James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced

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As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any … [Read more...]

Two Portland Chefs Take Home James Beard Awards!

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Andy Ricker, owner of Ping, Pok Pok, Pok Pok Noi, won Best Chef NW tonight in the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. In his acceptance speech which could be watched live on the web, Andy remarked that the James Beard Foundation had "indirectly given the award to the chefs of Northern Thailand", following with "the … [Read more...]