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...]

Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!

There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bakery in Portland

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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...]

Old News?

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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...]