Oregon breweries claimed a total of 17 medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held October 5-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. From the press release - Oregon Breweries brought home 7 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. The Portland Metro area won 8 medals, Central Oregon won 4 medals, the … [Read more...] about Oregon Breweries Win 17 Medals at The 2017 Great American Beer Festival
Oba Restaurant Has Closed Two notes tonight from readers saying Oba Restaurant at 555 NW 12th Avenue in the Pearl District has abruptly closed after over 19 years of business. Though nothing has been said on their Facebook page, their website and Open Table reservations are offline. Oba was known for Nuevo Latino … [Read more...] about Oba Restaurante R.I.P.
As every year, the vote for the Best Indian Restaurant in Portland is so lopsided, it’s hardly a contest. No snub intended; the winner has three big things going for it: two locations, low prices, and good food. Portland isn’t exactly overflowing with good Indian cuisine, but it is slowly getting better. 690 of you … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Indian Restaurant in Portland
I don't normally post news items that aren't related to food, but this piece by Paul Gerald made me break that rule. If you've never read it, his blog is a great read. So here is what I was going to write in the September Breakfast Bulletin. I was going to tell you about some great hikes I've been doing up on … [Read more...] about Amidst a Tragedy, Hope
News that City Rotisserie will be opening in the old Muselet space in the South Waterfront. Here's the press release - Scheduled to open early November in Portland’s booming South Waterfront, City Rotisserie will be a casual, full-service, neighborhood restaurant and bar offering savory roasted meats, flavorful side … [Read more...] about City Rotisserie to Open in Portland’s South Waterfront
Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy's restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay. The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, … [Read more...] about Bruce Carey Opens FairWay Restaurant in Salem
I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this category because I already have - If you are interested in more details on Ringside, El Gaucho, Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s, you’ll find my steakhouse showdown review here, along with a few more stories about my life in Texas. However, there are restaurants on this list I … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Steakhouse in Portland
Vegetarian food in Portland - up and coming I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Portland category. In 2011 428 votes were cast, in 2012 450 votes, in 2013, 560 votes, in 2015 878, and for this year 902 votes were counted. I’m not sure if this means people are trying to eat a … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Portland