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Nuestra Mesa

OUR TABLE WORDS Justin Fields / Emily Penn | Photography Tim Sugden Nuestra Mesa means “our table” and it’s obvious that owners Todd and Tania Moravitz strive to bring that sentiment to their restaurant in downtown Camas. After meeting in Mexico, Todd and Tania worked at restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest before they finally settled […]

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Marco Roberti

Old World New Gilda’s Italian Restaurant WORDS Justin Fields, Emily Penn | Photography Tim Sugden After living, working and studying abroad in Italy for many years, Chef Marco Roberti returned home to open Gilda’s Italian Restaurant (1601 SW. Morrison). Marco focuses on simple, quality ingredients and traditional preparation methods. This simplicity and Marco’s great care […]

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Dominique Geulin

Master Baking A Dream WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden St. Honoré Boulangerie Owner and Master Baker Dominique Geulin grew up in Etretat in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River. The oldest of four children, who would naturally follow in his father’s footsteps as a Master Baker, Dominique speaks fondly of heading […]

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Paul Klitsie – Chef-Owner

Wanting to Make Simple Food Photo by Tim Sugden Chefs come in all shapes and sizes and that is no exception for 6-foot-8 chef and restaurant owner Paul Klitsie. Chef Klitsie is the owner and manager of Willem’s on Main (907 Main Street) in Vancouver, Wash., for less than two years. Before this endeavor, Chef Klitsie […]

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Kyra Bussanich – Baker

The Gluten Free Queen You may know Kyra Bussanich from the television show Cupcake Wars. Or perhaps you’ve been to her bakery Kyra’s Bake Shop in Lake Oswego, where she likely knows your name and favorite dessert. But what you may not know about this cupcake queen is that she never set out to intentionally […]

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Meredith Phillips – Chef & Author

Modernizing Old Recipes Meredith Phillips is a make-up artist, model, writer and chef extraordinaire! Her claim to fame was being the bachelorette on the second season of the ABC-TV show The Bachelorette. Quite a multi-talented woman wrapped up in very lovely package. We had the chance to discuss her book, Date Night Cookbook and learn […]

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Another Fork. Another Right.

Four short years ago, I often found myself venturing out to a bunch of restaurants and food shops I’d read about on Portlandfoodanddrink.com, pointing to vacant seats at chef’s counters in order to reserve my spot to have a front row seat to some of Portland’s finest theater. I’d ask chefs what I should order, […]

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Lisa Schroeder: Mother's Bistro

When I first came to investigate Portland as a place to live in 2004, the concierge at the Fifth Avenue Suites suggested three places I should eat: Jake’s, Ruth’s Chris and Mother’s Bistro. I asked what was on the other side of that Willamette River, and he said, “you don’t want to go there. You’ll […]

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