Had to do a little research before I wrote up the wines section, especially since I don't drink. It's mostly a result of Marshall's opinions. Also added a section of places that deserve more business or praise, which is somewhat compiled from opinions here as well.
I'm looking to do Indian and Sushi next since they're probably what people will most be interested in. But since Curry Leaf has gone downhill I'm down on Indian in town. I can't decide if I should survey a bunch of the sushi before doing the initial list.
This is not an official Chowhound list or officially sanctioned by Chowhound. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Here are the main additions:
1. Liner & Elsen: Varied inventory both in price and origin. Modest selection balanced by interesting wines. Tastings every first and third Friday with changing themes, plus most Saturdays. Also special events. Knowledgeable staff. Nice website with calendar, search, and pricing. Open M-Sa; 202 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR, 503.241.9463; http://www.linerandelsen.com/
2. E & R Wines: One of the largest selections of wine in town, well-organized and easy to browse. Provides a list of seasonally appropriate wines and discounts of 20% on a purchase of 12 bottles. Ed and Richard (the "E & R") are more helpful than the help. Lengthy and useful newsletter. Many tastings and events. Open Tu-Sa; 6141 SW Macadam Ave #104, Portland, OR, 503.246.6101
3. Mt. Tabor Wines: Small shop dedicated to high quality wines. Not just for the wealthy, they offer a "bang for the buck" list monthly in both their newsletter and website. Premium bottles are kept in their temperature controlled walk-in cellar. Tastings every Friday night and have recently started serving cured meats from the famed Salumi in Seattle. Open Tu-Sa; 4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 503.235.4444; http://www.mttaborfinewines.com/
DESERVING OF MORE BUSINESS OR PRAISE
* Antojitos Hondurenos
* Basta's Trattoria
* Brazil Butikim
* Bun Bo Hue
* Chez Machin
* Criollo Bakery
* Ken's Place
* La Bonita Taqueria
* La Iguana Feliz
* Le Bouchon
* Pho Dalat
* Poncho's al Pastor
* Sahagun Chocolates