Bettinger Skips from Imperial to Laurelhurst Market

Laurelhurst Market

In a press release today, Ben Dyer of the ever popular Laurelhurst Market and Butcher Shop, announced that Ben Bettinger will be taking over as executive chef, replacing Shannon Preble, who is stepping down to pursue "other passions". As I reported earlier this week, Bettinger is leaving his current position as … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Butcher in Portland

Newman's Market Portland

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 Restaurants in Portland

OX Restaurant Portland

Once again, Portland Food and Drink readers pick the best restaurants in Portland. As normal for this survey, I'm only listing the restaurants that stand out from the others by a large margin. Results were much tighter this year than in the past - once we get past Pok Pok, the spread is just 196 votes between the rest … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: The Best Steak in Portland

Laurelhurst Market

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 in Portland #1-11

Toro Bravo

1. Toro Bravo - Everyday Spanish food is about quality and fresh ingredients, simply prepared. This is rustic food, meant for downing as tapas and accompaniments to glasses of Spanish Rosado or pitchers of Sangria. This is food to relax over, to nibble at, and to share with friends. The Toro Bravo menu starts with … [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...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Butcher in Portland

Chop Butchery Portland

Where do we like to buy our meat? At least 400 people didn't vote at all, so I'm thinking quite a few just pick up their chops at a grocery store such as Safeway - they don't know what they're. But those who visit the butchery definitely have strong opinions. Here are the results for the survey question, who is the … [Read more...]