Once again, Portland Food and Drink readers pick the best restaurants in Portland. As normal for this survey, I'm only listing the restaurants that stand out from the others by a large margin. Results were much tighter this year than in the past - once we get past Pok Pok, the spread is just 196 votes between the rest … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: The Best Restaurants in Portland
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.
As the economy recovers, it seems like we are getting a wealth of new restaurants in Portland. However, unlike last year, only five restaurants received significantly more votes than any others. Will the top choices be successful? Sometimes folks in the hardcore food community go for the new, shiny ball, forgetting … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best New Restaurants in Portland
For the fourth year in a row, Nostrana is your favorite Italian restaurant in Portland. There has been a bit of a shakeup in the rest of the placement. Ava Genes which opened since the last survey, has already picked up a significant number of votes. Mucca Osteria makes its first appearance on the list, at number … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Italian Restaurant in Portland
Portland restaurants are often very loud. Psychologists say that noisy restaurants not only make people feel like they are part of something, but they also tend to make diners eat faster, which helps turn tables. That might be fine on a Saturday night with friends, but sometimes you just want quiet conversation. An … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Where Do You Go When You Want Quiet Conversation?
Lots of wine shops come and go from the bottom of this list every year, but the top three always seem to be the same. New to the list this year is CorksCru on NW Broadway. The percentage spread between the top three is tightening, and they are all firmly entrenched at the head of the list. 2012: Cork Wine Shop, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Wine Shop in Portland
Before I get started, yes, I know some of you avoid "family friendly" restaurants like the plague. I understand that. Many people don't feel the same way, so just keep the nasty comments to yourself. I like my summary from 2012, so I'm just going to quote it - '"The place where friends and family meet", "Bring the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Most Family Friendly Restaurant in Portland
Everybody has their own definition of what makes a great first date restaurant. Some go for romance, others for price... me, I'd want to know how adventurous my dates palate is, but wouldn't want to pick somewhere that would scare them if it turned out their interests were more pedestrian. I suppose it all comes down … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: The Best First Date Restaurant in Portland
This is one that, as a business, you don't want to win. Every year I ask what restaurant is good, but has lousy service. I would think that the prize winning restaurant would do everything they can to get off of the list, but no, this one makes it Every Single Year! Even out of 456 votes, they were a chart topper … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Worst Service in What is Otherwise a Good Restaurant