Hey if it was only about food, go to Tasty N Sons, Screen Door or Pok Pok. Piattino offers good food and MORE - and the more is personal. If you like good food with a personal touch, Piattino is a good place to try and see for yourself. The original reviewer and several of the commenters don't appear to value that, and so this isn't the place for them. In fact referring to a friendly place as a tourist trap is curious, but probably this perspective goes to the food focus that has made Portland restaurants generally above average in the U.S. In the end, having a friendly owner is just fine, folks - and it's a positive, not a negative. Piattino is about the balance, and it works.
I find it very interesting that to review a restaurant you need to bring up another. Looks like you where paid off by the other restaurant. I have been trying the food at all the restaurants in the area and now i will pass on Oven and Shaker. I will also pass on reading your reviews of anything else. Are you a fourth grader? You sure are not "Smarter than a Fifth Grader"
i like how none of the outraged responses recognize the positives of the review. They also don't specifically address the negatives.
Good to reply with counter-opinions, but other than a shout-out to the Hen and the "big" pizzas, the outraged provide very little substance and instead raise questions of the reviewer's integrity. That's fucking ridiculous.
A couple replies: I would bet that the reviewer eats several times at each place he reviews. As many of us do, he probably thinks that Portland has one of the best food scenes in the country. So far, nothing *anybody* has said above suggests Piattino should be part of the A-list. Forgettable, maybe, but to long-term "regulars" whose opinion is based on familiarity alone.
Love the food, love the analyses, love the commentary - only in Portland. You just don't see this type of passion for restaurants everywhere. Keep Portland Weird(ly Focused on Restaurants).
I sincerely hope that Mrs. Palin continues to write her books, make her press statements, and keep pushing forward her noble agenda. Her and Michelle Bachmann are national treasures.
After all, the SNL skits are priceless.
^So many layers. It's like an ironion.
Hulk is not funny
Totally legit rant.
Shitty summarizing, yo: "The US economy grew at a higher rate this summer than previously anticipated—4.1 percent, our second-strongest spurt of capitalist vitality since 2007. It probably won't continue, though."
To clarify, Q3 GDP growth was revised upward to a 4.1% annualized rate.
"It probably won't continue, though" - What a bullshit assertion. On what basis do the Mercury's macro-bullshitters make this claim?
Such diverse sources as the Fed, Calculated Risk's Bill McBride, Moodys' Mark Zandi, the Conference Board, et al., are anticipating that, absent exogenous shocks, 2014 economic growth in the US will accelerate.
Now bring on the fuckin' tinfoil unfluoridated shadowstats zerohedge Glenn Beck Mankiw-Rogart-Reinhoff-Niall-Ferguson-addled country fucks to tear this comment the fuck down!
I asked a petitioner where exactly in the initiative it had provisions to protect against Nestle taking control of the water supply, because that was among her ridiculous claims and fallacious arguments. She immediately got this Chris Farley "lower case...A" face and ran... ran off, saying she had to catch the Max. Didn't mean to catch her off script.
Does Frank Cassano know yet that Earl Chesnut is apparently gunning for his job?
The group trying to convince you to sign and support the petition are trying to take over the water and sewer. Look at where their support is coming from.
It might be an cold, icy, dirty world in the backcountry, but my "Poncho" has been out in the wilderness more than 45 days non-stop, and my 1960's accessories have survived the most deadly outdoor trials of the outdoor life. And the cappuccino machine it's just an USB device so it's really easy.
Yes, keep placing weird ideas liiiike there's no Death Ray, that'll do him reaaally good.
"Two Wheeled Vendetta"
The handles were designed as monkey bars, the seats were designed as trampolines, but were then placed in the Max, what are you gonna do now?
Coulda, shoulda got laid ya schmuck! But nooooo! Gotta type and then wipe. Whatta poosy!
I am soooo tired of the phrase
"first world problem".
He's turning the other cheek.
In other news Fiona Apple was found dead in a west hillywoot alley this morning. Autopsy results were inconclusive because Apple popped up in the medical examiner's office and said THANK YOU PORTLAND.
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