Reader Survey 2015: Best Steakhouse in Portland

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The Best Steakhouse in Portland 2015 has had the same restaurants in the top two every year since 2011. With the changes both are making, I wouldn't be surprised to see the trend to continue. When restaurants remove prices from their websites, it pisses me off. Three of the winning restaurants do not post prices on … [Read more...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Moving on from Imperial

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Odd that we get this news so far in advance - Imperial Chef Ben Bettinger is leaving the restaurants Imperial and Portland Penny Diner this August.  According to Eat Beat, Vitaly Paley will be taking over the restaurant until a replacement is found. No word on where Bettinger is headed. Bettinger is an alumni of … [Read more...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Leaving Beaker & Flask

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Ben Bettinger, chef at the popular SE restaurant Beaker & Flask, is leaving to join his old mentor Vitaly Paley at his new Downtown restaurant. From Oregon Live, "Coming to Beaker and Flask was a huge stepping stone, my first opportunity to find and develop my own style," he says. "Now I have the opportunity to … [Read more...]