Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Finale Recap: A Winner Is Crowned, but the Ending Is Complicated

With a winner chosen, I hope Bravo has more to say.

07/02/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Semifinal Recap: Crabby Is a Good Thing

Our three remaining cheftestants pay homage to foodie and Portlander James Beard on the Oregon coast.

06/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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'Top Chef' Season 18 Episode 12 Recap: Cheesin’

Our chefs visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory to get that cheddar.

06/21/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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'Top Chef' Season 18, Episode 11 Recap: Home Stretch

Thursday’s installment brought us a Gabe Rucker cameo, a trip past the urban growth boundary, and a gesture worthy of Katniss Everdeen.

06/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

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'Top Chef' Episodes 8-10: Another Mega-Recap

We've got so much to catch up on.

06/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

Born-and-Raised Portlander Gabriel Pascuzzi Talks ‘Top Chef’

The chef-owner of Mama Bird, Stacked Sandwich Shop, and the soon-to-come Feel Good talks about life on reality TV.

05/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Sara Hauman Dishes on Her Time at 'Top Chef' Portland

One of our local cheftestants kissed a lucky fish, won over judges with eggplant yogurt, and shared her dreams of opening a boutique seafood cannery.

05/21/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Recap, Episodes 5–7: Playing Ketchup

A quickfire recap of the past few episodes.

05/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 4 Recap: Angry Orchard

The chefs take a trip to Oregon's Fruit Loop, and for some, it’s anything but sweet.

04/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Food News

Food News: Learn to Cook with Portland ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Sara Hauman

Plus, Dimo’s Apizza, Oma’s Hideaway, and Shipwreck are teaming up for a 4/20 benefit, and Kee’s Loaded Kitchen has reopened.

04/16/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 3 Recap: Under African Skies

The chefs make gelato-inspired layered desserts, and then cook dishes inspired by Portland's pan-African restaurant scene

04/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 2 Recap: Brew Masters

Our chefs tackle the three most quintessentially Portland foods: coffee, beer, and ... breakfast?

04/09/2021 By Conner Reed

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‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 1 Recap: Big Bird

Gregory Gourdet and Padma Lakshmi welcomed 15 “cheftestants” to the Rose City.

04/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Top Chef Season 18, Filmed in Portland, Starts Now

Tune in to see Gregory Gourdet alongside Padma Lakshmi, while Portland chefs Gabriel Pascuzzi and Sara Hauman compete for the Top Chef title.

03/31/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

Meat ’n’ Greet

The Top Chef alum balances hotel politesse and Lone Star meat craft.

03/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Hat Yai to Team with Modernist Pop-Up Jolie Laide and (Maybe!) Top Chef Winner Mei Lin

Thai restaurateur Earl Ninsom hopes to bring the crew together for a trio of restaurants on SE Belmont in 2018.

04/03/2018 By Karen Brooks

News To Chew

Pok Pok to Open Fifth Location, Pine Street Market Shuffles, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Renata’s new sister café, BJ Smith’s Top Chef elimination, and Marukin Ramen’s expanded menu.

12/27/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

News To Chew

Honky Tonk Closes, Blue Star Opens a Pizza Chain, Plus More PDX Food News

… including the Bagelworks explosion, celeb chef Chris Cosentino’s new hotel restaurant, and Smokehouse Tavern’s Top Chef run.

10/25/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Doug Adams to Open Hotel Restaurant, Celeb Chef Chris Cosentino Expands to Portland, Plus More PDX Food News

…including OPB’s new food podcast, a Vancouver project from a Ken’s Pizza alum, and a move across the river for Bar Avignon’s Eric Joppie.

09/23/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

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