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 2012: Best Restaurant in Portland #1-11

Toro Bravo

1. Toro Bravo - Everyday Spanish food is about quality and fresh ingredients, simply prepared. This is rustic food, meant for downing as tapas and accompaniments to glasses of Spanish Rosado or pitchers of Sangria. This is food to relax over, to nibble at, and to share with friends. The Toro Bravo menu starts with … [Read more...]

John Gorham Out at Interurban

John Gorham has parted ways with Interurban, stating that he wishes to focus on his brand with Toro Bravo and Tasty n Sons, with plans to expand with a second Tasty n Sons location in the near future. Details upcoming. John opened Interurban in a partnership with Chefstable in 2011, saying  he wanted to open a bar … [Read more...]

Bits & Pieces of News and Stuff for 8.13

Food porn: Castagna crab and crab custard

Kitchen Share, a "kitchen tool lending library" is opening in SE Portland. According to the press release, "Kitchen Share SE will be a place where community members can borrow equipment and share in the joy of processing, preserving, and serving food". "The lending library will offer a small collection of … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Brunch in Portland

Tasty n Sons Pork Cutlets

In 2010, I asked "Who has the best breakfast in Portland". The answers were 1. Screen Door, 2. Simpatica, 3. Mother's Bistro. I asked again in 2011, and this time the ranking was Tasty n Sons, Screen Door and Simpatica. With the arrival of Tasty n Sons at the top position, everything else just pushed down one slot. … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Happy Hour

Tasty n Sons

For many people, happy hour comes down to what you get for your money, and not necessarily if the food is incredibly good. Let's face it, if you've had 2-3 drinks, the food won't be your primary focus. There were a lot of votes in this category, but so many places were nominated, only the first two had a large … [Read more...]