As you probably know, City Market NW is closing. Sunday, August 17 is the last day. I have good memories of City Market. In the early 2000's I spent a bucket of money there on cheese, fish, olive oil and really good balsamic vinegars. To this day they are one of my favorite sources for cheese; the staff is … [Read more...] about City Market Closes Sunday
<updated> After a 17 year stint at Oba in the Pearl District, Chef Scott Neuman is returning to Texas. According to a press release, he will be there through February 25th. Scott is known for his modern take on "nuevo Latino" food. For the next month, Pablo Pacheco, Oba's Chef de Cuisine will be filling in. They … [Read more...] about Chef Scott Neuman Leaving Oba and More!
Here is a guide to our favorite Portland wine shops Last update 1/4/18 While many wine bars like Bar Avignon are gaining in popularity and exposure, Portland Oregon wine shops often fly under the radar of the public. Big retail stores like Fred Meyer’s, Zupan’s, New Seasons and even Trader Joe’s carry large … [Read more...] about Guide to Portland Oregon Wine Shops
This year only three fishmongers place in the 2013 "Best Place to Buy Fish in Portland" category. The winner jumped from 3rd place in the 2012 poll, and the other two switched places. New Seasons Markets may not have topped any category this year, but they have done incredibly well overall. 1. Flying Fish Company- … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Place to Buy Fish in Portland
Where do we go when we are looking for ingredients to make a special meal? The outcome of this list is exactly the same as last year. 1. City Market/Pastaworks – 48% of the vote! 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 97214. Map (503) 232-1010 735 Northwest 21st Ave., Portland OR. 97209 Map (503) 221-3002 City … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Favorite Gourmet Store in Portland
For those who don't know, "Cheesemonger" is someone who sells cheese. Every year, fewer and fewer stores are nominated in this section, and this year the nominations drop to 8! 583 votes cast: 1. Cheese Bar – 52% of the vote. 6031 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR. 97215 Map (503) 222-6014. (Many people still think … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Cheesemonger
We love our cheese, and there are only a few places that we like to buy it. I was surprised at the small number of stores nominated - only 16, with many only getting one vote. I also was surprised by the absolute landslide for one shop, which received 55% of the vote. Here are the results for the best place to buy … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Cheesemonger