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. I mean, really!Without further adoo,1. Burgerville. … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: I’m Embarrassed To Admit I Eat Here!
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.
"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 audience. It's Phillip Morris all over again!Obviously … [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 recently, and if you have, I'd like your opinion. To me, the … [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 Dessert2. Fin3. Ten 014. Belly5. 50 Plates6. FenouilMy top 3 choices are the same ones listed here.You can see all of … [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 is new and trendy, but I've heard lots of good … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Steak