Reader Survey 2012: Best Butcher in Portland

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Chop Butchery

Where do we like to buy our meat? At least 400 people didn’t vote at all, so I’m thinking quite a few just pick up their chops at a grocery store such as Safeway – they don’t know what they’re. But those who visit the butchery definitely have strong opinions. Here are the results for the survey question, who is the best butcher in Portland.

628 responses to this question:

1. Chop Butchery – 25.5% of the total vote

  • 735 Northwest 21st Avenue  Portland, OR 97210  Map  (503) 221-3012
  • 3808 North Williams, Suite #, Portland OR 97212  Map  (503) 288-1901

2. Laurelhurst Market – 20.7%. 3155 East Burnside Street  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 206-3097

3. Gartner’s Country Meat Market – 14%. 7450 Northeast Killingsworth Street  Portland, OR 97218  Map (503) 252-7801

4. New Seasons Market – 7%.

  • 5320 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211  Map  (503) 292-1987
  • 4034 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 236-4800
  • 6400 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217  Map  (503) 467-4777
  • 1954 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202  Map  (503) 445-2888
  • 1214 SE Tacoma St., Portland OR. 97202  Map  (503) 2130-4949
  • 3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035  Map  (503) 496-1155
  • 3495 Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland OR  97225  Map  (503) 641-4181

5. Olympic Provisions - 6.7%

  • 107 Southeast Washington Street Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 954-3663.
  • 1632 NW Thurman St. Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 894-8136

6. City Market/Pastaworks – 5%

  • 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 97214.  Map  (503) 232-1010
  • 735 Northwest 21st Ave., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 221-3002
  • 4212 North Mississippi Ave, Portland OR 97217  Map  (503) 445-1303

7. Phil’s Meat Market – 4.5%.  17 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR. 97209  Map  (503) 224-9541

8. Sheridan Fruit Company – 3.2%. 409 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland OR. 97214  Map  (503) 236-2114

9. Whole Foods Market – 1.9%. 7 Portland area locations – see website.

  • 1210 NW Couch St., Portland OR. 97209  Map  (503) 525-4343
  • 2825 E Burnside St., Portland OR. 97205  Map  (503) 232-6601
  • 3535 NE 15th Ave., Portland OR. 97212  Map  (503) 288-2414
  • 4301 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR. 97213  Map  (503) 284-2644
  • 19440 NW Cornell Rd., Hillsboro, OR. 97006  Map  (503) 645-9200
  • 815 SE 160th Ave., Vancouver WA. 98683  Map  (360) 253-4082
  • 7380 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard OR.  Map  (503) 639-6500

10. Zupan’s Market – 1.6%

  • 2340 W Burnside, Portland Or. 97210  Map  (503) 497-1088
  • 16380 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR. 97035  Map  (503) 210-4190
  • 7221 SW Macadam, Portland OR. 97219  Map  (503) 244-5666
  • 3301 SE Belmont, Portland OR. 97214  Map  (503) 239-3720


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Your thoughts are welcome

  1. facebook_GaryLScott says

    I always follow your annual survey with interest but I’ve always wondered one thing about the voting in some categories. Do people vote locally?

    I live pretty much equal distance from two New Seasons and Whole Foods markets and a Costco. When I buy meat its from New Seasons or Costco. Should my vote be weighted more than someone that lives close to only a New Seasons (and voted for New Seasons) and would have to drive out of their normal shopping area to purchase meat from a Whole Foods.

    A more extreme example would be if I purchased my meat at Gartner’s as I live in the Beaverton-Aloha Area.

    I’m not saying that my vote is worth more than anyone else I just have wondered from a statistical standpoint if the voters zip code was weighted in the determination of “Best” whatever if the results would change significantly.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Live To Eat says

      I live walking distance to New Seasons, Whole Foods,Trader Joes, QFC, and Fred Meyer. When we make steak, or even hamburgers there is no skimping on quality. We consistently get good meat at New Seasons and Laurelhurst Market, and have been disappointed with all of the others I mentioned.

    • says

      I think the vote should be what you think is the best vendor, not who is closest. Personally, I will drive quite a way to get the best fish/meat/wine… it’s worth it to me. I have a feeling many other food obsessed people do the same thing.

      However, in answer to your question, no, I don’t even ask for zip code. It is hard enough to sort and calculate all the answers as it is!

  2. Mamamia says

    Not in Portland proper but the WB market in Oregon City has amazing beef for dirt cheap! It is a little hole in the wall mom and pop market.

    The steaks melt in your mouth.

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