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 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...]

Review: Morton’s The Steakhouse

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I hadn’t been to Morton’s in at least eight years when I pulled up to the valet a few weeks ago. The last time my experience had been pretty good. On this warm Thursday evening, I was expecting a meal that would be close to the quality of El Gaucho. Morton’s was founded in 1978 by Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch. … [Read more...]

Bacon Apple Pie Recipe – and a bit of news

National Pie Day is January 23rd. This reminded me of the Bacon-Apple Pie at Lincoln. At the time I promised to get the recipe, so to honor the day, I did. Wearing all black, I slithered in through a skylight, broke into the office, and stole the recipe. Here it is: Makes one 9-inch pie 3 tablespoons all-purpose … [Read more...]