Oswaldo Bibiano has confirmed that his Mextiza restaurant, is closing in late July. Rumor has it, that a deli type business will be going into the space. Oswaldo plans to keep Autentica restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and the two Uno Mas taquerias, one of which opened in the Civic Condominiums in SW Portland just a few … [Read more...] about Confirmed: Mextiza Restaurant Closing in July
An anonymous email says that Morgan Brownlow has found a new home as executive chef at the longtime lacking Papa Haydn Group. You may remember Morgan from lots of past restaurant gossip posts, but my tipper says that he is calm and humble and looking to find peace in the city he was born in. I hope so - he's a talented … [Read more...] about Still Hungry? Go Back to the Buffet and Get More Food News!
This is one category where things seem to change every year. A fair number of restaurants have fallen off of the list, and the order continues to change. Relative newcomer Mi Mero Mole is making significant gains toward the top spot, eclipsing the percentage of last year's winner. It looks like their success has been … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland
In spite of the shaky economy, it seems that more restaurants have opened in Portland this year than in the last 2-3 years combined. The list contains new takes on many interesting cuisines: Argentinian, French, Mexican, Asian, vegetarian* and even one which is dabbling in molecular gastronomy. I'm encouraged by our … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best New Restaurants in Portland Oregon
Last year the survey order was Autentica, Por Que No & Nuestra Cocina. This year things swapped around, with a new restaurant in the mix. Though the category received 1096 votes, the lower-ranked restaurants individually received more votes. This dilutes the pool a bit, and shows that we have more of what PFD … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland