News Roundup for September 4nd 2012

Probably the biggest news of last week was that chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen is leaving the restaurant for Raven & Rose, the gastropub opening in the Ladd Carriage House on Southwest Broadway. From OregonLive.com, Other well-known Portland restaurant names -- including a GM and bar manager -- could be on the … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Burger in Portland

Little Big Burger

Best Burger is always one of the more contentious awards. Almost everyone likes good hamburgers, but many people base their favorites on "what mom used to make". Some people like all the accompaniments, others the bare minimum. With that in mind, I've listed to top 15. The spread is pretty close, with the … [Read more...]

News From Around the Web – May 24th

Slide Inn Portland

Esquire Magazine has announced their selections for "The Best Bars in America 2012". Portland's Kask has made the list. Kask is an odd little bar with an offbeat, nerdy charm. You can't really call its style contemporary, not with the many odd implements and other tchotchkes lurking on the shelves. But if it's retro, … [Read more...]

Fats Shutters, To Be Replaced By Little Big Burger

Micah Camden has become known for his miniature empire in Portland, at one time owning at least a piece of respected restaurants Yakuza, Beast, D.O.C., Fats, and now Little Big Burger in the Pearl District. I've heard very mixed things about Fats over at NE 29th and Killingsworth, known for its British pub fare, … [Read more...]

Lots of Bits of news

Lots of quick little things that have filled my inbox over the past few months. You've probably heard much of this before, but for those who haven't... Gabriel Rucker, chef of Le Pigeon is opening a new restaurant downtown. The new venture called "Little Bird" (get it?), will focus on simple "bistro" meals. Erik Van … [Read more...]

Old News?

two-tarts-smores

Dovetail Bakery has opened at NE 31st and Alberta. I'm told they used to be be in the wholesale baking business in St. Johns. According to my source, they have good items.   I twittered last month about Chef Paul Hyman of Nel Centro getting the boot. Reviews around town have been mixed at best. The … [Read more...]