"O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright" People think an "affair" is such a tawdry thing. Illicit kisses under darkened stairways, knowing looks over a spouse's shoulders followed by furtive rendezvous in cheap hotel rooms... I always get nasty comments about this question. I am glad, however, to dispel this … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for an Illicit Affair!
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.
Always a fun question though the answers tend to be the same year over year. That being said, a few people surprised me. Little Big Burger? Moonsoon Thai? Sunshine Tavern? However, there are a few of you who should be spanked. Subway, Ihop, Domino's Pizza, McMenamins, Panda Express(!), Old Spaghetti Factory, PF Changs. … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: I’m Embarrassed To Admit I Eat Here!
"The place where friends and family meet", "Bring the kids!", "Tot Tuesday", "Free Soft Serve Ice Cream". These are all quotes from the websites at Hopworks and Laurelwood Public House, and they show how much things have changed. Add Sunshine Tavern and Pause and these sort of restaurants are reaching out to a bigger … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Most Family Friendly Restaurant
This is a question that doesn't get a ton of votes, but nonetheless is always interesting. I can understand the first choice, and it has a clear majority. The second restaurant on the list has gone through a transition and now has a new chef, so I think folks may not have tried it since he took over. I haven't been … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: I Had to “Breakup” With This Restaurant
It is always sad to see a restaurant close, but some we miss more than others. A case in point, I'm still getting votes for Beaker and Flask. Here are the restaurants PortlandFoodandDrink readers miss the most: 1. Alder Pastry and Dessert 2. Fin 3. Ten 01 4. Belly 5. 50 Plates 6. Fenouil My top 3 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Out of All the Restaurants That Closed in 2011, I’ll Miss This One The Most
Not many surprises in the Best Steak group this year. The percentage points by which the top two won are double the 2011 score. Even El Gaucho which is quite expensive is up by 4%. OX, the new restaurant on NE MLK has taken a huge share for only being in business a few months. Sometimes that can happen because a place … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Steak
In 2011, the order was Cartopia, Biwa and Beaker & Flask. This year Beaker fell off of the list, probably because they are now only open until 11pm. Pix moved up considerably. The Gilt Club, Bunk Bar and Montage moved down. 925 votes cast: 1. *Cartopia Food Carts - 14% 1207 Southeast Hawthorne … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Place for a Late Night Snack
For many people, happy hour comes down to what you get for your money, and not necessarily if the food is incredibly good. Let's face it, if you've had 2-3 drinks, the food won't be your primary focus. There were a lot of votes in this category, but so many places were nominated, only the first two had a large … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Happy Hour