Reader Survey 2015: Best Bread Bakery in Portland

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This year I decided to break out the question, "What is the Best Bread Bakery in Portland". My reasoning is that there are some pretty decent places that specialize in cakes, pies, pastries and whatnot, but in many cases their bread is not that great, and vice versa. Proving my point, with close to the same number of … [Read more...]

Rumors Mongered Here – updated

Gossip

Updated: Leaving the closing of Kingdom of Roosevelt in the rear view mirror, Eric Bechard has filed for a liquor license for "Albatross" in Astoria on the North Oregon coast. According to someone familiar with the matter, the tiny space at 225 14th Street between Commercial and Marine, will serve "farm-to-table … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]