Reader Survey 2013: Best Bakery

Ken's Artisan Bakery Portland - Interior

We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, some accusing me in advance of ignoring their favorites. A total of 51 different bakeries were nominated (10 less than last year - interesting), with exactly 1000 votes cast. After the top five winners, the bottom fell … [Read more...]

Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!

There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Bakery in Portland

Ken's Bakery Portland

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, 61 different bakeries were nominated and over 1000 votes counted. The top two winners received 35% of the vote between them. Six others followed closely, and then the bottom … [Read more...]

Review: St. Honoré Boulangerie

St.Honore

Updated 6.12. Hours If Disney Corporation was told to design a French bakery, I would guess that St. Honoré would be pretty close to their final result. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is more the movie version American tourists expect from a French bakery, but not like any I have ever seen in France. It … [Read more...]