2015 Wine Haiku Contest Winner!

Haiku Flowers

Voting has ended for the 2015 wine haiku contest, and we have a clear winner. With 33% of the vote, Miles takes the prize:   Mute crystal balls hang, Tendrils, clusters, shimmering, Vineyard chandelier   Runner up with 24%: work day is over pour a glass of pinot noir let your troubles … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2015: Best Beer Bar in Portland

Beer 360- thumb

Just in time for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, the survey results for the Best Beer Bar in Portland are in! This year we see the usual suspects; just the order has changed. I'm glad to see Horse Brass on top, and am happy to see relative newcomer Stammtisch make the list. 1190 votes cast: 1. Horse Brass … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2015: Best Chinese in Portland


In spite of some new arrivals on the scene, the survey makes it clear. When it comes to the Best Chinese in Portland, we still aren't a mecca for the cuisine. Why is that? Seattle has some decent examples. Vancouver BC has some excellent restaurants. I've never understood why so many of our Chinese restaurants are … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2015: Best Bread Bakery in Portland


This year I decided to break out the question, "What is the Best Bread Bakery in Portland". My reasoning is that there are some pretty decent places that specialize in cakes, pies, pastries and whatnot, but in many cases their bread is not that great, and vice versa. Proving my point, with close to the same number of … [Read more...]