Vino Paradiso to Rebrand, Change Direction


I'm not doing many news stories these days, but since I had just started working on a review when chef Paul Losh announced he was leaving Vino Paradiso, I've been paying attention to the changes. You may have heard that Paul is moving to DOC - his last day is this Thursday. The new chef is Alex Bourgidu, who is … [Read more...]

Another Portland Chef Rotation

I just started a review of Vino Paradiso, when the news came that Chef Paul Losch would be moving to DOC in NE Portland. So much for that, as from my one meal, the food was pretty darn good. DOC chef Timothy Wastell will be moving to Firehouse up on N Dekum. Here is the full press release: DOC is pleased to … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Wine List

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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...]

Newest Portland Food & Drink Survey Now Online


(UPDATED: More sponsors 3X) For the last three years, I've run a "Best of Portland" survey, and it is consistently the most visited post, with over 55,000 readers. This year, I have added more questions, and broken the survey into two parts. In addition, I've lined up even more sponsors than previous years, with … [Read more...]

March 2010 Food News


While I agree that NW 23rd is in desperate need of reconstruction, the impact of the rotating closures is having a huge impact on the local restaurants. Remember, the construction is only happening a few blocks at a time, so do the businesses a favor and work out a way to get to them. The last thing this city needs is … [Read more...]