There are approximately 3,000 restaurants in Multnomah County and about 350 in east Portland.
Multnomah County Health Department Environmental Health Specialists conduct unannounced inspections of food service establishments. Inspectors ensure food safety by evaluating food worker habits and practices; where food comes from and how it is stored in the restaurant; how food is prepared and cooked; and cooling, holding and reheating temperatures.
Priority violations unable to be corrected at the time of the inspection must be corrected within 14 days and verified by a reinspection. 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; reinspections are not scored. Customers can find a placard at the restaurant’s entrance indicating if the facility passed the last routine health inspection.
To look up any Multnomah County restaurant, visit: aca.accela.com/multco/.
(or you can download a copy here: may2016_restaurants)