Bettinger Skips from Imperial to Laurelhurst Market

Laurelhurst Market

In a press release today, Ben Dyer of the ever popular Laurelhurst Market and Butcher Shop, announced that Ben Bettinger will be taking over as executive chef, replacing Shannon Preble, who is stepping down to pursue "other passions". As I reported earlier this week, Bettinger is leaving his current position as … [Read more...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Moving on from Imperial


Odd that we get this news so far in advance - Imperial Chef Ben Bettinger is leaving the restaurants Imperial and Portland Penny Diner this August.  According to Eat Beat, Vitaly Paley will be taking over the restaurant until a replacement is found. No word on where Bettinger is headed. Bettinger is an alumni of … [Read more...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Leaving Beaker & Flask

The Next Big Thing Sign

Ben Bettinger, chef at the popular SE restaurant Beaker & Flask, is leaving to join his old mentor Vitaly Paley at his new Downtown restaurant. From Oregon Live, "Coming to Beaker and Flask was a huge stepping stone, my first opportunity to find and develop my own style," he says. "Now I have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Food News for July 9th

It's been a while, but good things come to those who wait! News, News, News (and gossip!) Lots of openings: Cacao has opened their 2nd location, this in the corner of The Heathman. It's a charming shop in a perfect location (and I almost never use the word "charming".) The eagerly anticipated Lincoln Restaurant … [Read more...]