St John's Bridge is tragically underrated by South Portlanders.
Hi guys! As noted in the intro, these "underrated" picks are examples of places you guys did not deem worthy of being in your top ten of the PDX Approved Survey. Hence Roe being underrated... at least in this regard.
IMHO Wild Abandon is by far the most underrated brunch in the city. Phenomenal food, best biscuits I've ever had, super kind and on-top-of-it staff, and seriously. NEVER A LINE. Ever. And you don't have to roll out of bed early to experience it either. I've consistently come here with 8 people at 11:30, noonish, and we all sit down 3 minutes later. And usually get our tastiness on the table in the same timely manner. But you also don't have to feel like an asshole for hanging out and ordering an extra mimosa on the back deck. It's like magic.
Woodsman brunch seems pretty highly rated to me... But yeah, let's go with that and I'll keep Roost all to myself.
Cameo... yes!!!! Amazing breakfast.
Roe got Oregonian ROY and Luce was in Bon Appetit. Both are consistently in "best restaurants" lists. (I would say Luce is one of the most OVERrated restaurants.) Maybe you mean "places I like that should be busier"? Seems like this would be a good opportunity to highlight places that don't get press, not places that get lots of local and some national press that you wish were more popular.
Yeah.. Roe was also the Willamette Week ROTY. And it's not like Block & Tackle, Wafu and Fin weren't getting press either...
Big Ass Sandwiches is listed in two categories: Sandwiches and also Food Carts. YAY. They are the greatest & they also have a second location in the Mississippi Marketplace pod 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. that may not be known to their fans. Phone: 503-869-1829. Summer Hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri: 5pm-10pm Saturday, Sunday: 10am-4pm. www.missmarketplace.com
Ah yes, Roe, that "underrated" restaurant that won an Oregonian Restaurant of the Year award in 2013.
A "dive bar" at 48th and Hawthorne.
So, this a list of your favorite things in Portland?
You do your readers a disservice by not reporting more details about how the PBOT money is currently being spent and the amount of their total revenue: the property taxes plus the gas taxes. It is obvious to those of us living in SW Portland that money is currently being spent on road, sidewalk and bridge construction based on our construction road closures and one-way routing delays. What will the extra tax money be spent on that is not already scheduled for construction? Present more information. It is frustrating to see all of the negative discourse while not seeing the facts on which it is based.
It's bold to call spending on urban renewal projects "largely outside city hall's control". Sure, in 2014 they are unbreakable contracts, but they exist because of the love city hall has historically showered upon the PDC. (You can see this a few graphs later, where it is pointed out the pie slice for urban renewal funds keeps getting larger.) Next time a new urban renewal area is proposed, think hard whether it's worth the long term commitment.
What are "Special Appropriations"? And ONI share is as big as BPS?!?
If we had a public bank we could float our own bond measures and save on the money that goes to Wall Street.
Why does Multnomah County get such a huge cut off the top? Where does that money go?
I remember back in the day when Massachusetts was known as Taxachusetts (under Dukakis). At the time, the state also had a rather bloated county system. Governor Weld later demolished it up quietly and without much fanfare or press. One article I found states "Just over $1 billion was saved during the first 10 years of county abolition statewide." (http://www.eagletribune.com/opinion/x1265287672/A-not-so-fond-remembrance-of-Essex-County-government/print)
You say the gas tax is stagnant. But how much revenue does it actually provide PBOT. And what are PBOT's other current revenue sources? And what are it's expenses? What portion of its budget actually goes to street maintenance? Any fool knows that virtually none of their property tax goes to streets, that's a pretty easy story. How about some actual investigative reporting instead of a take-what-the-government-says-and-don't-ask-questions story?
William the Conqueror? Really? How many police forces or fire departments were there in 1066? Another case of Novick's hook-in-mouth disease rearing its ugly head.
city gas tax
How long is the typical stripping career? How old is considered undesirable by owners generally? Seems like in any sport and dancing and exotic dancing your big money career only lasts a decade if you are lucky..or am I wrong?
So, cut the waste at BPS and liquidate the PDC. Then, we will pony up the rest.
Cut half the cops and transfer them to the road crew. If they balk, chain gang 'em.
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