Two Portland Restaurants Make Yelp’s Top 100
Thursday, February 11, 2016
GoLocalPDX Food Team
via Screen Door's Yelp page
The consumer review site released it’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the US” for 2016 on Wednesday. Screen Door finished in the top half of the list, coming in at 33, while The Waffle Window was ranked 93rd on Yelp’s list.
Screen Door provides some down-home southern cooking right here in PDX. Their fried chicken and bacon receive rave reviews on Yelp.
“This place is worth getting up early for,” user Erika O. said in a five-star review. “My boyfriend's chicken and waffles were out of this world. If you love Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles this is another step up from that. To be honest I didn't even know it could get better. But it really does!”
The Waffle Window, located at 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd., has some of the breakfast in town.
“Been going for years, A must stop when driving through Portland even if in a rush,” raved Seth. W. in a five-star review. “The savory waffles are amazing as are the seasonal ones. Honestly I have not had a waffle there I didn't like.”
How the Rankings Were Made
To determine Yelp’s Best Places to Eat in 2016, researchers analyzed which places were the all-time most popular an reviewed on Yelp. Restaurants were judged based on rankings that looked at the ratings and number of reviews on the site.
“Yelp’s list of Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016 honors businesses that rank so highly in the Yelp community’s opinion that they have earned the status of ‘must try within this lifetime,’” Yelp said. “From fancy to casual, long time favorite to new up-and-comer, barbecue to udon, this list runs the gamut of gastronomical experiences. And that’s the way we like it; a list as quirky and interesting and unique as the Yelp Community itself. Sometimes you want a white tablecloth experience, and sometimes a sandwich on the run hits the spot.”
Casa del Sol
Challenge: It's all free if you eat 2 pounds of carne asada, 10 ten inch tortillas, and a side of beans and rice. If you eat this all in 30 minutes you can also get a $15 gift card or a Casa del Sol t-shirt.
Casa del Sol, 14324 S.E. Division St. and other locations. [link to website], 97236, 503-762-1033
Mad Greek Deli
Challenge: 8 pound massive Mad Greek Sandwich, 1 lb. of Greek fries, and a 32-ounce drink must all be consumed within one hour. If you accomplish that goal (and you must) you will receive all the money in the pot which is at $640 right now. If you fail, at least you have a new pot in your belly to take home.
Mad Greek Deli, 1740 E. Burnside St. [link to website], 97214, 503-645-1650
Photo Credit: Antonio Fajardo i López (Own work) Live look
Challenge: Eat a gigantic glazed doughnut in 80 seconds. Guess what you get if you eat the Texas doughnut... You guessed it! A button thats says, "You Win!"
Voodoo Doughnuts, 22 SW 3rd Ave. [link to website], 97204, 503-241-4704
Sayler’s Old Country Kitc
Food: 72 ounce steak
Challenge: One 72-ounce medium rare top sirloin steak must be consumed with all the trimmings: 2 pieces each of celery, carrots, olives, dill pickles, one regular salad, ten french fries or one baked potato and one slice of bread. To top it off you also must eat a dish of ice cream and drink a regular sized beverage. If you chew this all down in one hour you will get the dish free of charge and the honor of being “that guy/girl.”
Winners so far: 8 women and 571 men. Losers? 39 women and 1,285 unlucky dudes.
Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen, 10519 SE Stark St. [link to website], 97216, 503-252-4171
Photo Credit: Petr K (Own work) Live link
Challenge: It’s all about the 4 1/2 lb. Quadzilla Burger. Scarf that sucker down with a coke and a pound of fries in less than 30 minutes and you don’t have to pay for it.
Skyline Burgers, 2200 NE Broadway St. [link to website], 97232, 503-808-1553
Challenge: Consume 5 lbs. of poutine—cheese curds, potatoes and gravy—within 30 minutes and you not only get your meal free but you also get a free t-shirt. As of right now this competition is discontinued, but in a couple of months you may be able to take on the challenge.
The Original Dinerant, 300 SW 6th Ave. [link to website], 97204, 503-546-2666
Stepping Stone Cafe
Challenge: Complete three “Mancake” pancakes and you will end up on this Northwest breakfast joints “wall of shame.”
Stepping Stone Cafe, 2390 NW Quimby St. [link to website], 97210, 503-222-1132
Food: Habanero Cheese Fritters
Challenge: Complete five habanero cheese fritters with sauce and you will end up with your name on the wall with 40 other people (the wall comes down every year).
Salvador Molly’s, 1523 SW Sunset Blvd. [link to website], 97239, 503-293-1790
Food: Vegan Corn Dogs
Price: $1 on Wednesdays
Challenge: If you eat more than the last guy or gal, you get $1 PBR for 90 days as long as your record holds.
Hungry Tiger, 207 SE 12th Ave. [link to website], 97214, 503- 238-4321
Fire On The Mountain
Food: Hot Wings
Challenge: 15 El Jefe wings in three minutes. One sauce. One drink. One napkin. If you swallow all that down you end up with an organic t-shirt that says “I Survived The El Jefe”… XXX
Fire On The Mountain, 1708 E. Burnside St. and other locations. [link to website], 97215, 503-230-9464