Just in time for the weekend, our readers vote for the best place for a late-night snack. Out of 760 votes: Cartopia at 12th and Hawthorne - 46% of the vote! Open 12pm - 3am. When split into vendors, Potato Champion and Whiffies Fried Pies take the prize. The others are a distant 2nd and 3rd: Biwa - … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Late Night Snack
This guide was originally written for the 2009 United States Barista Championship, but it got so much favorable press, I decided to adapt it to anyone dining on a budget. This is a quick guide to places that are very reasonably priced, and close to the Convention Center/Downtown core. If it's lunch or breakfast you … [Read more...] about Dining On a Budget in Portland – Downtown/Convention Center
Pinocchio has mastered the art of spin control. Is the Oregonian regretting giving the restaurant a bad review? On November 21st, critic Roger Porter's Oregonian review of Pinocchio was published. Some choice gems: I cannot tell a lie. Pinocchio is the most mediocre restaurant in years to occupy prime downtown real … [Read more...] about Is the Oregonian Trying to Cover Up a Bad Review?
Gabe Rosen's much awaited Biwa, a Japanese restaurant in the same space as the Simpatica Dining Hall, opened this week Do not expect your run of the mill California roll sushi and chicken teriyaki emporium here. Biwa is inspired by countless neighborhood joints throughout Japan; places that serve (according to Biwa's … [Read more...] about Biwa Restaurant Open, Ten-01 Restaurant Spiral Down