With severe weather forcing many restaurants to close for multiple dates this winter, it's time to pay tribute to, and support, Portland's restaurant underdogs — the hidden-gem restaurants that get plenty of love from regulars but not enough attention from the media. The restaurant underdogs map gives these time-tested and hard-working establishments their due. The only rules for cracking the list? The restaurants must receive little recognition, have zero PR presence, and be worthy of your cash.
It's extremely likely that one of your favorite under-recognized restaurants isn't on this map. Now's the time to show the love in the comments below and on social media. Portland has creative and quality-driven chefs and restaurant owners bursting from its seams, from St. Johns to Oregon City, and from Beaverton to Troutdale. If there were ever a place to give them a shoutout, this is it.
To see which restaurants used to be on the map, visit the Restaurant Underdog archive. (Note: The points on this map are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.)Read More