Accanto Chef Shuffles Big changes at the Italian restaurant Accanto on Belmont Street. Erik Van Kley and Gabriela Ramos are moving on from the recently closed Taylor Railworks and taking over the kitchen. From the press release: They'll be taking their time making Accanto their own - their goal is to … [Read more...] about Portland Food News for November 24th
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 … [Read more...] about Top 10 Portland Restaurants – September 2016
The Lotus Cardroom and Cafe has closed and the building will be torn down. According to KPTV, who seem to be breaking a fair amount of restaurant news these days - The historic bar, which is located at SW 3rd Avenue and Salmon, will be demolished to make room for a high-rise boutique hotel. The 30-foot cherry wood … [Read more...] about New Roundup: Revelry Revels, Roe to Move/Expand, Lotus Cardroom RIP
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 … [Read more...] about Zusman’s Top 10 Portland Restaurants March 2016
The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2016 restaurant and chef award semifinalists. As usual, a bunch of Portland places made the list. Of course there will only be a few winners by the time this shakes out, but what the heck, I'll list them all, bolding the Oregon nominations. For those of you who only care … [Read more...] about 2016 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists Announced
Every survey I ask you "what is the Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland?", and every time it seems like the selection is a little bit better. With all of the riches off of our coast you wouldn't think this would be an issue. Speaking of riches, I haven't been to any of these places in some time, but looking at the menu … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland
You heard it here second! The Oregonian announced a major shakeup today in the way they do restaurant reviews. From now on, instead of the easily understandable, tried and true method of rating restaurants by letter grades, they are switching to the crazy, convoluted STAR system! "What", you ask? How am I going to … [Read more...] about Oregonian Shakeup, GQ at it again, Frogs and Puffins!
It is ironic that the restaurant which garnered the most votes in the Best Seafood category went out of business last month. Riffle NW would have been slightly ahead of the second place winner. However, I am happy to see that a restaurant that many people don't even know about came in right behind it. Perhaps there is … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland