Just in time for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, the survey results for the Best Beer Bar in Portland are in! This year we see the usual suspects; just the order has changed. I'm glad to see Horse Brass on top, and am happy to see relative newcomer Stammtisch make the list.1190 votes cast:1. Horse Brass Pub - 8.4% of the voteBeer: Esquire listed Horse Brass as … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Beer Bar 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.
Reader Survey 2015: Best Thai Restaurant in Portland
In my surveys over the years, this question has received more votes than any other category. No so for 2015's Best Thai Restaurant in Portland. Perhaps Portlanders are getting more sophisticated, and experiencing other cuisines as more diverse restaurants open. I am glad interests seem to be evening out.In the 2011 poll, Pok Pok took an impressive 43% of the vote, but in … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Thai Restaurant in Portland
Reader Survey 2015: Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland
The first time I asked what is the Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland, it seemed to be on an upswing. It seemed like everyone was a fan of pho. These days we have so many other options it feels like the cuisine isn't as popular as it used to be, but judging by the number of votes cast, it still has lots of fans.1175 votes cast:1. Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen - … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Portland
Reader Survey 2015: Best Chinese in Portland
In spite of some new arrivals on the scene, the survey makes it clear. When it comes to the Best Chinese in Portland, we still aren't a mecca for the cuisine. Why is that? Seattle has some decent examples. Vancouver BC has some excellent restaurants. I've never understood why so many of our Chinese restaurants are below expectations.This year, Shandong drops from first … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Chinese in Portland
Reader Survey 2015: Best Bread Bakery in Portland
This year I decided to break out the question, "What is the Best Bread Bakery in Portland". My reasoning is that there are some pretty decent places that specialize in cakes, pies, pastries and whatnot, but in many cases their bread is not that great, and vice versa. Proving my point, with close to the same number of votes, the order of winners is completely different than the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Bread Bakery in Portland