The semifinalists were announced today for the 2019 29th annual James Beard Awards. Since many of you visit Seattle restaurants I have included them also. Best New Restaurant Canard, Portland Sawyer, Seattle Outstanding Baker Kim Boyce of Bakeshop Outstanding Bar Program Expatriate, Portland No Anchor, … [Read more...] about James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced for 2019
Tankroom Announces the Premier of MEETTHECHEF in the Pacific Northwest, Featuring Albert Adrià and Pepe Carretero. This is a pretty big deal, so I'm posting the press release here. Barcelona chef Albert Adrià, brother of El Bulli's Ferran Adrià is known throughout the world for his restaurants. Tickets restaurant in … [Read more...] about MeetheChef brings Albert Adria to Portland, OR for the first time!
The endless question: What are the best Portland restaurants? I frequently get letters from tourists asking, "What are the Best Portland Restaurants?" Lists of such are a dime a dozen, so instead, we decided to do something different - the restaurants that we are frequenting. Some are new, some old favorites, but if … [Read more...] about Portland Restaurants – Where We are Eating Summer 2018
Chesa will close July 1st, Pono Farm Soul Kitchen July 8th Surprising Portland restaurant closures to cover. Jose Chesa's Spanish restaurant Chesa will close July 1st. After critic raves over his Spanish and Catalan restaurant Ataula in NW Portland, Jose expanded to Chesa at 2218 NE Broadway. From our best of … [Read more...] about Notable Closures: Chesa and Pono Farm
New Year, New List: Zusman's Best Restaurants in Portland - and the Overrated Ones As Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter once wrote, “The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet ‘neath the ground.” Portland’s darkest season made me want to flee or sleep, in turns. But at last Springy things are sprung in … [Read more...] about Top Ten Portland Restaurants – and Overrated May 2017
My Top 10 Portland Restaurants along with my next 15 for September 2016 This is the first update to my Top 10 Portland restaurants list since it was originally published in March. It’s the only local list that’s immune from p.r. and advertising pressures and is actually written by someone who’s lived in Portland … [Read more...] about Top 10 Portland Restaurants – September 2016
Michael Zusman goes to restaurants far more than I am able to, so I asked if he would be interested in an ongoing Top Ten Portland Restaurants list for the home page of the website. Fortunately he was happy to help, sending me 25. FD] Originally, my Top 10 Portland restaurants list was something I put up on … [Read more...] about Zusman’s Top 10 Portland Restaurants March 2016
"Welcome to Portland, as in Oregon, the land of milk and honey — also coffee, tea, beer, wine, game, berries, crab, salmon, ice cream in flavors lifted from food trucks and olive oil that chefs compare favorably to Italy’s liquid gold." In a Merry Christmas to businesses in Portland, Tom Sietsema of The Washington … [Read more...] about Washington Post Names Portland Best Food City in America