2014 James Beard Award Finalists Announced


Another year, same James Beard awards hype. A couple of surprises - Clyde Common has been nominated for Outstanding Bar Program, and Andy Ricker has been nominated for an article on curry in Saveur magazine. Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle Jason Franey, … [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: Best Happy Hour

Clyde Common Restaurant Portland

It's Friday - what better day to release our 2013 Reader Survey for Best Happy Hour? Who doesn't like a good happy hour? We are lucky in Portland, with a huge selection to pick from. In Previous Years: 2012, Tasty N Sons won, with Clyde Common and Bluehour coming in second. 2011: Tanuki Izakaya in first, … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Pizza in Portland

Apizza Scholls Plain Pie

The results are in for our 2013 Best Pizza in Portland. First, it's always interesting to look at the results from previous years: 2012 - Apizza Scholls, Ken's Artisan, Dove Vivi, Nostrana, Lovely's Fifty Fifty. 2011 - Ken's Artisan, Apizza Scholls, Dove Vivi, Nostrana, Hot Lips. 2010 - Ken's Artisan, Apizza … [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...]