The top results are quite similar to previous years, so I won't ask this question in 2014. Ok, I will. It is interesting how many restaurants which were voted near the top in previous years did not make the 2013 list. Missing are Southpark, The Heathman, Gruner, Bluehour and Nostrana. Out of 668 total … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Restaurant for a Business Lunch
From Portland Monthly, Chef Thomas Boyce "Leaves" Bluehour. Actually, it sounds more like he was shown the door. As of Tuesday, Boyce was out and Dolan Lane, chef at Clarklewis on SE Water Avenue, was in. Bluehour’s Bruce Carey and Joe Rogers own both restaurants. Boyce says he was taken completely by … [Read more...] about Chef Thomas Boyce Out of Bluehour
Where to go to impress a client. These austere days, three martini lunches at places like Morton's and El Gaucho are out. In 2011, the order of votes was Higgins, The Heathman and Little Bird. 568 people voted: Little Bird Bistro - 13% of the vote. 219 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204 Map (503) … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant For a Business Lunch
Portland Food & Drink is the best source for online menus, news on restaurant openings, and snarky, user-penned feedback." In October, New York Magazine ran an article called Play in Portland's Shadows. I have no idea why this just popped up in my linkback list, but the Related Links section made me … [Read more...] about Pet Peeves in Dining Service and Catching Up on News
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?
There are a few address in Portland, that are notorious for failed restaurants. Think the old Zefiro space. A reader asks, "Do you believe that a space's history (particularly if it has a so called 'hex' or has been home to many failed ventures) can be overcome by a talented chef and/or great food? Are Portlander's … [Read more...] about Are Some Restaurant Locations Cursed? Kevin Ludwig’s New Venture