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...]

Survey 2011: Best Late Night Snack

Bar at Biwa, Portland Oregon

Just in time for the weekend, our readers vote for the best place for a late-night snack. Out of 760 votes: Cartopia at 12th and Hawthorne - 46% of the vote! Open 12pm - 3am. Map When split into vendors, Potato Champion and Whiffies Fried Pies take the prize. The others are a distant 2nd and … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Bar Food

Squash Blossoms - Photo Tim Roth

Out of 472 votes cast: Bunk Bar - 13% of the votes. 1028 SE Water Ave, Suite 130 Portland, OR 97214 (503) 894-9708 Map Beaker & Flask - 9%.  720 Southeast Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 (503) 235-8180 Map Slow Bar -8.9%. 533 Southeast Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214. (503) 230-7767 Map Honorable mention: … [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...]

Old News?


Dovetail Bakery has opened at NE 31st and Alberta. I'm told they used to be be in the wholesale baking business in St. Johns. According to my source, they have good items.   I twittered last month about Chef Paul Hyman of Nel Centro getting the boot. Reviews around town have been mixed at best. The … [Read more...]

What? More News!

It's true, as often happens, I get deluged with new tips every time I post a roundup. Here we go: YamYam's restaurant in N Portland was being used as a front to launder money from a Crips gang cocaine deals. As someone said on Twitter, no wonder there was a line to get in! Not a line I'd want to get into myself. … [Read more...]