James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced

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As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any … [Read more...]

James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced for 2011

James-beard

(Updated 2/22) Once again a long list of semifinalists have been announced by the James Beard Foundation. In case you've forgotten, Portland will host the announcement of the nominees of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at an invitation-only press luncheon at the Oregon Culinary … [Read more...]

News – United States Barista Championships and More!

Barista, Billy Wilson's new coffee shop is now open in the old Acorn spot at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia - you can pick which bean you want them to use. It's really interesting comparing the … [Read more...]

Portland Food News for November 13th, 2006

Oh Johnny, We're All Winners! A couple of small things, but not enough to write a new entry, so I'll add them here. Who do I think has the best burger in Portland? I probably shouldn't go out on a limb like this, based on one er... two burgers, but as far as I am concerned, Ten 01 has taken the … [Read more...]

Review: Nostrana

Nostrana

[Note: I am currently working on a complete re-write of this review - the one below has already been updated quite a bit] Expect a new one Summer of 2012. ] Nostrana is surely one of the most anticipated restaurants to come along in some time. Owner Cathy Whims was the chef/owner at the famed Genoa restaurant during … [Read more...]