The wait is nearly over. After a year of tasting our way across the city, breaking down dishes layer by layer, and deep interrogations with the region’s most promising, upcoming chefs, we’ve arrived at Portland Monthly Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2015, which will be revealed on Friday.
Who will food critic Karen Brooks anoint as Restaurant of the Year? Who will our Rising Star Chef(s) be? (Spoiler: there are two this year.) What is the best dish in the city, hands down, right now? And which cuisine hit its winning streak in 2015? The whole thing offers borderline pornographic food literature, with insider information for serious Portland eaters.
Plus: 2015’s Hottest Food Trends, an annotated guide to Portland’s menu-makers (that’s Oregon’s all-star farmers, ranchers, and artisans), plus the “Best of the Rest,” an indispensable guide to eating your way around the city.
Anyone want to take a stab at ROY? What about the Rising Star Chef? Let us know in the comments below—and we'll see you back here on Friday.