Who Makes the best Mexican food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion I've eaten in several Mexican restaurants over the last few weeks, and have overheard the following comments: "If one doesn't get me drunk, you are underpouring your margaritas", "How can this be Mexican if there are no rice and beans", and … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Mexican Food in Portland
Following the trend of recent years, there has been a bit of a shakeup in the Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland category, but only in the placement on the list. Relative newcomer Xico (pronounced "chico") is continuing to climb, vaulting over more established restaurants such as Autentica. Mextiza has closed … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015 – Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland
An anonymous email says that Morgan Brownlow has found a new home as executive chef at the longtime lacking Papa Haydn Group. You may remember Morgan from lots of past restaurant gossip posts, but my tipper says that he is calm and humble and looking to find peace in the city he was born in. I hope so - he's a talented … [Read more...] about Still Hungry? Go Back to the Buffet and Get More Food News!
This is one category where things seem to change every year. A fair number of restaurants have fallen off of the list, and the order continues to change. Relative newcomer Mi Mero Mole is making significant gains toward the top spot, eclipsing the percentage of last year's winner. It looks like their success has been … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland
Last year the survey order was Autentica, Por Que No & Nuestra Cocina. This year things swapped around, with a new restaurant in the mix. Though the category received 1096 votes, the lower-ranked restaurants individually received more votes. This dilutes the pool a bit, and shows that we have more of what PFD … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland
Once again, this survey pretty much followed along the lines I expected. Autentica has gotten more expensive, but I still feel it is a good deal. In my experience the service issues have been largely worked out, though they still have off days. ¿Por Que No? locations always have a line down the block, and I admire … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Mexican Restaurant
Updated 7.19 - Autentica has closed. About 12 years ago, when I was living in Napa Valley, a friend of mine told me about a group of Mexican women who made tamales. I’d never been a huge fan, but she swore these were unlike anything I’d had before. The directions were a bit convoluted, consisting of vague … [Read more...] about Review: Autentica
Not a whole lot going on right now, but here's a few items that may be of interest. 1. Fooku contest is closed. I'll be sending the entires off to the judges, and we'll pick the top five for a community vote. 2. Most of people have probably heard, but Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon has been named as one of the "top … [Read more...] about You Call This News? Dry Soda, Segafreddo and More