Reader Survey 2013: The Best Steak in Portland

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This has always been a predictable category in the past. Laurelhurst would place first with a long list of the same restaurants in slightly different order every year. Not so this time. Yes, the winner is the same, but the rest of the list is shaken up a bit by the absence of more than four restaurants with enough … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Steak

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Not many surprises in the Best Steak group this year. The percentage points by which the top two won are double the 2011 score. Even El Gaucho which is quite expensive ¬†is up by 4%. OX, the new restaurant on NE MLK has taken a huge share for only being in business a few months. Sometimes that can happen because a place … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Steak

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The reader survey results for "Best Steak in Portland" doesn't have any big surprises except for Ringside's second place performance. It shows what giving more attention and a new face to a restaurant can do: Out of 818 votes cast: 1. Laurelhurst Market -21% of the vote. 3155 East Burnside St.,Portland, OR 97232 … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!

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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...]

Portland Restaurant Survey 2010 Results 23-25

You can see the results of the entire Best of Portland 2010, including the "Best Restaurant in Portland" here, But first... 2010: FOOD TREND IN DESPERATE NEED OF RETIREMENT Bacon - by overwhelming majority Pork Belly - wow, people are really over bacon Foams - a very distant 3rd My vote: I'm a bit tired … [Read more...]

Review: El Gaucho Steakhouse

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To many, El Gaucho epitomizes what a steakhouse should be. It feels sophisticated. The atmosphere is formal, the lighting dim and romantic, and lots of dark wood provides a backdrop to tinkling stemware and white linens. Live jazz wafts from the background as tuxedo-clad waiters scurry by with carts for tableside … [Read more...]