops at a grocery store such as Safeway – they don’t know what they’re. But those who visit the butchery definitely have strong opinions. Here are the results for the survey question, who is the best butcher in Portland.

628 responses to this question:

1. Chop Butchery – 25.5% of the total vote

  • 735 Northwest 21st Avenue  Portland, OR 97210  Map  (503) 221-3012
  • 3808 North Williams, Suite #, Portland OR 97212  Map  (503) 288-1901

2. Laurelhurst Market – 20.7%. 3155 East Burnside Street  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 206-3097

3. Gartner’s Country Meat Market – 14%. 7450 Northeast Killingsworth Street  Portland, OR 97218  Map (503) 252-7801

4. New Seasons Market – 7%.

  • 5320 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 292-1987
  • 4034 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 236-4800
  • 6400 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217  Map  (503) 467-4777
  • 1954 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202  Map  (503) 445-2888
  • 1214 SE Tacoma St., Portland OR. 97202  Map  (503) 2130-4949
  • 3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035  Map  (503) 496-1155
  • 3495 Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland OR  97225  Map  (503) 641-4181

5. Olympic Provisions - 6.7%

  • 107 Southeast Washington Street Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 954-3663.
  • 1632 NW Thurman St. Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 894-8136

6. City Market/Pastaworks – 5%

  • 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 97214.  Map  (503) 232-1010
  • 735 Northwest 21st Ave., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 221-3002
  • 4212 North Mississippi Ave, Portland OR 97217  Map  (503) 445-1303

7. Phil’s Meat Market – 4.5%.  17 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR. 97209  Map  (503) 224-9541

8. Sheridan Fruit Company – 3.2%. 409 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland OR. 97214  Map  (503) 236-2114

9. Whole Foods Market – 1.9%. 7 Portland area locations – see website.

  • 1210 NW Couch St., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 525-4343
  • 2825 E Burnside St., Portland OR. 97205  Map  (503) 232-6601
  • 3535 NE 15th Ave., Portland OR. 97212  Map  (503) 288-2414
  • 4301 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR. 97213  Map  (503) 284-2644
  • 19440 NW Cornell Rd., Hillsboro, OR. 97006  Map  (503) 645-9200
  • 815 SE 160th Ave., Vancouver WA. 98683  Map  (360) 253-4082
  • 7380 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard OR.  Map  (503) 639-6500

10. Zupan’s Market – 1.6%

  • 2340 W Burnside, Portland Or. 97210  Map  (503) 497-1088
  • 16380 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR. 97035  Map  (503) 210-4190
  • 7221 SW Macadam, Portland OR. 97219  Map  (503) 244-5666
  • 3301 SE Belmont, Portland OR. 97214  Map  (503) 239-3720


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We love our cheese, and there are only a few places that we like to buy it. I was surprised at the small number of stores nominated – only 16, with many only getting one vote. I also was surprised by the absolute landslide for one shop, which received 55% of the vote. Here are the results for the best place to buy cheese:

Out of 606 votes:

1. Cheese Bar – 55.55%(!). 6031 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR. 97215  Map  (503) 222-6014. (Many people still think of this as “Steve’s Cheese”)

2. City Market/Pastaworks – 15.18%.

  • 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 97214.  Map  (503) 232-1010
  • 735 Northwest 21st Ave., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 221-3002
  • 4212 North Mississippi Ave, Portland OR 97217  Map  (503) 445-1303

3. New Seasons Market – 12.21%.

  • 5320 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 292-1987
  • 4034 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 236-4800
  • 6400 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217  Map  (503) 467-4777
  • 1954 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202  Map  (503) 445-2888
  • 1214 SE Tacoma St., Portland OR. 97202  Map  (503) 2130-4949
  • 3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035  Map  (503) 496-1155
  • 3495 Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland OR  97225  Map  (503) 641-4181

4. Foster & Dobbs – 8.25%. 2518 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR. 97212  Map  (503) 284-1157

5. Whole Foods Market – 2.31%.

  • 1210 NW Couch St., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 525-4343
  • 2825 E Burnside St., Portland OR. 97205  Map  (503) 232-6601
  • 3535 NE 15th Ave., Portland OR. 97212  Map  (503) 288-2414
  • 4301 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR. 97213  Map  (503) 284-2644
  • 19440 NW Cornell Rd., Hillsboro, OR. 97006  Map  (503) 645-9200
  • 815 SE 160th Ave., Vancouver WA. 98683  Map  (360) 253-4082
  • 7380 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard OR.  Map  (503) 639-6500

6. Blackbird Wine/Atomic Cheese – 2.2%. 4323 NE Fremont, Portland OR. 97213  Map  (503) 282-1887

My favorite? No contest – Cheese Bar. I could spend hours whiling away time with some bread, cheese and wine at the bar.

You can see all the Reader Choice 2012 winners here.


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Portland isn’t exactly known for its Chinese food, but we do have some strong opinions. As usual a small group of restaurants received the bulk of the votes.I don’t particularly care for Wong’s King anymore, but if you have never had the huge dining room, dim sum experience, it is a good option. If you are in Beaverton/Hillsboro, the Taste of Sichuan is worth checking out. In 2011 the votes went Lucky Strike, Wong’s, Ocean City. Nice to see Shandong shake things up.

