Food & Drink

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

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FuLai Wong

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 […]

Kooroush Shearan – small plates, BIG TASTE

Kooroush Shearan – small plates, BIG TASTE

Photograph by Maxwell DeYoung Kooroush Shearan, owner of Piattino (1140 NW Everett Street) is a world traveler who has had a lifelong relationship with food. The Iranian-born restaurateur has a passion for flavor, texture and ambiance that overflows in the lovely Pearl District Italian eatery. Guests are made to instantly feel welcome as they are […]

Aaron Barnett – Cooking with Fire & Time

Aaron Barnett – Cooking with Fire & Time

Before starting culinary school, Aaron Barnett, the Canadian-born, Los Angeles-bred chef of two of Portland’s hottest restaurants, was on a path to becoming a veterinarian. His decision to make a career out of cooking instead is one any Portlander with an appetite for rich, rustic flavors and an ear for French pop or British rock […]

Randy Sebastian – Renaissance Man

Randy Sebastian – Renaissance Man

written by James Small Whether or not you’re a fan of Portland native Randy Sebastian is irrelevant. He unabashedly carries himself with a degree of confidence that reflects the high standard of excellence he holds himself to in both the Portland building industry, and the world of bodybuilding. When you meet Sebastian, it would seem […]

Moe Achour – Authentic Taste is Timeless

Moe Achour – Authentic Taste is Timeless

written by Justin Fields photographed by Tim Sugden As I write this article, I’m enjoying an exceptional Lebanese red wine personally selected by Moe Achour, owner of Al-Amir (223 SW Stark St.), Portland’s original Lebanese restaurant and remembering two remarkable dinners I had there this April. Since 1993, Al-Amir has earned a reputation as one […]

Chef Sunny Jin

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 […]

Sarah Curtis-Fawley – Pie Maker

Sarah Curtis-Fawley – Pie Maker

For The Love Of Baking There’s nothing fussy about the somewhat unexpected location of Pacific Pie Company’s flagship shop on the east side of town. In what used to House Roots Organic Brewery, the below-street-level restaurant is now burnished with Australian regalia, including the nation’s flag hung evidently behind the counter. What’s more than a […]

Ellen Jackson – Food Writer

Ellen Jackson – Food Writer

As a food writer and stylist, Ellen Jackson knows how to bring food to life. This is unsurprising, given that she has spent 12 years as a pastry chef in some of Portland’s top kitchens. Despite being drawn to food and cooking from an early age, Ellen never considered a career working in restaurant kitchens. […]