Michael Russell Restaurant Critic for the Oregonian – Episode 3 Great Food Great Stories Podcast
Episode 3 of the Great Food Great Stories Podcast is here!
In this episode we visit with Michael Russell Restaurant Critic for the Oregonian.
To listen to this episode see the SoundCloud link at the bottom of this article.
In this episode we visit with Michael Russell and you will learn what brought him to Portland, and about his first job at the Oregonian.
Michael talks about his journey as a restaurant critic and what led him to recently shed his anonymity – http://www.oregonlive.com/editors/index.ssf/2016/06/restaurant_critic_michael_russ_1.html.
Michael also gives us the 411 on the Oregonian’s annual restaurant guide, and tells what he looks for in a restaurant when he is doing a review.
The week that this interview took place Michael had just released his list of Portland’s 10 best new Food Carts for 2016 and Portland’s 15 Best Food Foods (see links below) and during this podcast we have a delightful extended chat about the Portland food cart scene.
Some the Food Carts mentioned in this podcast include Burmasphere, Burger Stevens, Matt’s BBQ, Tiffin Asha (Note – Tiffin Asha is in the process opening up a brick and mortar restaurant), Viking Soul Food, The Wild Hunt, Straits Kitchen, Bari PDX, the Egg Carton, The Pod Bar, and the Carts on Foster Food Cart Pod.
Portland’s best new Food Carts of 2016 – http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2016/07/portlands_best_new_food_carts_4.html
Portland’s 15 Best Food Cart –http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2016/07/portlands_15_best_food_carts.html#0
Many thanks to Ken Wilson the Media Maestro for his amazing engineering and editing!