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Throwing Ourselves On The Grenade of Bad Food to Save You

I’ve long suspected that some people will like a bad restaurant just because it has a lot of hype. Such is the case for The Shed at Dulwich. From NPR’s The Salt, The Shed at Dulwich was one of the most exclusive eateries in south London for about six months — available only by reservation,

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The Best Vietnamese food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion It wasn’t until writing up these results that I realized my consumption of Vietnamese food this year is zero. I’m not sure why, as I like the cuisine, especially a bowl of pho on cold afternoons. Without a conscious decision, I’ve

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Looking for a restaurant for Christmas Eve/Day or New Year’s Eve/Day? We’ve got you covered. There are so many events coming in, I’ve decided to go ahead and post them, with a caveat: the list will be updated every day, and details on some of them are still a bit sparse. You’ll find listings for

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Your Choice for the most romantic restaurant in Portland Romance. Candlelight, quiet conversation, memorable communal experience, flirting. That is my definition, but, judging from the list, many people have other criteria. I went all the way back to our 2006 results, which contained many blasts from the past: Alba Oster

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This press release came in today for a project I had not heard of until last week. It’s The Porter, a Hilton Hotel on SW 2nd Ave. in Portland. Portland, Ore.’s Newest Luxury Hotel Sharpens Culinary Vision With Chef AJ Voytko at the helm, The Porter to open innovative dining collection in February 2018 Portland,

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You are in Portland for lunch and want a place you can sit down. Where do you dine? Note: I ran off on my trip this fall with a bunch of “best of” posts written and set to publish automatically. It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized it had never happened. The best-laid plans… get

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I’m going through every post we’ve ever written, cleaning them up and adding SEO. In the process, I’ve been reminded of some of the fun things we used to do, and I’m going to bring some of them back. We had a food limerick contest in 2006, and again in 2010 that was great fun,

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It’s already that time of year. I’m working on the event lists for Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day. If your restaurant is open let me know and you’ll be added to the list! You’ll find the easy form here. The post

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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 keep

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Lompoc Brewing has announced the closure of its Hedge House location at 3412 SE Division St. The final day will be Tuesday, Nov. 28. Owner Jerry Fechter gave the following statement. “We’d like to thank our staff, customers, friends, family, and vendors for your support over the last 14 years. We are so prou

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Kenny Giambalvo taking the helm of replacement New York Italian restaurant Fans have a little time to visit before Pazo closes its doors, so make plans accordingly. After over 20 years in business, Pazzo Ristorante will be saucing its last pasta and closing up shop after the first of next year. The final service will be

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Our new system makes it so easy to put together these lists, we were able to post the Thanksgiving restaurant list early this year. You’ll find eateries open on Thanksgiving day, plus a few restaurants selling complete to-go packages. We’ll update the list as we find out about more dinners, so check back.

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Noble Rot is hosting a special fundraiser from November 1st through 30th to benefit the UndocuFund. The wildfires that besieged multiple communities in Northern California in early October collectively burned over 210,000 acres of land within a week. Over this period, the fires killed at least 42 people, destroyed an es

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Is the Portland restaurant scene fading? Esquire Magazine released its much vaunted “Best New Restaurants in America” list, and two Portland restaurants are included: Coquine at number 4 and Han Oak at number 8. Since they opened in July 2015 and February 2016 respectively, one has to wonder how either made t

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After a very long vacation, I’m back in Portland – you’ll find plenty of photos on my Instagram. Along the way, I ate at a wide variety of restaurants, and for the first time, the Portland scene feels a bit dated. It no longer stands out to me as a beacon of light. Sure there

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Oregon breweries claimed a total of 17 medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held October 5-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. From the press release – Oregon Breweries brought home 7 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. The Portland Metro area won 8 medals, Central Oregon won 4 medals, the

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Oba Restaurant Has Closed Two notes tonight from readers saying Oba Restaurant at 555 NW 12th Avenue in the Pearl District has abruptly closed after over 19 years of business. Though nothing has been said on their Facebook page, their website and Open Table reservations are offline. Oba was known for Nuevo Latino cuisine

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As every year, the vote for the Best Indian Restaurant in Portland is so lopsided, it’s hardly a contest. No snub intended; the winner has three big things going for it: two locations, low prices, and good food. Portland isn’t exactly overflowing with good Indian cuisine, but it is slowly getting better. 690 of you

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[Note from FD. Michael seems to be in a pithy mood this week. These opinions are his and do not necessarily reflect those of PFD] Friday was a work day for me. I was feeling the effects of not enough sleep all week, but still managed to get my Feast on over the lunch hour

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Another year of Feasting underway. The founders were gracious (foolish?) enough to let me retain my media credentials for the whatevereth consecutive year, despite my best efforts at subversion. So, kisses to Carrie and Mike. Naturally, not all the highlights make the usual suspects’ fawning social media accounts. Here

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I don’t normally post news items that aren’t related to food, but this piece by Paul Gerald made me break that rule. If you’ve never read it, his blog is a great read. So here is what I was going to write in the September Breakfast Bulletin. I was going to tell you about some

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News that City Rotisserie will be opening in the old Muselet space in the South Waterfront. Here’s the press release – Scheduled to open early November in Portland’s booming South Waterfront, City Rotisserie will be a casual, full-service, neighborhood restaurant and bar offering savory roasted meats, flavo

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Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy’s restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay. The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, whe

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I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this category because I already have –  If you are interested in more details on Ringside, El Gaucho, Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s, you’ll find my steakhouse showdown review here, along with a few more stories about my life in Texas. However, there are restaurant

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Vegetarian food in Portland – up and coming I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Portland category. In 2011 428 votes were cast, in 2012 450 votes, in 2013, 560 votes, in 2015 878, and for this year 902 votes were counted. I’m not sure if this means people are trying

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What is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? For years I said that Middle Eastern food had tons of potential, but chefs weren’t exploring it. But since we ran the 2015 survey we’ve seen lots of changes, when Levant and Mediterranean Exploration company burst onto the scene. That forced other restaura

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 Where can you get the best Chinese food in Portland? The state of Chinese cuisine has improved greatly over the past few years. As recently as 2015, I complained about the lack of good Chinese restaurant options, but a spate of new openings has made a big difference. There is, of course, room for improvement,

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What restaurant has the best Italian food in Portland? I was curious how this survey question was going to come out, as we’ve had a steady increase in Italian restaurants over the years. Looking back at older surveys shows the trend away from simply serving a Caesar salad and a bunch of pasta has reached

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PDX Apple Recycling runs August through October to benefit Oregon Wild Judging for the apples rolling down the gutters, we have a good crop this year. Have more than you need? Recycle your apples with Portland Cider Company. CLACKAMAS, Ore. – August 11, 2017 – Portland Cider Company has announced details for its seco

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It is one of the most polarizing foods, but the majority of you have a strong opinion on the Best Barbecue in Portland While Podnah’s Pit has easily topped your list for many years, more competitors have opened and they are starting to make inroads on the king. The top three choices stand significantly above

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