Reader Survey 2013: The Best Steak in Portland

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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...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Happy Hour

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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 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: Back to Ringside Steakhouse

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In the early 90's, I had my first dinner at Ringside, yet I remember the night like it was yesterday. It was a cool, crisp winter evening. I wanted to impress a date, and knowing nothing about the Portland food scene, was told it would be a safe bet. Going inside was like stepping into a steakhouse circa 1960. It was … [Read more...]

RingSide Steakhouse Reopens Burnside Location

News from RingSide Steakhouse today that the restaurant is reopening. You may remember it closed last year for a complete remodel and moved to the Fox Tower building. The new location quickly became very popular, as the quality of the food had greatly improved. The question is, will the changes they made at the … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Steak

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The reader survey results for "Best Steak in Portland" doesn't have any big surprises except for Ringside's second place performance. It shows what giving more attention and a new face to a restaurant can do: Out of 818 votes cast: 1. Laurelhurst Market -21% of the vote. 3155 East Burnside St.,Portland, OR 97232 … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!

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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...]