I will get right to the results, and then a bit of discussion.
Out of 548 votes cast:
- East India Company -17% of total votes. 821 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205 (503) 227-8815. Map. My review.
- Vindalho -16%. 2038 Clinton St. Portland, OR 97202 (503) 467-4550 Map My review
- Channai Masala – 11%. 2088 NW Stucki Ave, Hillsboro, OR (503) 531-9500 Map
Honorable mention: Swagat – 2% behind #3.
East India Company is my first choice too. If you haven’t heard of it, check out my review. I used to live nearby, and went frequently, but the prices increased and I quit going Just now I went to update the prices in my review, and found they haven’t changed since 2008, which makes it considerably more affordable these days. I haven’t been to Vindalho since chef David Anderson left for Genoa, but I have enjoyed my meals there in the past. However, the two are different. From my EAC review “Though many people compare it to Vindalho the two restaurants have quite different goals, with the latter’s cuisine ranging wider and being more fusion. For straight Indian food, I think East India Company is the best in Portland, and it has steadily improved since they first opened”
Chennai Masala opened to rave reviews 3-4 years ago. Since then the owners have split, and the result has been food that is just ok. I used to drop in if I was in the area, but I had two really bad service experiences there, and won’t be going back.