Summer Sweets

Is Gregory Gourdet Making the Desserts of Summer?

The Departure chef unleashes a gothy coconut ash sundae stunner, and readies an ice cream cone lineup for sunny day domination.

06/19/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Food Event Spotlight

Chefs Week PDX Takes a Breather—But Still Has Two Big Dinners in the Works for 2017

Gregory Gourdet's annual four-day blitz is going on vacation. Eat Beat has the lowdown on the two major events planned in its absence—and where to get your tickets.

04/19/2017 By Karen Brooks

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

01/23/2017 By Chad Walsh

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: September 22-29

Spicy, funky eats at Straits Kitchen, “Kimchiladas” at Han Oak, and Haitian xurros at 180 are your required eating and drinking for the week.

09/22/2016 By Eat Beat Team

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Top Picks for Chefs Week PDX

The third-annual food festival from Top Chef front-runner Gregory Gourdet is bigger and more star-studded than ever.

01/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

MUSIC FESTIVAL

What the Festival Through the Eyes of Top Chef Gregory Gourdet

Portland's celeb-u-chef took a break from Departure last weekend to unwind at What the Festival. We hack his photo stream—and ask for details.

06/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Gregory Gourdet’s Compass Dinner Series is Back

The Top Chef star sets course for a summer of intimate, globetrotting meals.

04/15/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

The Top Chef Exit Interview: Gregory Gourdet

After a roller coaster season, the Top Chef runner-up talks training, adrenaline rushes, and his next steps.

02/12/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 14

Adams out for good; Gourdet headed to finale

02/05/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: February 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's Top Chef challengers to the author sometimes known as Lemony Snicket

02/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 13

Adams comes back from the brink to crush the competition.

01/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Kurt Spak cooks at Fenrir, Chefs’ Week PDX, Stray Dogs returns

01/27/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 12

Gourdet narrowly slips into the finale; Adams in limbo.

01/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 11

Gourdet hangs on with help from his sister; Adams slotted for a comeback.

01/15/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 10

In an ode to Julia Child, Imperial's Doug Adams is eliminated (for now).

01/08/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 9

Gourdet and Adams pull through this week’s challenges: football stars and dead poets.

12/18/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Departure Chef Gregory Gourdet Taps his Haitian Roots

Top Chef’s fierce competitor takes a deep dive into the dishes of his youth on December 21.

12/16/2014 By Karen Brooks

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 8

Adams takes the gold for two consecutive episodes with Gourdet trailing close behind.

12/11/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 7

Adams crushes the competition with a steady hand; Gourdet trapped on the bottom for the second time this season.

12/04/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WINTER BUCKET LIST

14 Things You Must Eat and Drink This Winter

From flaming cocktails to Sichuan hot pot, we've got more than a dozen tips for giving your appetite a big, warm hug.

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler and Molly Woodstock Edited by Kelly Clarke