First, two businesses stand out by working some extra hours for a good cause. Sterling Coffee Roasters in NW Portland will be having a benefit. Please join us on Thanksgiving from 8 am-12 pm! All drinks are on the house with tip proceeds going to IRCO whose mission is to promote the integration of refugees, … [Read more...] about Looking for Coffee on Thanksgiving Day?
Accanto Chef Shuffles Big changes at the Italian restaurant Accanto on Belmont Street. Erik Van Kley and Gabriela Ramos are moving on from the recently closed Taylor Railworks and taking over the kitchen. From the press release: They'll be taking their time making Accanto their own - their goal is to … [Read more...] about Portland Food News for November 24th
What is the best Coffeehouse in Portland? The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Portland Coffeehouse a challenge - 85 different coffeehouses received votes, which makes the spread between them much smaller, but 561 of you had an opinion. For this … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
What is the best coffee roaster in Portland? This is all about the beans. I asked for Best Coffee Roaster in Portland in a separate question from best coffeehouse, because I wanted to concentrate strictly on the coffee, so this is a new question this year. It seems like everyone has decided that roasting coffee is … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Coffee Roaster in Portland
The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Coffeehouse in Portland a challenge. We love our coffee, and judging by the comments, many of us have strong preferences about coffeehouses. For this survey I left out "Best Roaster" for another survey, because I … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
There is a dearth of particularly interesting Portland restaurant news lately, but here are a few items that have caught my eye. Blue Star Donuts has opened a branch at 3549 SE Hawthorne. You may remember them from such delicacies as the Fried Chicken Donut or the *Valhorona Chocolate Donut. You can read my review … [Read more...] about Bits of Portland Food News – May 14th
Portland Monthly Magazine reports that Trigger, the Tex-Mex restaurant from Tommy Habetz and company will close, to reopen as another Bunk. This isn't exactly a surprise: the location under the Wonder Ballroom was a bit strange and frequently competed with the ballroom and Toro Bravo for neighborhood parking spaces. … [Read more...] about Trigger, Pasta Allegro Close; Little T Bakery Opening New Store
When readers voted a year ago for the Best Coffee Roaster in Portland, there was a bit of an upset, with Ristretto Roasters barely edging out Stumptown coffee. This year things have flipped a bit. Let's review the top three 2012 results first: Ristretto Coffee Roasters - 27.9% Stumptown Coffee Roasters - … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Coffee Roaster in Portland