Bits and Pieces of News for 2.25.14

Pile of magazines

Some new news, some older stories that have been sitting forever! Barbur World Foods is opening their Pearl District store at 830 NW Everett, where Local Choice Market used to be, this Friday. If you've never been to the original on SW Barbur and Capitol Hwy, it's an experience. The Barbur store has a small … [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: The Best Steak in Portland

Laurelhurst Market

This has always been a predictable category in the past. Laurelhurst would place first with a long list of the same restaurants in slightly different order every year. Not so this time. Yes, the winner is the same, but the rest of the list is shaken up a bit by the absence of more than four restaurants with enough … [Read more...]

James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced

James-beard

As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any … [Read more...]

Review: Ox Restaurant

Clams at Ox Restaurant in Portland Oregon

OX restaurant is a temple to “the wood-fired grilling tradition of Argentina, and with it, the culinary heritage of Spain, France and Italy”. Opened in early 2012 by Quiñónez and Greg Denton, Ox has shot to the top of  Portland's “must visit” restaurants, and placed number one on my 2012 Best New Restaurant … [Read more...]