What restaurant has the best Italian food in Portland? I was curious how this survey question was going to come out, as we've had a steady increase in Italian restaurants over the years. Looking back at older surveys shows the trend away from simply serving a Caesar salad and a bunch of pasta has reached maturity, and … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Italian Restaurant in Portland
Beautiful outdoor space, linked to indoors via accordion glass walls. The family-friendly Italian restaurant opened their patio in early April to welcome Portland’s sunny, warm weather with a new happy hour menu reminiscent of Italian street food called “Aperitivo.” Enjoy classic bites – and some new additions to their … [Read more...] about Renata
I know... I am way behind on news. Where have I been? Working on a couple of big projects, and eating - getting caught up on the newer restaurants that I hadn't made it to yet and returning to old favorites. Here is some news scraped from the endless stream of press releases over the past month. Have … [Read more...] about News: Willow Opens, 180 Guest Chefs, New Restaurants
"Welcome to Portland, as in Oregon, the land of milk and honey — also coffee, tea, beer, wine, game, berries, crab, salmon, ice cream in flavors lifted from food trucks and olive oil that chefs compare favorably to Italy’s liquid gold." In a Merry Christmas to businesses in Portland, Tom Sietsema of The Washington … [Read more...] about Washington Post Names Portland Best Food City in America
Renata’s Private Dining Room Renata is a contemporary Italian restaurant dwelling within the season at hand and deriving inspiration from the diverse regional cuisines of Italy and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. It is our objective to craft an incomparable experience through welcoming ambiance, thoughtful … [Read more...] about Event Space: Renata
Noraneko Ramen, the latest venture from Biwa owners Gabe Rosen and Kina Voelez has opened on the SE Waterfront. The ramen focused restaurant is scaled down to the basics - hearty ramen in a casual environment at very reasonable prices. We'll have more later today. 1430 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Dare to … [Read more...] about Noraneko Opens, Butter Cafe to MLK, Gorham’s “Chopped” Restaurant and More!
You may have heard about Project Grace, an Italian pop-up that was being held earlier this year by Nick and Sandra Arnerich. They were planning to open a restaurant named Renata this summer at 626 Southeast 7th Avenue, just down from the new Taqueria Nueve. From the Oregonian, Owners Nick and Sandra Arnerich bring … [Read more...] about Project Grace/Renata Chefs Are Out, Opening Postponed