The nominees for the 2018 James Beard Awards have been announced
Once again Portland has a good number of nominees for the James Beard Awards. Winners of the 2018 James Beard Media Awards will be announced at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Friday, April 27, 2018. Winners of the remaining awards will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 7, 2018.
Outstanding Bar Program
A restaurant or bar that demonstrates excellence in cocktail, spirits, and/or beer service.
Clyde Common: Clyde Common was nominated in both 2016 and 2017. This would be the downtown bar’s first win.
Best Chef: Northwest
Katy Millard (Coquine): Katy was nominated last year in this category. This is her second and well-deserved nomination.
Bonnie Morales (Kachka): Kachka makes all the local critics lists, but despite being nominated in 2015 has never received an award.
Justin Woodward (Castagna): Always a bridesmaid, never a bride – this is the third nomination for Woodward. He deserves to win this year.
Edouardo Jordan, Salare, Seattle and Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle were also nominated in this category.
The Book of Greens
(Ten Speed Press)
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg (this is an outstanding book in my opinion)