Pastaworks Closes Mississippi Store

Pastaworks Portland

From the PR, with a few comments at the bottom - There are some changes a-foot, starting with the closing of the Mississippi store. Though this location debuted in 2009 when the economy was in a full nose-dive, it steadily found its footing and gained new customers. Our founder and owner, Peter de Garmo, and … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Gourmet Food Store

Newman's Market Portland

Where do we go when we are looking for ingredients to make that special meal? With 50% of the vote, your first choice is clear. The next three were very close. I'm glad to see Foster & Dobbs move way up the list this year. 568 votes cast: 1. City Market/Pastaworks - 50% of the vote! 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Butcher in Portland

Chop Butchery Portland

Where do we like to buy our meat? At least 400 people didn't vote at all, so I'm thinking quite a few just pick up their chops at a grocery store such as Safeway - they don't know what they're. But those who visit the butchery definitely have strong opinions. Here are the results for the survey question, who is the … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!


Updated 4.29. Note - so many links in this original posts are now broken, I have removed the majority of them from this page so as not to waste your time. Here are the results from the our 2011 reader surveys. We had well over 1100 participants this year! A big thank you to all of our sponsors and participants! A … [Read more...]

News – United States Barista Championships and More!

Barista, Billy Wilson's new coffee shop is now open in the old Acorn spot at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia - you can pick which bean you want them to use. It's really interesting comparing the … [Read more...]

Food News n’Snooze

From Cuisine Bonne Femme: Do you see Marsee? Rumor has it that the long struggling Marsee Bakery with locations on NW 23rd, NE Broadway and a couple other places (do they have many locations left?) is selling out (again). Word on the street is Three Lions is taking over the NW 23rd location, so don't expect the … [Read more...]