[Note that this is, of course, our 2011 April Fools post.] The Oregonian has started a new quarterly feature today, which will list the top three restaurants in Portland. Their decision is based on "how many readers click on various stories on their website, which will truly reflect the popularity of those … [Read more...] about The Oregonian Lists Their “Top 3 Restaurants”
Our April Fools Stories Archive
Every year we try to do April fools stories for Portland. This might be crazy reviews, fake news posts... whatever imaginative (or unimaginative) ideas I can come up with.
In 1957, the BBC ran what is considered by many to be one of the greatest April Fools jokes of all times It was a report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest. Back in those days, many people weren't familiar with pasta, and knew nothing about how it was made. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, "Huge numbers of viewers were … [Read more...] about Spaghetti Crop Forcast
Is Grass-Fed Beef Healthier? Researchers from California State University in Chico reviewed three decades of research comparing grass-fed and grain-fed beef. From the NY Times.com, Overall, grass-fed beef comes out ahead, according to the report in the latest Nutrition Journal. Beef from grass-fed animals has … [Read more...] about Is Grass-Fed Beef Healthier? and April Fools!
We had some in-depth conversation a few weeks ago about whether a waiter should remove an empty plate before all diners at the table have finished eating. Many of you thought that the crossed knife and fork was the best way to signal that you want your plate removed. At Portland Food and Drink, we want to make the … [Read more...] about Universal Fork and Knife Signaling System Arrives!
Stumptown Coffee Roasters to Branch in New Direction Gossip tends to pour from restaurants in this town, but Stumptown has always kept its future plans pretty close to the chest. That made for quite a surprise last Friday when they announced their fair trade popcorn initiative. Duane Sorenson says it is a "natural … [Read more...] about Thomas Keller Opens “Mexican Laundry” in Hillsboro, Hot Lips Pizza Builds APDS, Stumptown Popcorn!
[There are a lot of people new to this site, who may have missed this review when I first published it back in 1996. I Be sure to read the comments below - priceless!] Driving west on Burnside, one can’t help but notice the warm glow of the sign in the distance. La Campana beckons from a block away. “Come … [Read more...] about La Campana – My 1996 April Fools Day Spoof