Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a 2009 Willamette Week Restaurant Guide. We've spent the past two months eating all over the city to assemble this list of our 100 favorite restaurants. We hope it will be of use to you throughout the year to come. To that end, here's how it works.

THE MAP Want to find a restaurant near your office, home or favorite theater? Click on the restaurant in the guide to the right.

THE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR We had a little trouble making up our minds this year, so in addition to our favorite new restaurant we've called out two runners-up. They start on here.

HIGH FIVE Our favorite picks in 14 categories, including a few things we love that wouldn't fit anywhere else in the guide.

THE MONEY THING Every restaurant has a dollar rating, referring to the cost of most entrees on the menu:

$ Inexpensive: Less than $10
$$ Moderate: $10-$20
$$$ Expensive: $20-$30
$$$$ Very Expensive: Over $30

Don't see your favorite restaurant? Check out our Cheap Eats guide in March or Devour, our new guide to markets and food artisans, in April. If it's not there, either we haven't heard of it or didn't like it. Send your suggestions to, and we'll check them out next year.

That's all I've got, folks. Dig in!

Ben Waterhouse