Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine List
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.
In 2011, the voting went Bunk Bar, Beaker & Flask, and Slow Bar. This year the order has changed a bit, as Interuban has shaken things up. As Tanuki has been moving around over the past year, this is a good showing for them. Out of 952 votes: 1. Beaker & Flask - 7.3% of the vote. 727 Southeast Washington … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar Food in Portland
In 2011, I broke this category into two - restaurants and dessert focused businesses. This year I combined them. However, it is still easy to compare. Pix and Papa Haydn have the same ranking; big surprise there. Salt & Straw is completely new on the list, pushing The Sugar Cube down. As far as restaurants, Paley's … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Places in Portland to Get Dessert
I'm still out of the loop on Vietnamese restaurants in Portland, so for once, don't have much to say. In the 2011 survey, Silk took second place. This year it fell below 10th, though I wonder if some people aren't confusing it with Pho Van (same owners, different restaurant). Here are the results: Out of 600 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland
In 2011, the order of best Thai was Pok Pok, Red Onion, Chiang Mai, Chaba Thai, Mee-Sen, Thai Noon and E-san. This year, Chiang Mai has climbed, Red Onion has plummeted, and Thai Noon has fallen off the list. I don't think it will surprise anyone that Pok Pok took 43% of the vote. Here are the results: Out of 840 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Thai Restaurant in Portland
Portland isn't exactly known for its Chinese food, but we do have some strong opinions. As usual a small group of restaurants received the bulk of the votes.I don't particularly care for Wong's King anymore, but if you have never had the huge dining room, dim sum experience, it is a good option. If you are in … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Chinese Restaurants in Portland
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, 61 different bakeries were nominated and over 1000 votes counted. The top two winners received 35% of the vote between them. Six others followed closely, and then the bottom … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Bakery in Portland
Where to get lunch is a common office debate, and the reader nominations for our survey run a full range of Portland restaurants. Out of 652 votes, there were 110 different restaurants suggested! One surprise is how well Boke Bowl placed - it seems like they just opened! Here is the listing of the top ten. The … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Portland’s Best Lunch (not a food cart)