Are you the Best of Portland? Let the city know!

Nomination Process: Ended on April 20th 

Finalist Voting: May 15 - June 15

Winners will be revealed in our annual Best of Portland Issue in print and online on July 10th.

What is BOP?

No one knows Portland better than our readers. Best of Portland is our annual poll where they make their picks on the best things this city has to offer across all categories. The campaign happens over the course of 3 months, and results in the ultimate list of our readers’ choice of the Best of Portland.  Readers vote for the best in different subcategories, which are grouped into 8 broader categories: Food & Drink, Night Life, Arts Culture & Events, Local Business, Media & Entertainment, Nonprofits, Wellness, Cannabis.

For a full list of all sub-categories, click here. Don’t see a subcategory that fits your favorite Portland place? Let us know!

How does BOP Work?

There are two phases to BOP. The first is the Nomination Phase starting March 20th, ending April 20th. During this time, we ask our readers to nominate their favorite businesses, bars, restaurants, products, etc. Once nominations are closed, we tally the submissions, and narrow to the five finalists who received the most nominations under each sub-category. Then from May 15th to June 15th, we hold our Voting Phase, where readers vote on who truly deserves to be called the Best of Portland. After voting ends, we tally the votes and publish the winners in our Best of Portland issue (July 10).

What do I get if I win?

Most importantly, bragging rights. For a whole year, you can tell everyone the people of Portland love you so much, they overwhelmingly voted YOU as the Best of Portland. There are other perks, too, like getting a custom sticker to show off your win, getting your name in our Best of Portland issue (in print and online), and a chance to join us at our annual Best of Portland block party.

This is great. So how do I get voted Best of Portland?

Campaign, campaign, campaign! It’s a readers’ poll so you have to get your fans to first nominate you and then vote for you.

We have assets you can use to print, post on social, and shamelessly plaster everywhere to get votes. Download them here.

We have plenty of advertising opportunities to better drive votes for yourself and get people to associate you as the Best of Portland. Contact your Account Executive or email to learn more.