Happy Election Day, Oregonians! And just in case heading out to the polls to cast your vote doesn't sound so appetizing, allow us to introduce the world of Eater Awards voting for your judgmental pleasure. On Monday, Eater will celebrate the restaurateurs, chefs, restaurants, and bartenders that keep this industry so alive — but we need your help. So for five main categories, we are putting forth our nominees and requesting that Eater readers vote to narrow the field down to three. Editors will choose the winner from the top three.
Yesterday, readers voted for Restaurant of the Year, narrowing the field down to just St. Jack, Natural Selection, and Olympic Provisions NW. Today a slew of new hot spots will go head-to-head to compete for the title of So Hot Right Now — aka the spot that has the most foodie tongues wagging at this very moment. Polls will close in 24 hours when a new poll will begin, and voting irregularities will be strictly policed. Have at it!