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Eater Portland Contributors and Readers Share One Word to Describe 2019

What we talk about when we talk about 2019

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A cloud of the collected words

As the year comes to a close, Eater sites across the country are celebrating the highlights and bemoaning the lows of 2019. Here in Portland, Eater contributors and food personalities are sharing their thoughts on the year in a series we call the Year in Eater. In this edition, we tried to sum up Portland’s year in dining with a single word. For this category, we also mined the minds of Eater Portland readers in our Facebook group, to round things out. For more year-in-review stuff, take a look at our 2019 retrospective package.

Gary Okazaki, Instagram influencer and co-host of the podcast Walk-ins Welcome with Gary & Michael:
Bakeries/cafes

Chris Angelus, host of Right at the Fork podcast:
Hotel

Michael C. Zusman, Willamette Week restaurant critic:
Declining

Seiji Nanbu, Eater Portland contributor:
Collaboration

Krista Garcia, Eater Portland contributor:
Evolving

Alex Frane, Eater Portland contributor:
Chicken

Tamara Belgard, Eater Portland contributor:
Fried Chicken (Ok, that’s two words)

Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Eater Portland editor:
Comfort

Rodney Paris, Eater Portland reader:
Brisket

Jordan Curtis, Eater Portland reader:
Fast-casual

Ken Steiner, Eater Portland reader:
Pizza

Crystal Song Haenggi, Eater Portland reader:
Diverse

Maia Chase, Eater Portland reader:
Goodbyes

More Year in Eater roundups [Eater Portland]
More 2019 retrospective content [Eater Portland]

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