Food For Thought

How Feast Portland Set The Table for New, Collaborative “Chef Dinners”

Meals that celebrated sober culture or trace the African diaspora reveal how local chefs are using Feast to tell their stories.

09/18/2019 By Karen Brooks

Feast 2019

A Sneak Peek of Feast Portland’s Hottest Dinner Series

Tickets drop June 7, but we’ve got the jump. This year’s best seats? A star-packed night of African roots cooking, a high-end (and spice-packed) Thai menu, and some very mod Turkish food.

06/03/2019 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Departure Chef Gregory Gourdet Inks Major Cookbook Deal

With help from cookbook wiz JJ Goode, the new tome will explore the Top Chef star’s lifelong culinary influences.

05/21/2019 By Karen Brooks

Eat & Drink

Kitchen Consequential

Drugs and booze nearly gutted a generation of Portland's best chefs. Now they're setting the table for sober kitchen culture.

01/29/2019 By Karen Brooks Illustrations by Molly Mendoza

Chef Diaries

Postcards from the Food Edge: Departure's Gregory Gourdet in Haiti

For PoMo’s chef-travel series, the one-time Top Chef star gives us a rare glimpse at his roots—the markets, street vendors, and restaurants of the Caribbean island.

10/24/2018 By Gregory Gourdet Edited by Karen Brooks

Feast 2018

Why a Booze-Free Dinner Was the Most Important Meal at Feast Portland 2018

Five of the nation’s best-known chefs, Gabriel Rucker to Andrew Zimmern, are the new face of food culture sobriety.

09/19/2018 By Karen Brooks

Food Event Spotlight

Departure’s Gregory Gourdet to Host Talent-Studded James Beard Dinner Fundraiser

Thirteen of Portland's James Beard stars (and Congressman Earl Blumenauer) join forces to fight for a fair food system.

07/24/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Weekly Planner

Gregory Gourdet Cooks Haitian with His Mom, Ox Box Returns, and More PDX Food Events

… including a mash-up of natural wine and hip-hop, outdoor movies at Pix Patisserie, and a sushi class at Providore Market.

05/22/2018 By Eat Beat Team

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

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