In 2011, I broke this category into two - restaurants and dessert focused businesses. This year I combined them. However, it is still easy to compare. Pix and Papa Haydn have the same ranking; big surprise there. Salt & Straw is completely new on the list, pushing The Sugar Cube down. As far as restaurants, Paley's Place still reigns supreme, with Le Pigeon and Pambiches … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Places in Portland to Get Dessert
Le Pigeon Restaurant
Best Burger is always one of the more contentious awards. Almost everyone likes good hamburgers, but many people base their favorites on "what mom used to make". Some people like all the accompaniments, others the bare minimum. With that in mind, I've listed to top 15.The spread is pretty close, with the exception of Little Big Burger, which came out of nowhere to trounce … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Burger in Portland
View the 2012 Reader Survey results here!Here are the results of the reader survey of the best restaurants in Portland. The total number of votes was a bit daunting, but I narrowed them down to a group which stood far above the rest. Within each of the three groups, the votes were very close. The tally dropped off dramatically at that point, so I'm limiting the results to … [Read more...] about 2011 Reader’s Survey: The Best Restaurants in Portland!
This question was suggested by a reader and added to the poll at the last-minute. I think it was a good idea and was interested to see which restaurants placed on top of the pack. Here are the results.Out of 490 votes cast:Metrovino -20% of the vote. 1139 Northwest 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) 517-7778 Map Nostrana - 1401 Southeast Morrison St., Portland, … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Wine List
Once again a long list of semifinalists has been announced by the James Beard Foundation. Portland will host the announcement of the nominees of the 2011 James Beard Awards on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at an invitation-only press luncheon at the Oregon Culinary Institute. This is the day after a benefit fundraiser dinner at the Multnomah Athletic Club featuring past and present … [Read more...] about James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced for 2011