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. This morning, we looked at the Top Restaurant Standbys. Now, let's take a breather from the lists and go for 2009, described in one word.
Tommy Habetz, Bunk Sandwiches: Carts
Kimberly & Vitaley Paley, Paley's Place: Survival!
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast: Miraculous
Andrea Slonecker: Persevering
Bruce Carey, Bluehour, 23Hoyt, Saucebox: hard-boiled
Chris Israel, Gruner:Amazing!
Jamie Dunn, Gilt Club: Better
Andy Ricker , Pok Pok, Ping: Unpredictable
Roger Porter, The Oregonian: Happy Hours.
Louisa Neumann: Foodcart (That's 2 words though!)
Mike Thelin: Resourceful.
Bette Sinclair: Fragile.
Andrew Fortgang, Le Pigeon: Tidal