I thought I'd throw in this question for 2012: now that I have dining room listings, I get lots of emails about which place I think is best. 1. Andina - Four private dining rooms. 1314 Northwest Glisan Street Portland, OR 97209 Map (503) 228-9535 My review 2. Portland City Grill - Several rooms that can be … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Business Group Dinner
Best of Portland 2012!
These are our Reader's choices for 2012 from our survey of over 1000 readers! You'll find their top choices by type of cuisine and more. Categories include Best Pizza, Best Italian, Best Mexican, Best Beer Bar, Best Cheesemonger, Best Place to Dine with Children, and many more.
For me, first dates are a tricky thing. I don't want to go overboard and spend a bunch of money unless I'm pretty sure we are going to hit it off. I don't want somewhere that is so loud and distracting that we can't get to know each other. Then there's the food. A sense of adventure, especially in all things food, is … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Where to Eat on a First Date
This question comes up for me now and then, so I thought it would be good for the survey. I'm not talking about a business meeting, just a big group of friends. I can see why any of these got the vote, but Toro Bravo received mine. One evening I made a reservation for a large group. The people who were already at … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant to Dine at With a Large Group
Ah romance. Candlelight, quiet conversation, flirting. That is my definition, but, judging from the list, many people have other criteria. I looked all the way back to our list from 2006, which was Alba Osteria, Alberta Oyster, Andina, Fenouil, Carlyle, Paley's, Giorgio's, Beast, Aquariva and Metrovino. Interesting … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: The Most Romantic Restaurant In Portland
Portland has a long way to go as far as seafood is concerned. For a city so close to rivers, lakes and the ocean, the state of our seafood is sad. However, I believe this is starting to change. Last year the order was Jake's, Southpark, and Bamboo Sushi. This year Jake's has fallen off the list. Completely new to the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Seafood Restaurant
We are coming towards the end of the survey results, but there are still a few left. Among them, Best Vegetarian Restaurant. I’m not particularly interested in vegetarian restaurants, but there are lots of people in Portland who find this an important question, as well as restaurants that work their tails off to make … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Portland
Where to go to impress a client. These austere days, three martini lunches at places like Morton's and El Gaucho are out. In 2011, the order of votes was Higgins, The Heathman and Little Bird. 568 people voted: Little Bird Bistro - 13% of the vote. 219 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204 Map (503) … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant For a Business Lunch
In 2010, I asked "Who has the best breakfast in Portland". The answers were 1. Screen Door, 2. Simpatica, 3. Mother's Bistro. I asked again in 2011, and this time the ranking was Tasty n Sons, Screen Door and Simpatica. With the arrival of Tasty n Sons at the top position, everything else just pushed down one slot. … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Brunch in Portland