610 votes:

1. Lucky Strike – 21% 3862 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 206-8292. Sichuan Cuisine

2. Shandong – 15% – 3724 Northeast Broadway Street  Portland, OR 97232  Map  (503) 287-0331. Northern Chinese

3. Wong’s King Seafood - 12% 8733 Southeast Division Street  Portland, OR 97266  Map  (503) 788-8883. Focus on seafood, dim sum. My review

4. Ocean City Seafood – 10% 3016 Southeast 82nd Avenue  Portland, OR 97266  Map  (503) 771-2299. Varied regions, dim sum

5. Seres – 3% 1105 Northwest Lovejoy Street  Portland, OR 97209  Map  (971) 222-7327. Szechuan/regional fusion

6. Taste of Sichuan – 3% 16261 Northwest Cornell Road  Beaverton, OR 97006  Map  (503) 629-7001. SW China

7. Frank’s Noodle House – 3% 822 Northeast Broadway Street  Portland, OR 97232  Map  (503) 288-1007

My favorites are Lucky Strike and Shandong.

You can see the rest of the 2012 Reader Survey results here

 


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A new category this year – roaster. You’ll find Best Coffeehouse here.

I was floored by these results. The relatively new Ristretto Roasters came out of nowhere to take first place, edging out Stumptown Coffee.

Out of 736 votes cast:

1. Ristretto Roasters – 27.9% of the vote . Our review

  • 2181 NW Nicolai St., Portland 97210 Map
  • 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland 97227 Map

2. Stumptown – 27.2%.  Our review

  • 4525 SE Division St., Portland 97206 Map
  • 3356 SE Belmont St, Portland 97214 Map
  • 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland 97205 Map
  • 3352 SE Belmont St., Portland 97214 Map
  • 1026 SW Stark, Portland 97205  Map

3. Coava – 9%. 1300 SE Grand Ave, Portland 97214. Map Our review

The remaining top choices by number of votes received (all distant) were:


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I thought it would be interesting this year to break coffee into two categories – Best Coffeehouse and Best Roaster. Stumptown is known for roasting and I thought they would do pretty well in both categories, especially with 5 stores, but that isn’t the case. Let’s look at the results:

752 votes cast:

1. Ristretto Roasters – 16.2% of the vote. Our review

  • 2181 NW Nicolai St., Portland 97210  Map
  • 3520 NE 42nd Ave, Portland 97213  Map
  • 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland 97227  Map

2. Barista - 14.6% of the vote. Our review

  • 539 NW 13th Ave, Portland 97209  Map
  • 1725 NE Alberta St., Portland 97211  Map

3. Stumptown - 8.2%. Our review

  • 4525 SE Division St., Portland 97206  Map
  • 3356 SE Belmont St, Portland 97214  Map
  • 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland 97205  Map
  • 3352 SE Belmont St., Portland 97214  Map
  • 1026 SW Stark, Portland 97205  Map

The next group all came in within 10 votes of each other. I’m listing them because folks always write and ask:

4. Heart – 211 E Burnside, Portland 97214. Our review  Map

5. Coava – 1300 SE Grand Ave, Portland 97232. Our review  Map

6a. Coffeehouse NW (tie with Extracto) – 1951 W Burnside, Portland. 97209. Our review  Map

6b. Extracto – 2921 NE Killingsworth St., Portland 97211 Map

Last year the votes went Stumptown, Barista, Coffeehouse NW, Heart. Both Ristretto and Barista have a passionate group of followers, but I’m surprised that the votes put them so far above Stumptown. Since many people don’t specify which branch of a chain they like the best, I lumped them together. However, clear favorites were the new Ristretto Nicolai in NW, Barista Alberta in NE and Stumptown on SE Division.

Since people have written asking my opinion, I’m going to start adding my .02. I really like the spaces and feel of Barista Alberta and Ristretto Nicolai. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Stumptown shops, but do go to the Ace Hotel and 3rd street branches. But my favorite of all the local places is Coffeehouse NW. I feel at home there.

You’ll find all of our Reader Survey 2012 results here!


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Where do we go when we are looking for ingredients to make that special meal? With 50% of the vote, your first choice is clear. The next three were very close. I’m glad to see Foster & Dobbs move way up the list this year.

568 votes cast:

1. City Market/Pastaworks – 50% of the vote!

  • 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 97214. Map (503) 232-1010
  • 735 Northwest 21st Ave., Portland OR. 97209 Map (503) 221-3002
  • 4212 North Mississippi Ave, Portland OR 97217 Map (503) 445-1303

2. New Seasons Market – 15%.

  • 5320 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Map (503) 292-1987
  • 4034 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214 Map (503) 236-4800
  • 6400 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217 Map (503) 467-4777
  • 1954 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202 Map (503) 445-2888
  • 1214 SE Tacoma St., Portland OR. 97202 Map (503) 2130-4949
  • 3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035 Map (503) 496-1155
  • 3495 Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland OR 97225 Map (503) 641-4181

3. Foster & Dobbs Authentic Foods – 14%

  • 2518 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212 Map (503) 284-1157

4. Zupan’s Markets – 13%

  • 2340 W Burnside, Portland Or. 97210 Map (503) 497-1088
  • 16380 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR. 97035 Map (503) 210-4190
  • 7221 SW Macadam, Portland OR. 97219 Map (503) 244-5666
  • 3301 SE Belmont, Portland OR. 97214 Map (503) 239-3720

My favorite? I either go to Foster & Dobbs or City Market/Pastaworks. While I think of New Seasons as my regular grocery store, I usually go somewhere else for my balsamic, etc.

You can see the rest of the 2012 Reader Survey results here.


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This is the final list of all the winners in our Reader Survey of  The Best Restaurants and Bars in Portland along with the Best Food Related Businesses in Portland 2012.

Note: these are the 2012 results. You can see the 2013 Reader Survey results here!

We compiled the results of 1200 survey responses below. The list begins with the top 30 restaurants for 2012, and follows with lots of general categories, such as Best Pizza, Sushi, Vegetarian, etc.

We do this every year, so if you didn’t participate in 2012, hopefully you will participate in future surveys!