There are approximately 3,000 restaurants in Multnomah County and about 350 in east Portland. Multnomah County Health Department environmental health spets conduct unannounced inspections of food service establishments. These inspectors evaluate food workers’ habits and practices, where an establishment’s food comes from and how it is stored, prepared and cooked. 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 will find a placard at the restaurant entrance that indicates if the facility passed the last routine health inspection. To look up any restaurant in Multnomah County, visit this site: aca.accela.com/multco/.
(you can download a copy here: nov_2016_restaurants)