“I just want to start off by saying how much I love the food scene in Portland. Great ingredients, talented cooks, good restaurants, etc. However, after a series of dismal customer service experiences this past Sunday I’m wondering how others feel about Portland waitstaff service.
I’ve been having a conversation with the people I was out with Sunday and we’re sort of wondering if others are as dismayed by bad service in Portland as we are. And a lot of times it’s not really bad, just indifferent or lazy. Is there good service here? Do any of you know of restaurants with a great waitstaff?”
WaiterBell Angle: Chowhound has recently redesigned their web site after having been purchased by CNET. This is a very lively and respected forum that discusses eating and restaurants. It is also an example of the growing popularity of online restaurant communities (i.e. We8there.com, Yelp.com) and word of mouth from customers.