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Throwing Ourselves On The Grenade of Bad Food to Save You

Restaurant will remain open for the time being. Taylor Railworks is planning on selling. According to a press release, the restaurant will remain open while it searches for a buyer. With nearly 50 years worth of professional experience working in restaurants between us, Erik and I realized that we’re ready to see a

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Where to go for the best desserts in Portland We haven’t asked this question since 2013, because it never seemed to vary from year to year. One would think your opinions would have changed over the past three years, but this is not the case. The top three in our survey results this year parrot

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Amazon.com has announced their intent to purchase Whole Foods Markets in a $13.7 Billion Dollar Deal Amazon is valuing Whole Foods stock at $42 a share in an all-cash transaction, well over yesterday’s closing price of $33. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organi

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Just a quick result – we asked readers “Of all the restaurants that have closed in the last 18 months, which one do you miss the most?” Here are your top ten picks. Veritable Quandary smoked everyone else with 24%. The number 2 results was 10%. 1. Veritable Quandary 2. Smallwares 3. Sen Yai 4.

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What Restaurant Serves the Best Pizza in Portland? Who makes the best pizza in Portland? I know people who have nearly come to blows over this very question. Every year the same restaurants tend to place in the top five, and 2017 is the same. But not everyone wants a “fancy” pizza, which is probably

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I always get a mix of comments when I ask “Where is the best place to dine with children in Portland?” One group is firmly in the “no one should ever bring kids to a restaurant”, and others say “I can bring my kids anywhere I want!” Restaurants realize that with children come parents, and

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Is there a “Best Bread in Portland”? There are some excellent bakeries that specialize in cakes, pies, pastries and the like, but in many cases their bread is not that great, and vice versa. In the 2015 survey I broke bakeries into two categories – “Best general Bakery”, and Best Bread. The results

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What are the best bakeries in Portland? Judging by the sheer number of comments in the poll, many of you feel quite strongly about pastries. Little T American Baker climbs a step to the top spot. It’s been on the chart since 2011. Other notable changes – Petite Provence fell off of the chart, dropping from

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Acclaimed Spanish Chef Josep Vidal Brings Catalonian Cuisine to the United States From the press release. A menu doesn’t seem to be available yet. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 2, 2017) — The Portland extension of Catalonian restaurant Can Font opens this week, June 3, in the Pearl District’s Cosmopolitan Building. “T

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What is the best Coffeehouse in Portland? The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Portland Coffeehouse a challenge – 85 different coffeehouses received votes, which makes the spread between them much smaller, but 561 of you had an opinion. For this sur

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What restaurant has the best burger in Portland? The category for best burger in Portland received 812 votes. Burgers tend to be a polarizing subject, with strong opinions. For many of us they fulfill a primal call to our childhood, grilling in the backyard, and all burgers compare to that. But the true burger fan leave

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What is the best coffee roaster in Portland? This is all about the beans. I asked for Best Coffee Roaster in Portland in a separate question from best coffeehouse, because I wanted to concentrate strictly on the coffee, so this is a new question this year. It seems like everyone has decided that roasting coffee

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Hamlet in Portland has served their last meal From Facebook, “It’s true. Hamlet will be closing its doors after last call on Saturday, but we hope to see you one last time for a drink and a slice of our best! Thanks to everyone who’s ever come through, cozied up to our bar, sipped our

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Bellino Trattoria, the Sicilian Restaurant in the Pearl District Closes First there was Fratelli, which lasted over 15 years, then Bellino Trattoria Siciliana which lasted just over two years. Now the owners of Nicoletta’s Table and Marketplace, a Lake Oswego Italian restaurant/store will be opening in the space at

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Spanish food and cultural festival brings Portland four days of dinners, tastings, trade shows, wine seminars, demos, music, film, art, and Flamenco I was at Toro Bravo this week, and the staff were bubbling over about the first annual La Ruta PDX. On the way home, I happened to turn on the latest Right at the

