I asked, "What is the best restaurant for lunch in Portland", deliberately excluding food carts - nothing against them, this just isn't a food cart site. 70 different restaurants received votes. Two ties made up the bottom group, so I extended the list a few extra places. 1,323 votes: 1. Lardo - 12.1% of the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Restaurant for Lunch in Portland
Reader's Choice - Best of 2015!
These are our Reader’s choices for 2015 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.
What is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? For years I've been saying that Middle Eastern food has tons of potential, but chefs weren't exploring it. There are lots of options, but what is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? Most menus in town were basically the same, and the quality wasn't … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland
I have a friend who visits every few years, and her first question is always, "What are the Best New Restaurants in Portland?" Since I didn't do a survey in 2014, this list goes back to late 2013. Looking over this list, I think everyone one of them is an option for a good meal. Will the top choices be successful? … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best New Restaurants in Portland
Every survey I ask you "what is the Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland?", and every time it seems like the selection is a little bit better. With all of the riches off of our coast you wouldn't think this would be an issue. Speaking of riches, I haven't been to any of these places in some time, but looking at the menu … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland
Nostrana restaurant in Southeast topped the reader survey as the Best Italian Restaurant in Portland every year since they opened. Not so in 2015. Ava Genes jumped Nostrana by 4%, making it a clear winner, which surprises me because it is also probably the most expensive Italian in Portland, with large plates starting … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Italian Restaurant in Portland
The first place winner for Best Barbecue in Portland is always the same. However, Smokehouse 21 (now expanded to Smokehouse Tavern) is continuing to pick up votes, rising from 6% in 2013. More interesting, is that Podnah's huge share has dropped - it received a whopping 72% of the vote in the last survey, but has now … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Barbecue in Portland
Portland is an amazing cocktail town. We were, and many say still are, on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, with some of the finest bartenders anywhere claiming residence in our city. So if you want a break from hops, what is the best cocktail bar in Portland? The list contains most of the standards you'd … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Cocktail Bar in Portland
When I went to look a the results for the best wine bar in Portland from previous years, I was surprised to find that I've never asked this question before. We have an international reputation for pinot noir and pino gris, and thousands of people come here every year to visit our wine country. It's about time I added … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Wine Bar in Portland