2020 James Beard Awards Semifinalists in Portland Oregon

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2020 James Beard Awards Semifinalists in Portland Oregon

As a foodie, I am always excited about top quality restaurants and local top chefs, to which we have many. This is a list of the top 2020 James Beard Awards Semifinalists in Portland Oregon. The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

The James Beard Foundation has released their national list of semifinalists and there are a number of Portland chefs being considered for the finals. including the following:

Best New Restaurant

Gado Gado

Outstanding Baker

Kim Boyce, Bakeshop

Outstanding Bar Program


Outstanding Chef

Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon

Outstanding Restaurant


Outstanding Restaurateur

Akkapong Earl Ninsom (Eem, Hat Yai, Langbaan, etc.)

Outstanding Wine Program


Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Producer

Brianne Day, Day Wines, Dundee
André Hueston Mack, Maison Noir Wines, McMinnville

Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific

Peter Cho, Han Oak
Gregory Gourdet, Departure
Katy Millard, Coquine
Sarah Minnick, Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
Kristen Murray, MÅURICE
Ryan Roadhouse, Nodoguro
Naoko Tamura, Shizuku


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