Reader Survey 2013: Best Bakery

Ken's Artisan Bakery Portland - Interior

We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, some accusing me in advance of ignoring their favorites. A total of 51 different bakeries were nominated (10 less than last year - interesting), with exactly 1000 votes cast. After the top five winners, the bottom fell … [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...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bakery in Portland

Ken's Bakery Portland

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, 61 different bakeries were nominated and over 1000 votes counted. The top two winners received 35% of the vote between them. Six others followed closely, and then the bottom … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Bakery

Chausson au Pomme

The results here are a bit unexpected for me. Over the past year it seems like all the talk has been about Little T, but the competition was baked by Ken's Artisan Bakery. Out of 1020 votes: Ken's Artisan Bakery - 338 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland OR 97214 - (503) 248-2202 Map. 17% of the vote. Little T … [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...]

James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced for 2011


(Updated 2/22) Once again a long list of semifinalists have been announced by the James Beard Foundation. In case you've forgotten, Portland will host the announcement of the nominees of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at an invitation-only press luncheon at the Oregon Culinary … [Read more...]