Weekly Planner

Peking Duck at Departure, Fenrir Comeback Tour, and More PDX Food Events

… including an Italian-American dinner at Stacked, Danielle Centoni at Powell’s, and a totally essential babka-making class.

12/05/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2017

Here Are Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants of 2017

If you want to understand this city and its food scene, use this list as your guide.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017: Sweet Deal

Eat Dessert for Dinner at Departure

Gregory Gourdet’s pan-Asian sweet treats are what you didn’t know you were waiting for.

10/12/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Weekly Planner

Mezcal for Mexico Earthquake Relief, Daniel Patterson at Coquine, and More PDX Food Events

… including a wine pop-up from Parallel, Thanksgiving with Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's, and a Zenger Farm dinner.

10/11/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

Gregory Gourdet Flies Solo at 7th Annual Summer’s End Vegan Dinner

Tickets are now available for the six-course meal, taking place October 4.

09/12/2017 By Molly Woodstock

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


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


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


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


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


Top Chef Recap: Episode 14

Adams out for good; Gourdet headed to finale

02/05/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


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


Top Chef Recap: Episode 13

Adams comes back from the brink to crush the competition.

01/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

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

01/27/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Top Chef Recap: Episode 12

Gourdet narrowly slips into the finale; Adams in limbo.

01/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Top Chef Recap: Episode 11

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

01/15/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


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