As is the tradition at Eater, it's time for the annual Year in Eater survey. For the Portland version, we asked a group of notable chefs, cooks, and people we know a bunch of questions. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited herein. To kick it all off, herewith PDX's Top Newcomers.
Tommy Habetz, Bunk Sandwiches: Metrovino, Beaker & Flask, Laurelhurst Market, Whiffie's Pies, Nong's Khao Man Gai, Olympic Provisions, Prost, Miho
Kimberly & Vitaley Paley, Paley's Place: Castagna & Genoa both revitalized
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast: Olympic Provisions, Gruner
Andrea Slonecker: Beaker & Flask, Metrovino, Laurelhurst Market
Bruce Carey, Bluehour, 23Hoyt, Saucebox: Gruner
Chris Israel, Gruner: Ping, Nong's Kao Man Gai, the new Genoa
Jamie Dunn, Gilt Club: Laurelhurst Market, Genoa, Bunk, Acena
Andy Ricker , Pok Pok, Ping: Ocean City, Nong's Khao Man Gai, Beaker & Flask
Roger Porter, The Oregonian: Metrovino is the outstanding new restaurant in town. I am also a fan of Du Kuh Bee.
Louisa Neumann: DOC
Mike Thelin: Ben Bettinger's food at Beaker and Flask, and what Matt Lightner is doing at Castagna. These are two most talented new chefs in Portland.
Bette Sinclair: Ned Ludd, FATS, Bunk, Metro Vino, Beaker & Flask, The Allison, Suzette