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 Wine List

Metrovino Portland

Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...]

One Dish at the Heathman

Every so often a dish comes along so transcendent that even though you inevitably expect great things from the restaurant the preparation looms as a huge surprise, a boon to everything that precedes and follows. Such was a recent experience at dinner at The Heathman, and it once again reminded me how all the clichés … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Place for a Business Lunch

As we wind down to the readers choice for Top Restaurants, we have three more survey results to post. The first few choices didn't surprise me, but third choice made no sense to me, especially when compared to the others. I don't have anything against the restaurant, it's just that it has a totally different … [Read more...]

The Best of Portland 2011!

Toro Bravo

Updated 4.29. Note - so many links are now broken, I have removed the majority from this page. They are in the 2012 version! 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 few notes: If the top two … [Read more...]