We know from the last survey where to go when you want romance, but how about the Best Portland Restaurant for a First Date? I have strong feelings about this. Before I go on a date, I want to know 1) do they like dogs, and 2) how adventurous their palate is. Those two things are stoppers for me. Sure, roll your eyes, but admit it: we all have secret deal breakers.With this … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Restaurant for a First Date
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.
I didn't expect many votes for The Most Romantic Restaurant in Portland, but 715 of you indulged me by answering the final survey questions. Let's face it, we all like a little romance now and then. For fun I looked all the way back through our lists to 2006.Interestingly, eight of the past winners have now gone out of business. They are Alba Osteria, Alberta Oyster Bar, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Most Romantic Restaurant in Portland
Where can you get the best hamburger in Portland Oregon? This category received 1,378 votes. I'm always surprised when we have ties with this many votes cast, and it happened three times in this category. This is always a top vote-getter in our yearly poll, with such a wide variety of responses, even the winners have a fairly low percentage of the total. The "other" write in … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Hamburger in Portland
Portland is a sushi town, and that's reflected in the number of votes for the Reader Survey 2015 Best Sushi in Portland. We have lots of reasonable choices, and the cuisine seems to be growing in popularity. But the top choices always seem to come down to a favorite few. Those restaurants not mentioned here received few votes. This year, Bamboo Sushi once again swept away the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Sushi in Portland
The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Coffeehouse in Portland a challenge. We love our coffee, and judging by the comments, many of us have strong preferences about coffeehouses. For this survey I left out "Best Roaster" for another survey, because I wanted to concentrate on things like service, feel, and the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Coffeehouse in Portland