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John Paulk

Sophistication Wrapped in Humility WORDS Robert Moreau | Photography Tim Sugden Attending an event catered by Chef John Paulk owner of Mezzaluna Fine Catering is a culinary experience like no other. From his exquisitely stunning food to the elaborate multi-tiered, fully-lit displays with which it’s presented, every last detail is elegant and well-thought-out to perfection. […]

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Kat Saenguraiporn

Thai Orchid BLOOMS in Vancouver WORDS Emily Penn | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden It’s barely after 11:30 AM, the time that Thai Orchid in Vancouver opens for lunch during the week, and half the tables are already filled. By the time I leave, only a few open tables remain. Owner Kat Saenguraiporn has just come off a […]

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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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Ed Bert

World Cup Coffee & Tea WORDS Justin Fields | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Thirteen years ago, Roastmaster and Green Coffee Buyer Ed Bert discovered his passion for coffee in the remote jungles and farms of Papua New Guinea. It was there that he decided to eschew his training as an engineer, and start over in an […]

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FuLai Wong

Olympain of Chinese Food written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Tim Sugden Most mornings, FuLai Wong can be found in the seafood markets of the Jade District, hand-picking live lobsters. As the executive chef of Wong’s King Seafood — a banquet-style eatery named one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. by […]

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Chef Sunny Jin

Cooking With the Community He is a world traveler, an artist, and even a fly-fisherman, yet none of these things are actually on his resume. The multi-talented man is Chef Sunny Jin and he is the Executive Chef at JORY Restaurant at the Allison Inn and Spa.  The 37-year-old started working there six years ago […]

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Mark’s on The Channel

Undiscovered Delight Discovering one of the most inviting restaurant locations doesn’t happen every day. In a town of widely publicized hot spots, it’s both unexpected and unusual to stumble upon an “undiscovered” Oregon location like Mark’s on The Channel. This glowing gem, a mere 15ish minutes north of Portland on the west side of the […]

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Fuel Café

Make Your Belly Smile Open Daily, the Fuel Café (1452 NE Alberta St.) sits on the corner of Alberta revving guests with jugs of coffee and breakfasts. The owner Kevin, might be one of the last survivors from days gone by on Alberta. He grew up in this “when times were tough” neighborhood and has […]

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