On Friday, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema piled on top of the never-ending orgy of national writers who are lovin' on the food scene that is Portland, Oregon with his Postcard from Tom: Portland's small and personal eateries."
Although his thesis basically states that Portland doesn't deserve to be such a great restaurant town, Tommy Boy goes on to rave about three "small and personal" restaurants including Chris Israel's Gruner, Andy Ricker's Pok Pok and the meaty meals at Laurelhurst Market. In the article we also find out the full (working) title for Portland Monthly's Karen Brooks (who was interviewed for the piece) new book: "The Mighty Gastropolis: How Portland's Rule-Breaking Chefs Hand-Crafted the New Urban Cuisine." Now that's a mouthful.
· Postcard from Tom: Portland's small and personal eateries [Washington Post]