"Joe V. was at the Hotel Lucia in downtown Portland with Portland chef Vitaly Paley for the opening of his new cocktail bar called The Crown.
James Beard Award-winner Paley is well-known as one of Portland’s top chefs and is the man behind Paley’s Place, Imperial and Portland Penny Diner."
Portland Business Journal conducted a reader poll to find its readers' favorite restaurants. Imperial made the list, and was called "a must-visit destination among visiting foodies."
Willamette Week announced the winners of its annual "Best of Portland" reader's poll. Headwaters was a runner-up for "Best new restaurant" and Chef Paley was also a runner-up for "Best chef:.
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"Headwaters is a fresh take on hotel dining, complete with whole roasted rockfish and octopus carpaccio, updated French classics served table-side, cheeky modernist desserts, and an expanded, refreshed bar. It’s a grandly laid-back (a.k.a. Portland-style) fine dining spot that aims to delight both intrepid seafood adventurers and more conventional eaters morning, noon, and night."
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"Did one of the godfathers of Pacific Northwest cuisine just open a New York-style pizza spot in Hotel Lucia? Yes, yes he did, and the slices are hitting the mark, whether a traditional pepperoni or a rotating special like the Connecticut clam pie, served without cheese and with melted butter for dipping. Get it by the slice, in a full pie, or in a 36-inch "Al Metro," which is more or less three pizzas in one."