Reader Survey 2013: Best Cheesemonger

Blue Cheese

For those who don't know, "Cheesemonger" is someone who sells cheese. Every year, fewer and fewer stores are nominated in this section, and this year the nominations drop to 8! 583 votes cast: 1. Cheese Bar – 52% of the vote. 6031 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR. 97215  Map  (503) 222-6014. (Many people still think … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Cheesemonger

Cheese Bar Cheese

We love our cheese, and there are only a few places that we like to buy it. I was surprised at the small number of stores nominated - only 16, with many only getting one vote. I also was surprised by the absolute landslide for one shop, which received 55% of the vote. Here are the results for the best place to buy … [Read more...]

More March News for Portland Restaurants


I forgot this news - Trent Pierce of Fin fame has announced that he will be doing "sneak peek dinners" which will feature dishes from his "new seafood concept" which will open later this year. Trent Pierce and partner Benjamin Blank are looking for a space in the Pearl for the new place. I posted the press release a … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!


Updated 4.29. Note - so many links in this original posts are now broken, I have removed the majority of them from this page so as not to waste your time. 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 … [Read more...]

Interview – Steve Jones of Cheese bar


Note: Steve's Cheese moved, expanded and now serves sandwiches and small plates. The name has changed to Cheese Bar. The new address and other information is below. A couple of weeks ago, Steve Jones celebrated the one year anniversary of Steve’s Cheese, his cheese and cured meats shop located in Northwest … [Read more...]