A Holiday Buffet of Restaurant News


Do you like Stephen Tobolowsky, actor and writer of The Dangerous Animals Club? All the cool kids do, so I'm going to shamelessly promote a special Live Wire brunch at Bar Bar this Sunday. @Tobolowsky will be there along with Dana Gould, John Gorham, Liz Crain and the entire Live Wire cast and crew. You can read the … [Read more...]

Chef Chris Diminno Leaving Clyde Common

Clyde Common Restaurant Portland

Chris DiMinno who has helmed the kitchen at Clyde Common since 2009, is leaving the restaurant. From PoachedJobs.com, "Our head chef of the past five years has been offered an amazing opportunity, and although we are sad to see him depart, we are even more excited to see him take the next step in his career." … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Bar in Portland

Teardrop Lounge

I had no idea what to expect in the Best Bar in Portland category but I can't argue with the results, as I frequent all three. Clearly many of you appreciate well crafted cocktails. This is the last question in the 2013 poll. 746 votes were cast: Teardrop Lounge  – 13% of the total vote. 1015 NW Everett St., … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Happy Hour

Clyde Common Restaurant Portland

It's Friday - what better day to release our 2013 Reader Survey for Best Happy Hour? Who doesn't like a good happy hour? We are lucky in Portland, with a huge selection to pick from. In Previous Years: 2012, Tasty N Sons won, with Clyde Common and Bluehour coming in second. 2011: Tanuki Izakaya in first, … [Read more...]

James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced


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...]