Friday January 24, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Portland has been chosen by the editors of Food & Wine magazine as one of 40 contenders in its "America's Favorite Food Cities" survey.

And, for the first time, the public can vote for their favorites -  so, my fellow Portlanders, go to and start clicking.

The survey asks you to choose which city has the best chefs, the best sushi, the best beer scene, the most adventurous diners, the most pompous foodies, and so on. Voting takes place through April 30, and the results will be revealed in the September issue of the magazine.

Food & Wine editors will be talking about the contest on Twitter and Instagram. Join in using the hashtag #FWPortlandME


About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
On Twitter: @meredithgoad

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