Who Makes the best Mexican food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion I've eaten in several Mexican restaurants over the last few weeks, and have overheard the following comments: "If one doesn't get me drunk, you are underpouring your margaritas", "How can this be Mexican if there are no rice and beans", and innumerable variances on "... I'm from California so I know … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2017: Best Mexican Food in Portland
I have a friend who visits every few years, and her first question is always, "What are the Best New Restaurants in Portland?" Since I didn't do a survey in 2014, this list goes back to late 2013. Looking over this list, I think everyone one of them is an option for a good meal.Will the top choices be successful? Sometimes folks in the hardcore food community go for the new … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best New Restaurants in Portland
Following the trend of recent years, there has been a bit of a shakeup in the Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland category, but only in the placement on the list. Relative newcomer Xico (pronounced "chico") is continuing to climb, vaulting over more established restaurants such as Autentica. Mextiza has closed giving room for others to move up.1,288 votes were cast for this … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015 – Best Mexican Restaurant in Portland
Taqueria Nueve has reopened in the space last occupied by Beaker & Flask. You may remember the restaurant from their old location on NE 28th, which closed in May of 2008. At the time, it was considered by many to be the best Mexican restaurant in Portland.Chef Billy Schumaker is bringing back many old favorites such as wild boar tacos, octopus coctel, and Caeser con … [Read more...] about Taqueria Nueve Reopens in Southeast Portland
Spints Alehouse at 401 NE 28th Avenue is closing. In a statement on Facebook, owner Alyssa Gregg said, "It saddens me to say that August 31st will be our last day here at Spints. It has been an awesome journey for me and I want to thank my staff and all the great customers we had along the way. Please join us for drink specials and a plentiful buffet on our last night to let … [Read more...] about Spints Alehouse Closing, Taqueria Nueve to Return, and More!