Portland


Chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland on Motherhood + Running a Restaurant

On the heels of highlighting the Top 10 Mom-Owned Restaurants in America, we’re pleased to bring you a series of interviews with the talented women on the list. First up is Naomi Pomeroy, the chef-owner of Beast. Beast opened in 2007 and is one of Portland’s most acclaimed restaurants. Not surprisingly, chef Pomeroy took home [...]

On Our Plate: National Dine Out Day for Sandy Relief; Save on Taste of the Nation Palm Beach Tomorrow; Restaurant Weeks + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * TODAY is National Dine Out Day! Dine at a participating restaurant to support those still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. * Save 15% on Taste of the Nation Palm Beach tickets tomorrow night. Discover more and get tickets now for 6/19. * Don’t miss Taste of the [...]

On Our Plate: Summer Restaurant Weeks Begin in Palm Springs, San Francisco, Portland + More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: summer restaurant week season has begun. For the next four months, most major metro areas across the U.S. will be hosting culinary celebrations of their cities, from Atlanta to San Diego and everything in between. First up, whet your appetite for steals on meals in these cities. [...]

Restaurants Ban Food Photography; PayPal to Pay Your Dining Check + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Don’t shoot. Some restaurants are banning food photography. [Business Insider] * But if you insist on the point and click. Here are some tips for jerk-free restaurant food photography. [PopPhoto.com] * Make no mistake. Or at least not these five mistakes that restaurant’s make with their [...]

Portland’s Chefs Fired Up; High Cal Inaugural Lunch; Burgers Okay with Exercise

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Didn’t get invited to the inaugural luncheon? Your waistline will thank you — it was a 3,000 calorie meal! [Washington Times] * The tipping point. That moment when you start to hear a chef’s name everywhere. [Grub Street Chicago] * Get the burger. And [...]

Best Dates for Foodies: HowAboutWe Reveals Dining + Drinking Habits of Daters

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I’d say that’s probably true of a woman, too. And, it’s been said that beer is the ultimate social lubricant. So, it’s no surprise that many dates involve food and drink. Curious about what food and drink is putting diners in the mood [...]

Tweet of the Week: Share Our Strength + Dine Out to Help End Childhood Hunger

OpenTable is a proud supporter of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, so this tweet from diner and SOS supporter Sara Elizabeth Dill, aka @SEDLAW15, really spoke to us. Happening now in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and San Francisco, Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

As the height of harvest season draws near, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District [...]

Dining Dilemmas: Meeting the Chef, Ordering for Your Date, and the Art of Noise

* Marina O’Loughlin thinks meeting the chef is as overrated as everything else that’s overrated these days. [The Guardian] * Can you stay slim if you dine out often? You can if you follow Ed Levine’s three simple tips. [Serious Eats] * Portland restaurateurs discuss their different approaches to the art of noise in their [...]