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It's almost here: On Monday, Eater will host the 2012 Eater Awards, honoring the best restaurants, chefs, and industry talent across the nation. Voting has continued all week with polls for Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right Now, and yesterday's contest to name Bartender of the Year.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories, and readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? It's time to select the Portland restaurant that's our city's Stone-Cold Stunner (aka the best designed). This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.