As a final homage to some of the restaurants which closed over the year, I always ask readers what restaurant that has closed will you miss the most. No commentary, just the list: 397 votes cast Beaker & Flask Wafu No other restaurants came close. I already miss Beaker & Flask … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: I’ll Miss this Restaurant the Most
These are our Reader’s choices for 2013 from our survey of over 1000 readers
These are our Reader’s choices for 2013 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.
I asked, What is the best restaurant for lunch in Portland. Food carts were excluded. 95 different restaurants received votes. New to the list this year are EVOE and Lardo. If I was in the Hawthorne area, Evoe would get my vote. These are the restaurants that rose above the pack of nominations: Out of 799 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Lunch in Portland
It is ironic that the restaurant which garnered the most votes in the Best Seafood category went out of business last month. Riffle NW would have been slightly ahead of the second place winner. However, I am happy to see that a restaurant that many people don't even know about came in right behind it. Perhaps there is … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland
The results for this question in our survey have changed a lot from previous years. For the first time, the vote is so lopsided, it is barely worth mentioning any but the first place winner, though I will, as the top choices are all very different from one another. Perhaps in a sign of the problems that led to the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Indian Restaurant in Portland
For those who don't know, "Cheesemonger" is someone who sells cheese. Every year, fewer and fewer stores are nominated in this section, and this year the nominations drop to 8! 583 votes cast: 1. Cheese Bar – 52% of the vote. 6031 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR. 97215 Map (503) 222-6014. (Many people still think … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Cheesemonger
Before I list the results, a few observations. 1) If a restaurant has only been open a few months, it can hardly be coasting on its reputation. 2) McMenamins has a reputation? 3) Old Wives' Tales? Really?! 2010 - Higgins, Jake's, Bluehour, Wildwood, Ringside 2012 - Higgins, Jake's, Bluehour, Paley's … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: This Restaurant is Coasting on Its Reputation!
Every year I ask this question, and I'm always surprised by the answers. This year is no different. The "winners" are, Ava Genes Pok Pok Smallwares OX It is worth noting that all of these made the Best Restaurants or the Best New Restaurants list. In 2012 The Woodsman Tavern was at the top, in 2010 the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: I Thought This Restaurant Would Be Great, But I Didn’t Like It!
What are the best places to get late night food in Portland? If you've worked late, partied late, or perhaps you just watched one too many Taco Bell commercials, this list is for you. Whatever reason, the winners in the 2013 survey are shaking up things a little bit. Out of 592 votes: 1. Biwa - This popular … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Late Night Snack in Portland