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Are Munchery home delivery meals worth the price? You’ve probably seen advertisements for Munchery pop up as you’ve navigated around the web. I was seeing them everywhere, with phrases such as “Our chefs are the talent behind every dish we serve. Innovators, artists, and James Beard Award winners, they

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The title pretty much says it all. We are just a few votes short of the goal for our 2017 reader survey. Questions about topics like Best Burger, Best Pizza, Best Coffee, etc. If you haven’t gotten a chance, we’d really appreciate your vote! You’ll find the survey here. Filling it out makes you eligible

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Online magazine Thrillist, names Stanich’s Burger as Best in America, Little Bird Bistro comes in at #43. Kevin Alexander of Thrillist has finished a year-long quest across the USA, trying 330 burgers in 30 cities. Not only did Little Bird come in at #43, but Stanich’s “Nick’s Cheeseburger ($7.9

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They gave it a good try. Le Pigeon and Little Bird Restaurants have returned to a normal tipping program – Return to Traditional Tip Model Last year, we implemented a gratuity-free payment model at both of our restaurants. While we are proud to have experimented with this format, it unfortunately, did not work as w

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New Year, New List: Zusman’s Best Restaurants in Portland – and the Overrated Ones As Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter once wrote, “The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet ‘neath the ground.” Portland’s darkest season made me want to flee or sleep, in turns. But at last Springy things are

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I’ve been going through every post ever written on this site over the past week, and a name has kept popping up: Scott Shampine. I wondered what had happened to the chef, who has worked for Branch in NE, Bluehour, a Cena in Sellwood, Olea in the Pearl District and Gracie’s in the Mallory Hotel. I

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Following a year of rumors, the Touché Mediterranean restaurant at NW 14th and Glisan in the Pearl District is closing. Once the home of historic Fire Station #3, the restaurant opened in 1995. In late February, it appeared a deal had been worked out, allowing the building to remain, surrounded on two sides by a 12

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The owners of The Old Gold and Paydirt have announced a third bar, Tough Luck   True to it’s name and well-over a year in the making, Tough Luck strives to be nothing more than the best neighborhood establishment it can be. And with good reason, too. Situated in the Woodlawn neighborhood and housed in

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Food & Wine Magazine’s “America’s 10 Most Exciting” new restaurants includes Tusk Restaurant From the press release, PORTLAND, Ore. (May 4, 2017) – On their third annual Restaurants of the Year list, FOOD & WINE named Tusk among the 10 top new restaurants around the United States. The editors descr

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So much of the food news these days isn’t worth an entire post, so they get swept away, the detritus of our news feeds. We’ve decided it’s time to do more roundups, like the old days. Aviary now has a burger. Knowing Sara Pliner it’s going to be good. Sarah’s Banh Mi Burger ($8) is made

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You read that correctly, Willamette Week has managed to trademark “Best of PDX” (I can’t say Portland here without lawyers getting involved), so we’ve been forced to change the name of our survey to “Best in Portland Area Food 2017”. It seems you can trademark just about anything, and

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Feast Portland has announced the lineup for the 2017 season According to OregonLive, the chef lineup this year includes “Barbara Lynch (Menton, Boston), Enrique Olvera (Cosme, NYC and Pujol, Mexico City), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, NYC), Ignacio Mattos (Estela, NYC), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune, NYC), Greg Baxstrom (

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Though Portland restaurants and chefs received many nominations this year, the final results of the James Beard Foundation Awards were disappointing. However, we did have some winners: After three years of nominations, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, owners and chefs of OX and Superbite, have won a James Be

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Does camel milk taste like cow milk? I was driving past Barbur World Foods, when the electronic billboard made me hit the brakes – “Camel Milk Now Available”. I’m surprised there haven’t been car accidents in front of the store. I’ve seen camel milk while living in the Mediterranean w

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We want your opinion! What are the Best Restaurants in the Portland Metro? We skipped our poll 2016, because it was getting a bit ridiculous as everyone else was copying our polls, but another year has passed and we’d really like to know what you think. We are awarding 3 randomly drawn participants a $25.00 gift

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