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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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Scott Dolich: Park Kitchen

Chef/owner of Bent Brick & Park Kitchen Humbly at the Center of it All I met with Scott Dolich for this interview on the patio of the Bent Brick. Scott was inside making a fresh pot of Caffè Umbria coffee to enjoy with the Nuvrei fleur de sel bagels I brought for both of us. […]

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