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, Liner & Elsen Wine Merchant, Vino Wine Shop, Vinopolis Wine … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Wine Shop 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.
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 kids!", "Tot Tuesday", "Free Soft Serve Ice Cream". These … [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 to what is important to you, and what your end goal is.In … [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 again. Hello? Is anyone home? For the record, I've had issues … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Worst Service in What is Otherwise a Good Restaurant
I don't know why I bother. It is certainly not for the first place winner - it's always the same. This year, Smokehouse 21 on NW 21st street has picked up significant votes, rising from just 2.4% last year. No where else received enough votes to be statistically significant. I think I'll skip this question for the next few years.2012: Podnah's Pit BBQ, Russell St. BBQ, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Barbeque in Portland