Vote for Your Favorite 2014 Food Haiku

We have narrowed the list of our favorite haiku entries down to ten. Now it is your turn! Please take a

2014 Haiku!
Here is the final outcome:
Total Votes 383

moment and read through them, then vote for your favorite entry on the right.

Congratulations to all the finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated! There have been some terrific entries this year. The winner will receive a three-course dinner for two at Park Kitchen as part of Portland Dining Month,

Portland Dining Month is back for its fifth year, with a move to a new month and more restaurants than ever before. For all of March, over 100 restaurants are offering three-course dinner menus — including an appetizer, entrée and dessert — for just $29. You can see all of the different menus and restaurants here.

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Here are the 10 finalists:

Park Kitchen’s my choice
for a dinner in the spring
I will write for food

I remember when
one hundred good restaurants
Portland did not have

It’s been eight years, Babe
Oregon’s winter is tough
A date would be nice

Park Kitchen springs from
a wannabe doctor turned
dishwashing ski bum.

Locavores seeking
Indigenous nourishment
Rejoice at Portland

Stomach’s been sated
after those shared small plates. Yet –
Mouth waters for more.

June – so long to wait
now March is for my taste buds
Savory and sweet

Taste buds will awake
Gather friends with food and drink
Shake off winter’s blues

One hundred choices,
A month with thirty-one days…
Is “Second Lunch” gauche?


Portland I love you
Filling my belly with pride
Quenching my parched lips

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. says

    Damn, I’ve just published my own Food Haiku recently on my blog ‘The Good the Bad & The Italian’ and didn’t know about this contest. Mind you, I’m in Australia so would have found claiming the prize a bit difficult.

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