Chef Ben Bettinger Moving on from Imperial

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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...]

James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced

James-beard

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...]

Chef Ben Bettinger Leaving Beaker & Flask

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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...]