Sure, you thought that you’ve been in Portland’s hippest coffee shops, sipped on single-origin French press while enjoying the pour over bar, sleek furnishings and espresso equipment that likely is worth more than your car. But now that’s water under the bridge. Add all of that to a high definition surround sound system (need to hit the restroom? Yeah, there’s a speaker in the … [Read more...] about Interview – Billy Wilson: Barista Coffee
Interviews: Honest dialog with people in the food industry
We have done many interviews over the years with chefs, restaurant owners, cooks and more, The result is an honest dialog with people in the food industry. You'll find the list includes chefs, pastry chefs, winemakers, authors, coffee roasters and more. Browse the list to get insight on what makes the Portland Oregon food scene such a success.
Kevin, Brian and Walt are anxiously awaiting the opening of their third Pine State Biscuits outlet on NE Alberta and judging by the near constant around-the-block lines at the Farmers’ Market and Belmont shop, the new location will further fuel their cult following. And while the space is double that of their Belmont location, don’t expect a leisurely restaurant experience. … [Read more...] about Interview: Kevin, Brian & Walt of Pine State Biscuits
History, Trade, Commerce, Warfare: "In the Center" with Dave Machado Nel Centro, Dave Machado's latest venture, is a hard-hat-only area in late March. Standing amid buckets of grout and workers using acetylene torches, Machado explains how he came to open his third Portland restaurant in the eight-thousand-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Hotel Modera."You … [Read more...] about Interview: Dave Machado of Nel Centro, Altabira City Tavern and More
It doesn't take long to realize the successful chefs and bartenders in this town are a part of a small, tight family. And Kevin Ludwig is definitely an important member. The Portland transplant has been here since 1993 and has strained martinis all over Puddletown's finest dining rooms (Wildwood, Park Kitchen, Paley's Place, Clyde Common). Now he's about to make his dreams come … [Read more...] about Interview: Kevin Ludwig of Portland
A Conversation with Ten 01's Chef Jack Yoss and Owner Adam Berger. [Ten 01 was my pick for Restaurant of the Year for 2008]Timing--like many things in life--is everything. The timing of this interview happened less than a day after Portland Food and Drink named Ten 01, Restaurant of the Year. The two important forces of Ten 01, Jack Yoss and Adam Berger, were pleased with … [Read more...] about Interview – Jack Yoss and Adam Berger of Ten 01