Bar Avignon is closing for good on December 31st Sad news today from Bar Avignon. Here is the announcement from their newsletter - Dear Everyone, Bar Avignon is closing. After over a decade of serving Portland from our little corner on Division, our last night of service will be this New Years Eve, … [Read more...] about Goodbye Bar Avignon
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
Street side tables on Division and also 22nd Street. Can be a bit noisy during rush hour. The side street is shaded by the building. Lots of good options on the menu. The pork chop stands out, but you won't have trouble finding a good meal. Nice wine selection. … [Read more...] about Bar Avignon
When I went to look a the results for the best wine bar in Portland from previous years, I was surprised to find that I've never asked this question before. We have an international reputation for pinot noir and pino gris, and thousands of people come here every year to visit our wine country. It's about time I added … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Wine Bar in Portland
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 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Most Romantic Restaurant in Portland
Portland restaurants are often very loud. Psychologists say that noisy restaurants not only make people feel like they are part of something, but they also tend to make diners eat faster, which helps turn tables. That might be fine on a Saturday night with friends, but sometimes you just want quiet conversation. An … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Where Do You Go When You Want Quiet Conversation?
Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine List
In 2011, the voting went Bunk Bar, Beaker & Flask, and Slow Bar. This year the order has changed a bit, as Interuban has shaken things up. As Tanuki has been moving around over the past year, this is a good showing for them. Out of 952 votes: 1. Beaker & Flask - 7.3% of the vote. 727 Southeast Washington … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Bar Food in Portland