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Willamette Week Names Tasty N Sons Best Restaurant, Castagna Runner-Up

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Willamette Week released its glossed-up Restaurant Guide a few hours early (thanks, guys!), naming (not of a much surprise here) John Gorham's much-buzzed about Tasty N Sons as "Restaurant of the Year" and the Matt Lightner-led Castagna as "Runner-Up."

A quick peek at the guide shows that, on page 16, editor Ben Waterhouse places these two winners within what is a sure-bet-to-debated list of "The Top Ten Restaurants in Portland, in alphabetical order": Beaker & Flask, Castagna, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Paley's Place, Podnah's Pit, Pok Pok, Tabla, Tasty N Sons, Toro Bravo and Yuzu.

"Where The Pros Eat" allows local food professionals, like Ten 01's Bar Manager Aaron Zieske and Alma chocolate-maker Sarah Hart, to share their favorite places to eat in town. Zieske is big on the Big Egg food cart as well as the Alibi for its late night Saturday night free buffet (guess even food pros like a bargain). Hart keeps it close to home and Alma, with nearby Tabla, Navarre, Bamboo Sushi and other nearby 28th Avenue favorites. Thoughts on WW's food guide? Post 'em here.
· Image of Clyde Common by Lincoln Barbour courtesy Willamette Week
· Willamette Week [Official Site]

Toro Bravo

120 Northeast Russell Street, , OR 97212 (503) 281-4464 Visit Website

Paley's Place

1204 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Bamboo Sushi

836 Northwest 23rd Avenue, , OR 97210 (971) 229-1925 Visit Website

Pok Pok

3226 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 232-1387 Visit Website

Ken's Artisan Pizza

304 Southeast 28th Avenue, , OR 97214 (503) 517-9951 Visit Website


2015 Chestnut Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-4290 Visit Website


3227 Georgia Avenue Northwest, , DC 20010 (202) 291-3227 Visit Website

Tasty n Sons

3808 North Williams Avenue, , OR 97227 (503) 621-1400 Visit Website