NY Times: 36 Hours in Portland

The New York Times has visited Portland for their 36 Hours in… travel series.

Portland’s reputation as a great dining town is well-deserved, but no one here rests on his or her laurels, least of all the chefs and restaurateurs behind renowned spots like Fore Street and Eventide Oyster Co.; both parties have recently opened new restaurants, adding to the quandary of travelers already stymied by an abundance of choices. Meanwhile, a new generation of Portlanders and newcomers is pushing the boundaries with a fresh take on everything from doughnuts to kombucha.

The restaurants highlighted in the article are: 3 Buoys Seafood Shanty, Becky’s, Central Provisions, Duckfat, Emilitsa, Eventide, Fore Street, Hugo’s, Liquid Riot, Portland Lobster Co, Scales, The Holy Donut, The Honey Paw, Two Fat Cats, Urban Farm Fermentory, Vena’s Fizz House.

0 comments on “NY Times: 36 Hours in Portland

  1. Never been intrigued to go to Three Buoys with all the tried and true options nearby. Should I reconsider?

  2. I’ve tried 3 Buoys several times over the last couple years and have been disappointed each time. I’ve had the standard fried seafood dishes but have found them to be quite greasy and generally not very tasty. I’ve seen it on several “recommended” or “best of” lists and I’m always surprised — I would not recommend it to anyone looking for simple fried seafood. I would send folks to Susan’s or the Fisherman’s Grill on Forest Avenue or even Portland Lobster Co., which I think makes great fried seafood although I always feel like a tourist in my hometown when I eat there.

  3. Interesting. I tried 3 Buoys for the first time a month or so ago and thought it was really good! I was surprised how good. Lack of consistency is one of the top defining characteristics of the Portland-area food scene, in my experience. I consider almost every place I go to these days a crap-shoot.

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