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 Stumptown and everyone is looking for a good spot to … [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 quality of the food they were serving (though the appetizers … [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 forever, has been eating out almost nightly for 20 years (if you … [Read more...] about Top 10 Portland Restaurants – September 2016
[adrotate banner="66"]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 Facebook because I thought it needed to … [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? Sometimes folks in the hardcore food community go for the new … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best New Restaurants in Portland