Reader Survey 2013: Best Sushi in Portland

Bamboo Sushi Portland

In my experience, Portland is a sushi town. We have lots of choices, but the winning choices always seem to come down to a favorite few. Those not mentioned here received few votes. This year, Bamboo Sushi once again sweeps away the competition. However, there is a wrinkle. This year Hokusei Sushi, a newcomer to the … [Read more...]

Review: Bamboo Sushi

Bamboo Sushi Portland

Bamboo Sushi is not your ordinary sushi restaurant. Not only is the fish much better than average, but they have garnered national praise for being the first certified, sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. They take great pains to follow the endangered species guidelines on the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Blue … [Read more...]

News Roundup for September 4nd 2012

Probably the biggest news of last week was that chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen is leaving the restaurant for Raven & Rose, the gastropub opening in the Ladd Carriage House on Southwest Broadway. From OregonLive.com, Other well-known Portland restaurant names -- including a GM and bar manager -- could be on the … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Seafood Restaurant

Bamboo Sushi Portland

Portland has a long way to go as far as seafood is concerned. For a city so close to rivers, lakes and the ocean, the state of our seafood is sad. However, I believe this is starting to change. Last year the order was Jake's, Southpark, and Bamboo Sushi. This year Jake's has fallen off the list. Completely new to the … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Sushi in Portland

Bamboo Sushi Portland

The results of this question were predictable. There is a reason Bamboo Sushi gets such good press, and a reason they have such a devoted following that they are opening a new restaurant on NW 23rd; they cleaned up with 43% of the vote! I've listed many others because it is interesting to see who made the top 10. Our … [Read more...]

News From Around the Web – May 21st

The earthquake over the weekend in the Bologna area of Italy may have a long-term effect on Parmesan prices. According to The HuffingtonPost, 400,000 wheels of Parmesan and Grana Padano cheeses were damaged, most of them artisanal. In all, some 10 collective Parmesan aging warehouse and cheese production sites have … [Read more...]