In my surveys over the years, this question has received more votes than any other category. No so for 2015's Best Thai Restaurant in Portland. Perhaps Portlanders are getting more sophisticated, and experiencing other cuisines as more diverse restaurants open. I am glad interests seem to be evening out.In the 2011 poll, Pok Pok took an impressive 43% of the vote, but in … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Thai Restaurant in Portland
Popular market chain Trader Joe's has backed out of plans to build a Northeast Portland store. That TJ's pulled out is a bit of a surprise, as the city had agreed to sell them the land, valued around $2.5 million, for just $500K.From KGW.com, The Portland African American Leadership Forum and a handful of locally owned grocers criticized the deal as a taxpayer giveaway. … [Read more...] about Roman Candle, Riedel Coke, Swank & Swine, Trader Joe’s – It’s all here!
It's been a pretty slow period for restaurant news, but here are a few things that caught my eye:Michael Russell over at The Oregonian reports that Chef Jake Martin is returning to Portland from Seattle to take over as Chef de Cuisine at Genoa. He'll be working with Executive Chef David Anderson. You may remember Jake from Fenouil. Michael is going to have an interview with … [Read more...] about Misc. News for 12.5.12
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 embrace of these more exploratory restaurants, and am excited … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best New Restaurants in Portland Oregon
In 2011, the order of best Thai was Pok Pok, Red Onion, Chiang Mai, Chaba Thai, Mee-Sen, Thai Noon and E-san. This year, Chiang Mai has climbed, Red Onion has plummeted, and Thai Noon has fallen off the list. I don't think it will surprise anyone that Pok Pok took 43% of the vote. Here are the results: Out of 840 votes:1. Pok Pok - 43% of the vote. 3226 Southeast Division … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Thai Restaurant in Portland