Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to a new kind of restaurant review, and a new kind of restaurant guide. Our critics rate and review restaurants in and around Portland in a trademark brutally honest style. They dine incognito, and don't accept advertising dollars from restaurants. The Fearless Critic is utterly unique in its candor, its rigor, its irreverent lack of deference to the sacred cows, and its devotion to finding the city's best food, wherever it may lie. Each review is a full page long and includes a food rating out of 10, a feel rating out of 10, and complete practical information about the restaurant. The book is also equiped with a 40-page reference section that includes lists of all restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, special features, plus a special guide for vegetarians, night owls, and more. More than just an entertaining read, the book is an essential reference for anyone who eats out in the Portland area.
The Fearless Critic Portland Restaurant Guide
features brutally honest full-page reviews of 300 restaurants, coffeeshops, food carts, and food stores in Portland and its suburbs, including Beaverton, McMinnville, and more, plus more than 40 pages of extensive cross-referenced lists, including a special vegetarian dining guide and late-night dining guide.
Each restaurant in the book is rated on a rigorous 1-to-10 scale for food and feel. Reviews are based on the evaluations of an independent team of local food bloggers, food critics, and chefs, who visit restaurants incognito and don't accept free meals. Fearless Critic is reader-supported, not ad-supported, and we don't accept print or online ads from restaurants.
Fearless Critic restaurant guides offer brutally honest reviews from undercover chefs and food nerds dining incognito and are totally supported by user funding rather than paid advertisements. The Fearless Critic is utterly unique in its candor, its rigor, its irreverent lack of deference to the sacred cows, and its devotion to finding a city's best food, wherever it may lie. Each review is a full-page long and includes a food rating out of 10, a feel rating out of 10, and practical information about the restaurant. The handy reference section lists all restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, and special features and offers a specific guide for vegetarians. More than just entertaining reads, these are essential references for anyone who eats out.
Critics rate and review restaurants in and around Portland in their trademark brutally honest style.
About the Author
Robin Goldstein has authored four books of restaurant reviews and has written for more than 30 Fodor's travel guides, from Italy to Argentina to Hong Kong. He has an A.B. in neuroscience and philosophy from Harvard University, a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a certificate in cooking from the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and a WSET advanced wine and spirits certificate.