The cruise ship that is Andina Restaurant has hit the rocks. Updated 7/10 - the final score was 51 of 100 points. I'd like to say that this is a minor setback for Andina from which they will quickly recover, but this is another nail in the coffin for the Peruvian restaurant which was rocked with scandal in 2013 after … [Read more...] about Andina Fails Latest Health Inspection
Your Choice for the most romantic restaurant in Portland Romance. Candlelight, quiet conversation, memorable communal experience, flirting. That is my definition, but, judging from the list, many people have other criteria. I went all the way back to our 2006 results, which contained many blasts from the past: Alba … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Most Romantic Restaurant in Portland
Family in town? Just looking for a good place to eat with a bunch of friends? Here are the results from "Best Place to Eat with a Group". Out of 581 total votes, only two restaurants rose to the top: Andina – 1314 Northwest Glisan Street, Portland, OR Map (503) 228-9535 Read my review here. Toro Bravo – 120 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: The Best Place to Dine with a Group
Once again, Portland Food and Drink readers pick the best restaurants in Portland. As normal for this survey, I'm only listing the restaurants that stand out from the others by a large margin. Results were much tighter this year than in the past - once we get past Pok Pok, the spread is just 196 votes between the rest … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: The Best Restaurants in Portland
1. Toro Bravo - Everyday Spanish food is about quality and fresh ingredients, simply prepared. This is rustic food, meant for downing as tapas and accompaniments to glasses of Spanish Rosado or pitchers of Sangria. This is food to relax over, to nibble at, and to share with friends. The Toro Bravo menu starts with … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant in Portland #1-11
There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [Read more...] about Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!
I thought I'd throw in this question for 2012: now that I have dining room listings, I get lots of emails about which place I think is best. 1. Andina - Four private dining rooms. 1314 Northwest Glisan Street Portland, OR 97209 Map (503) 228-9535 My review 2. Portland City Grill - Several rooms that can be … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Business Group Dinner
For me, first dates are a tricky thing. I don't want to go overboard and spend a bunch of money unless I'm pretty sure we are going to hit it off. I don't want somewhere that is so loud and distracting that we can't get to know each other. Then there's the food. A sense of adventure, especially in all things food, is … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Where to Eat on a First Date