The endless question: What are the best Portland restaurants? I frequently get letters from tourists asking, "What are the Best Portland Restaurants?" Lists of such are a dime a dozen, so instead, we decided to do something different - the restaurants that we are frequenting. Some are new, some old favorites, but if … [Read more...] about Portland Restaurants – Where We are Eating Summer 2018
Confused yet? Kachinka, the sister restaurant to the highly vaunted Kachka, is opening on Friday, July 6th in the space being vacated when the original restaurant closes on the 3rd to move to a larger location. The new Kachka will open sometime in July at 960 SE 11th Ave in Portland. Kachinka is a more casual … [Read more...] about Kachinka Opens Next Week in Kachka’s Original Location
The nominees for the 2018 James Beard Awards have been announced Once again Portland has a good number of nominees for the James Beard Awards. Winners of the 2018 James Beard Media Awards will be announced at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Friday, April 27, 2018. Winners of the remaining awards will … [Read more...] about 2018 James Beard Award Nominations are Here
New Year, New List: Zusman's Best Restaurants in Portland - and the Overrated Ones As Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter once wrote, “The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet ‘neath the ground.” Portland’s darkest season made me want to flee or sleep, in turns. But at last Springy things are sprung in … [Read more...] about Top Ten Portland Restaurants – and Overrated May 2017
Tabla Pasta e Vino will close on December 3rd. The Italian restaurant, which opened as Tabla in 2002, was once one of the brighter lights of our culinary scene, mostly around 2006 when Anthony Cafiero was in charge of the kitchen. It was noted for a $39, three-course dinner, which was an absolute bargain for the … [Read more...] about Tabla Closing, Kachka Opening Second Location, Salt & Straw Expands to SF and More!
My Top 10 Portland Restaurants along with my next 15 for September 2016 This is the first update to my Top 10 Portland restaurants list since it was originally published in March. It’s the only local list that’s immune from p.r. and advertising pressures and is actually written by someone who’s lived in Portland … [Read more...] about Top 10 Portland Restaurants – September 2016
Michael Zusman goes to restaurants far more than I am able to, so I asked if he would be interested in an ongoing Top Ten Portland Restaurants list for the home page of the website. Fortunately he was happy to help, sending me 25. FD] Originally, my Top 10 Portland restaurants list was something I put up on … [Read more...] about Zusman’s Top 10 Portland Restaurants March 2016
I have a friend who visits every few years, and her first question is always, "What are the Best New Restaurants in Portland?" Since I didn't do a survey in 2014, this list goes back to late 2013. Looking over this list, I think everyone one of them is an option for a good meal. Will the top choices be successful? … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best New Restaurants in Portland