[This review is originally from 2006, but many parts have been rewritten for 2019, including some new dishes, great photos, updated prices, etc. Nuestra Cocina is our Reader’s Choice for Best Mexican Restaurant 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017.] There are few places in Portland that call to me. I can only take so many steaks, […]
[updated 2017] Ringside Steakhouse was been closed, extensively remodeled and has reopened. I thought it was time to go back and take another look. In the early 90’s, I had my first dinner at Ringside, yet I remember the night like it was yesterday. It was a cool, crisp winter evening. I wanted to impress […]
A review of Gilda’s Italian Restaurant in Portland Oregon by Roger Porter You hear all the time that one of the lamentable gaps in Portland’s culinary scene is the absence of great Chinese restaurants. Understandably there is little here to compare with the Chinese food palaces of San Francisco or Vancouver, B.C., but sadly we […]
A Review of Eric Bechard’s Thistle Restaurant in McMinnville By Roger Porter I promised myself I wouldn’t allude in this review to Eric Bechard’s incident this spring involving a defiant defense of local animals, a stance provoked by a rival chef who, in his eyes, had heretically championed a Midwest over an Oregon pig. The […]
With the myriad of restaurants opening in Portland every year, it is easy to forget some of the older ones, which often are better than the latest gastronomic trend-setters. In my opinion, Andina is one of these, a restaurant that rarely disappoints, always intrigues and provides a great introduction to one of the world’s great cuisines.