Next Monday, Eater will present the 2014 Eater Awards, our fifth-annual celebration of the people and places that have made the past twelve months so delicious. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now.
Here's how it works: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories:
- Restaurant of the Year
- So Hot Right Now
- Chef of the Year
- Bartender of the Year
- Stone-Cold Stunner of the Year
All week long Eater readers -- that means you! -- will vote in each category, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner.
Ready to play your part? We're kicking things off by opening the poll for Portland's Restaurant of the Year 2014. If you want to put your favorite place at the top of the heap, scroll down to the poll and get clicking. It's only open for 24 hours. Check back tomorrow to see who rose to the top-three, and get ready to vote for the next category.