The Heathman Restaurant closing at the end of March. Though the restaurant was once home base to accomplished chefs Greg Higgins and Philippe Boulot, and was on many "must visit" lists in the 80's, this is not what I'd call a big loss to the community. The restaurant has been on a downward slope since the early … [Read more...] about Heathman Restaurant Closing, to Open as New Paley’s Venture
The Heathman Restaurant and Bar
There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [Read more...] about Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!
I thought I'd throw in this question for 2012: now that I have dining room listings, I get lots of emails about which place I think is best. 1. Andina - Four private dining rooms. 1314 Northwest Glisan Street Portland, OR 97209 Map (503) 228-9535 My review 2. Portland City Grill - Several rooms that can be … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant for a Business Group Dinner
Where to go to impress a client. These austere days, three martini lunches at places like Morton's and El Gaucho are out. In 2011, the order of votes was Higgins, The Heathman and Little Bird. 568 people voted: Little Bird Bistro - 13% of the vote. 219 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204 Map (503) … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant For a Business Lunch
Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine List
Every so often a dish comes along so transcendent that even though you inevitably expect great things from the restaurant the preparation looms as a huge surprise, a boon to everything that precedes and follows. Such was a recent experience at dinner at The Heathman, and it once again reminded me how all the clichés … [Read more...] about One Dish at the Heathman by Roger Porter
As we wind down to the readers choice for Top Restaurants, we have three more survey results to post. The first few choices didn't surprise me, but the third choice made no sense to me, especially when compared to the others. I don't have anything against the restaurant, it's just that it has a totally different … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Place for a Business Lunch