1994: The year the oldest restaurant in our top 50, Higgins, opened its doors.
67: Age, in days, of Jacqueline, the newest restaurant in our top 50, on the day this guide is published.
16: Days that Renata was officially open before young, gunslingin' Oregonian
food writer Michael Russell named it the paper's top pick for 2015.
326: Days the newly cautious and demure Oregonian food writer
Michael Russell waited before naming Coquine the paper's top pick for 2016.
180: Degrees Celsius at which the Spanish doughnuts are cooked at Portland Monthly's "almost" restaurant of the year, 180. Critic Karen Brooks discussed the
"life-altering power of a tube of fried dough," but ultimately snubbed the fancy
doughnut shop and declined to name a restaurant of the year.
14: Consecutive years that no westside restaurant received the honor before that. Mother's Bistro was named in the year 2000.
13: The highest rank this year of a restaurant from a native-born chef. Naomi Pomeroy grew up in rural Oregon, in the same small town as the chef of next-highest-ranked native restaurant, Stammtisch's Graham Chaney.
900: The price in dollars of the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu at Castagna, a 1996 Bruno Giacosa Asili Reserva Barbaresco.
326: The price in dollars of the most expensive bottle of beer on the menu at Higgins, a 5-liter bottle of 2001 Chimay Grand Reserve.
319: The total in dollars of the most expensive check of any restaurant
visited during this guide's cycle, for three people at Superbite in July. The restaurant is not included in the guide.
33.33: The total in dollars of the cheapest check for any restaurant reviewed during this cycle, for three people at Pure Spice in September. It was a feast of dim sum.
3-1: The lead the Warriors blew in the NBA Finals, giving Martin Cizmar reason to celebrate at Le Pigeon.