Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine List

Metrovino Portland

Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar Food in Portland

Squash Blossoms - Photo Tim Roth

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 … [Read more...]

Review: Bar Avignon

Washington mussels, white wine, cream, tarragon

From the moment you walk into Bar Avignon the atmosphere wraps its arms around you. A long bar stretches the length of the restaurant, an easy place to feel comfortable if you are dining alone.  In the front, a small group of tables holds about 20, and a few raised booths make up the back. If you are in a group, a … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!

Toro Bravo

Updated 4.29. Note - so many links are now broken, I have removed the majority from this page. They are in the 2012 version! Here are the results from the our 2011 reader surveys. We had well over 1100 participants this year! A big thank you to all of our sponsors and participants! A few notes: If the top two … [Read more...]