Survey 2011: Best Wine List

Wine rack

This question was suggested by a reader, and added to the poll at the last-minute. I think it was a good idea, and was interested to see which restaurants placed on top of the pack. Here are the results. Out of 490 votes cast: Metrovino -20% of the vote.  1139 Northwest 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Desserts

Paley's Place Dessert. Photo John Valls

I split this category into two parts: restaurant desserts, and places that primarily serve desserts. Out of 924 votes: Restaurants were a fairly tight vote: Paley’s Place – I agree.  1204 Northwest 21st Ave. Portland, OR 97209 Map (503) 243-2403 My review. Nostrana – 1401 Southeast Morrison St. Portland, … [Read more...]

Changes at Genoa and Tabla

Tabla Mediterranean Bistro Portland

The remaining front of the house manager of Genoa, who used to be the bar manager was laid off yesterday. From my experience, things have been very slow at the restaurant. A friend of mine was there a few weeks ago, and said she didn't think the Genoa kitchen was even open, but rather the food was being cooked on the … [Read more...]

Review: Tabla Mediterranean Bistro

Tabla Restaurant Portland Oregon

[Updated 10.12. - new prices and various other updates] Since I reviewed Tabla in 2006, it has been through a few transitions. Chef Anthony Cafiero has left, and though the menu seems slightly less complex, the restaurant is still quite good, drawing regular crowds of happy diners. Tabla may feel like a local, … [Read more...]