Reader Survey 2015: Best Hamburger in Portland

Tasty n Sons

Where can you get the best hamburger in Portland Oregon? This category received 1,378 votes. I'm always surprised when we have ties with this many votes cast, and it happened three times in this category. This is always a top vote-getter in our yearly poll, with such a wide variety of responses, even the winners have a … [Read more...]

Review: Grüner

Gruner Portland

Note: this review was extensively updated 10/2012. Grüner isn’t a "German" restaurant, nor does it bill itself as such; rather it is Alpine. This is a vast region that includes pieces of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, and even a bit of Balkan and Mediterranean influences. All of this is … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Where to Eat on a First Date

Toro Bravo Portland

For me, first dates are a tricky thing. I don't want to go overboard and spend a bunch of money unless I'm pretty sure we are going to hit it off. I don't want somewhere that is so loud and distracting that we can't get to know each other. Then there's the food. A sense of adventure, especially in all things food, is … [Read more...]