I didn't ask this question in 2011, but did in the 2010 survey. The first and second place winners are unchanged, but the others are all different. Here are the results: Out of 522 votes - 1. Cork Wine Shop - 25% of the vote. 2901 NE Alberta Street, Portland OR. 97211 Map (503) 281-2675 2. Liner & Elsen … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine Shop in Portland
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.
We love our cheese, and there are only a few places that we like to buy it. I was surprised at the small number of stores nominated - only 16, with many only getting one vote. I also was surprised by the absolute landslide for one shop, which received 55% of the vote. Here are the results for the best place to buy … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Cheesemonger
I ask this question every year just to see if people agree with my choice. Usually there is a close spread between a few top choices, but this year there was only one restaurant that received more than a couple of votes. It is Woodsman Tavern. Once again, I agree. You can see all the Reader Survey 2012 winners (or … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Thought I’d Like It, But I Didn’t
This survey question was for "Best Bar - Excluding Food". Last year Teardrop Lounge was knocked off of its perch by Beaker & Flask, but it has regained its footing by a healthy margin. The Rum Club made a great showing for a new business. 686 votes were cast: 1. Teardrop Lounge - 12% of the total vote. 1015 NW … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar in Portland
The survey results for Best Beer Bar were similar to the 2011 rankings, when Horse Brass, Saraveza and Bailey's Tap Room were on top. Odd that after so many votes there were three ties. Out of 680 votes cast: 1. Saravesa Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern 12.6% of the vote. 1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Beer Bar in Portland
Best Burger is always one of the more contentious awards. Almost everyone likes good hamburgers, but many people base their favorites on "what mom used to make". Some people like all the accompaniments, others the bare minimum. With that in mind, I've listed to top 15. The spread is pretty close, with the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Burger in Portland
The results of this question were predictable. There is a reason Bamboo Sushi gets such good press, and a reason they have such a devoted following that they are opening a new restaurant on NW 23rd; they cleaned up with 43% of the vote! I've listed many others because it is interesting to see who made the top 10. Our … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Sushi in Portland
In 2011, the ranking for Best Lebanese in Portland went Nicholas, Ya Hala, Karam. Generally a bargain in this tight economy, these restaurants seem to be prospering. This year there have been few changes, though the separation between restaurants has changed. Nicholas has lost a little ground, Ya Hala gained, Karam has … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Lebanese Restaurant in Portland