Reader Survey 2015: Best Steakhouse in Portland

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The Best Steakhouse in Portland 2015 has had the same restaurants in the top two every year since 2011. With the changes both are making, I wouldn't be surprised to see the trend to continue. When restaurants remove prices from their websites, it pisses me off. Three of the winning restaurants do not post prices on … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Butcher in Portland

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The question, Where is the best place to buy meat in Portland received more interest than ever before, with 752 votes. Perhaps buying meat that is a step up from grocery store fare is more important than it used to be. 1. Chop Butchery – 27% of the total vote 735 Northwest 21st Avenue  Portland, OR 97210  Map … [Read more...]

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...]