the phoenix announced its best of portland winners last night, and while a very worthy "portland filmmaker" won, it was not my portland filmmaker. also, correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't lone wolf live and work on the other side of the bridge to south portland?! just to get persnickety about the whole thing.
plus, when you really think about it, portland is way too small for this kind of "best of" poll. it is never any surprise who the winners will be in most categories, and in several categories it's kind of a toss-up between two or three places. and plus,... well, never mind. you know what these lists are good for? if you just moved to town and have no idea where to go for a burrito or to rent a movie. i remember when we first moved to portland, i was very happy to have the casco bay weekly's best of list as a kind of guide to the town. but the popularity contest aspect of it rubs me the wrong way.