Chef Adam Sappington, fresh off of a 11-year culinary tour of duty at Wildwood Restaurant and Bar, is back in the food saddle again as he opens The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar at 7937 Southeast Stark - on the corner of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 80th - in the east of Mount Tabor Montavilla neighborhood. The Country Cat, which will serve what is being described as … [Read more...] about Interview: Adam Sappington
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.
For more than twenty years, Heidi Yorkshire has written about food, as the author of several books Heidi made a name for herself as a travel writer for Bon Appetit and other publications; a longtime wine columnist for the Oregonian, and, most recently, as Willamette Week’s lead food critic. Tart and opinionated, with an unmistakable voice, Yorkshire is known to straight shoot … [Read more...] about Interview: Heidi Yorkshire
Since returning to Portland in 2002, Morgan Brownlow has seen his star rise higher, faster, than any local chef in recent memory. After two years with Ripe and Family Supper, he became partner and founding chef at Clarklewis, which won the Oregonian's Restaurant of the Year for 2004, barely three months after it opened. More, according to his peers, when Brownlow is on, he is … [Read more...] about Interview: Morgan Brownlow
After training at the Culinary Institute of America, and spending four years at Chez Panisse, Troy MacLarty landed in Portland, as chef of Family Supper, a job he left in late 2005. After stints at Simpatica and Saucebox, in November 2006, he took over as chef at Lovely Hula Hands, when it debuted at its new North Mississippi location. As cooks prepped dinner in the … [Read more...] about Interview: Troy MacClarty
Erin-Marie Palmer was the owner of The Wine Cellar in Beaverton as well as Shaker and Vine in Portland [ed 2016 - now closed]. Palmer is best described as a feisty, well-spoken local wine expert who has no qualms about expressing her preferences for what makes a great glass of vino. Shaker and Vine is a quirky, hip reflection of this passion set in what is otherwise a very … [Read more...] about Interview: Erin-Marie Palmer of Shaker and Vine