Rodent infestation? Dirty hands? Rotten produce? Or do your fav’ picks come through with flying colors? I came across this an on-line resource for Multnomah County: the results and reports of health inspections. And now I know the truth. Is that dirty looking place actually dirty on the inside? Maybe, maybe not. But now I know.
So let’s take a look at some North Portland places in my neighborhood. Some I frequent, some I don’t. Here’s the scoop.
John Street Café—100. Perfect score. For the past two years. Dine in confidence.
Super Burrito—77. Hmm. Not good: food is not being hold in temperatures cold enough. This is a bummer because they have some kick ass Super Nachos. They’re a meal for two. But 77? Not too good.
Fishwife—97. Very impressive. Way to go Fishwife!
Dad’s Restaurant and Lounge—Well, it’s a good thing they retook the test in January because they scored a 96, instead of when they were reviewed in December and scored a 52. Why 52? Moldy foods, and the operator was unaware of the rodent infestation. Ewww. Nice. Rodents.
King Burrito—multiple visits with reports ranging from 65 to 89. Whoa. “OBSERVED EMPLOYEE WIPING DOWN FILTHY COUNTER USING CLOTH TOWEL WITHOUT SANITIZER, DID NOT WASH HANDS BEFORE HANDLING FOOD. OBSERVED ONE EMPLOYEE WIPE HANDS ON SOILED APRON--DID NOT WASH HANDS.” Not sounding good there.
Shagnasty’s—different visits ranging from 91-100. Phew. Glad to know it’s safe to dine at such a finely named establishment.
And if you want to look up your restaurant list, go here.