There are approximately 3,000 restaurants in Multnomah County and about 350 in east Portland.

Environmental health inspectors from the Multnomah County Health Department regularly conduct unannounced inspections of food service establishments. These inspectors ensure food safety by evaluating food worker habits and practices, the sources of food used and how it’s stored, and how food is prepared, including an evaluation of a kitchen’s cooling, holding and reheating temperatures.

Inspectors report observed violations not in compliance with Oregon Revised Statute 624 and Oregon Administrative Rule. This law and these rules are designed to identify violations that can contribute to food-borne illnesses.

Priority violations unable to be corrected at the time of the inspection must be corrected within 14 days and verified by a re-inspection. A safe, alternative procedure must be in place until the final correction is completed.

A restaurant must receive a score of 70 to pass the inspection. Re-inspections are not scored. Customers will find a placard on the restaurant entrance that indicates if a facility passed its last routine health inspection.

To look up any restaurant in Multnomah County visit this site:

Here are recent results for Mid-county restaurants:

(or you can download a copy here: MCM_May2015_RestRates)