Coquine

The 51st Portland Food Adventure brought us to the opening night dinner of Coquine, Katy Millard’s highly anticipated French inspired restaurant, nestled at the end of SE Belmont and 69th. Chef Millard started the restaurant with her husband and partner Ksandek Podbielski, and they’ve been hosting extremely popular pop-up dinners around town featuring similar menus for the last 2 years.

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Clyde Common

This episode of Portland Food Adventures brings us to a very special menu at Clyde Common, hosted by chef Carlo Lamagna. Even long time diners of Clyde Common were treated to entirely new courses, as Chef Carlo brought us a one-time menu inspired entirely by his Filipino roots.

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Autentica

Portland Food Adventures kicked off mid-May at the warm and inviting Autentica, a gourmet Mexican restaurant right off Northeast Killingsworth. Headed by Chef Oswaldo Bibiano, we were treated to a seven-course menu full of bold and bright flavors, and paired beautifully with both wines and Mezcal cocktails.

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Roman Candle with Ethan Stowell

This episode of Portland Food Adventures brings us to Roman Candle, run by Ava Gene’s Chef Joshua McFadden, and tonight featuring special Seattle based chef Ethan Stowell in a Seattle/Portland mashup to be remembered.

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Country Cat

Portland Food Adventures started its 5th year with dinner at Adam and Jackie Sappington’s Country Cat, in their private dining spot – the Calico Room. Country Cat has become a staple of the east Mount Tabor neighborhood, and is often busy for both brunch and dinner services. 

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Kachka

This episode of Portland Food Adventures brought us to the latest hot spot in Southeast Portland, Bonnie and Israel Morales’ new Russian restaurant, Kachka. After cocktails in the main dining hall we were brought into a private dining room, where there were tons of small plates (or Zakuski) laid out to try.

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Holdfast Dining

The 2014 food scene was dubbed by the Oregonian as the “year of the pop up”, and this episode of Portland Food Adventures brought us to a few of the handsome young chefs that started this ever expanding trend. Led by Will Preisch and Joel Stocks, this week Holdfast Dining delivered an expertly crafted seven-course meal in the Jenn Air Kitchen at Standard.

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Beaujolais Food Feast at Salty's on the Columbia

My latest photo endeavor took me to Salty’s on the Columbia to shoot a private wine tasting event for Beaujolais wines. The attendees included wine distributors, local food bloggers and lovers of fine food and drink, as they were offered a seven-course meal. Each dish was paired thoughtfully with its respective wine, and Beaujolais set up a very nice spread with extensive gift packs for each guest and more than enough wine to go around.

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In The Kitchen with Vitaly Paley and Patrick McKee

You couldn’t have asked for a better crew to begin Portland Food Adventures' first “In The Kitchen” series than Vitaly Paley and Patrick McKee. This event is an interactive dining experience, with the chefs of Paley’s Place taking the guests through preparing a few different courses (paired with beautiful wines) in the amazing Standard TV & Appliance Showroom in Beaverton. 

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Bon Appétit's Feast Portland

Last weekend was quite the Feast in Portland! I was brought on to do some photography for Bon Appétit’s fantastic food frenzy, and got to mingle with some of the country’s finest chefs and consume so much amazing food I was almost comatose for days after. I shot about 5-6 events within just a few days, and thought I’d post some of my favorites up here.

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St. Jack

This month’s Portland Food Adventures brought us to esteemed French restaurant St. Jack, tucked away in Southeast on Clinton St. This particular PFA was a very special fusion of the amazing Chef Aaron Barnett, previewing the event Wild About Game run by Nicky USA, and featuring exclusively Helioterra Wines

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PFA - ¡Xico!

This month’s Portland Food Adventures led us to a perfect summer day on the patio at Xico, the stylish Mexican restaurant located on the ever-expanding SE Division. Run by Chef Kelly Myers, Xico quickly became one of Portland’s top rated restaurants, serving innovative Oaxacan inspired cuisine in a modern and elegantly designed dining space.

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Coast Yoga with Tami Apland

This last weekend I had the privilege to do a photo shoot with the lovely Tami Apland, a fantastic yoga instructor who freelances around Portland, over on the Oregon Coast at Indian Beach. It was a beautiful day to shoot, sunny and warm and not too crowded. Tami has been a huge inspiration to me in beginning my own yoga journey a few months ago and I think our combined forces produced some truly stunning photos.

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PFA - Levant

This week’s Portland Food Adventures marked the 30th installment, at Scott Snyder’s Levant. Known for it’s French-Arabesque cuisine, Levant has become one of Portland’s new hot spots. We were started out with a great selection of canapés as well as the Phoenician cocktail.

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PFA - Le Pigeon

Last Sunday night brought a very special double seating of Portland Food Adventures at Le Pigeon, a longtime staple of Portland fine dining, headed by Chef Gabriel Rucker. With one seating at 5pm and one at 8pm, I showed up near the end of the first seating to catch some of the adventurers finishing up the last of six courses served tonight.

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