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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

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Portland, OR

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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

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English


Episodes

#326 Dirk Marshall - V H US Podcast + Marshall's Haute Sauce

9/30/2022
After nearly 8 years, Dirk Marshall of Marshall's Haute Sauce returns to podcast to talk about his own podcast, V H US, a selft described "film adjacent podcast." Dirk shares the story of growing up in a video rental store and how box art shaped him into the person he is today - and what people can expect when they listen in. Plus, an update about what he and Sarah have been up since we last spoke, including all the projects at Marshall's Haute Sauce (as well as a promise to have both Dirk...

Duration:01:06:03

RATF Instant Classic: #315 Emily Cafazzo & Ryan Domingo - Sugarpine Drive-In + "Tastebound"

9/23/2022
As we enter the off season, we're jumping back to a conversation from early Summer 2022 - with Sugarpine Drive-In's Emily Cafazzo and Ryan Domingo. Joining us from their time away in Hawaii are Emily Cafazzo and Ryan Domingo of the now iconic Sugarpine Drive-In in Troutdale. We discuss the genesis of Sugarpine and how incredible the journey has been. We go back even further to the point where the couple met in Brooklyn at Andy Ricker's restaurant, of all places, and follow the reasons...

Duration:01:03:06

RATF Classic: #233 Emily Everett - Quaintrelle | Abbey Road Farm

9/16/2022
This week, we look back to March of 2020 - and our conversation with Emily Everett from Quaintrelle & Abbey Road Farm. Emily Everett joins the podcast to talk about her journey from the East Coast to Portland, with an update on Quaintrelle and Abby Road Farm. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingsideSteakhouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Duration:01:13:02

#325 Mariah + Tom Pisha-Duffly - Gado Gado & Oma's Takeaway

9/9/2022
On the heels of our discussion with @garythefoodie last week, when he suggested Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly could be considered as part of the new guard of Portland's lauded restaurateurs, we invited the creative couple on the podcast to talk about how they got to where they are today. They share how they met in Boston's dive-bar world, travels to Indonesia, and how they learned to love what they do creating pop-ups in two Portlands. We begin with how they weathered the pandemic,...

Duration:01:35:56

#324 Gary Okazaki - @garythefoodie checks in

9/2/2022
Gary Okazaki @garythefoodie joins us to bring us up to date on his latest Portland food experiences, including a few ways to tip the scales a bit to get a table at Kann. We talk about his ambassadorship with a few restaurants, his favored food cart, who the new kingpins are in the Portland food world, and of course, why the Mets will win the World Series this year. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse:...

Duration:01:14:23

#323 Tyler Malek - Salt & Straw

8/26/2022
For the first time in 7 years, we bring the positive vibe of Tyler Malek to our guests through a fun conversation about what motivates Tyler at Salt & Straw, and how things have evolved as the company has grown from 2 employees to over 1000 in a handful of states around the country. We'll talk about how becoming a father has changed his perspectives in life and business, and then we discuss the company's new product, ice cream specifically for your beloved dog-- how that came about, and...

Duration:01:13:23

#322 Aundre Barnes - Urdaneta

8/19/2022
We spend an hour with Aundre Barnes, who has been serving diners at Portland's Urdaneta for the past 7 years. Aundre is a native Portlander and has seen many changes over his years here. He's worked in banking and in voice-over work along the way. He shares with us some of the reasons for his passion and his love of the industry, which run from the soulful experience of gaining first-hand knowledge of Spanish cuisine during Urdaneta's company field trips in addition to his admiration for ...

Duration:01:07:21

RATF Classic: #27 Jeff Trenary - Kingfisher Farms

8/12/2022
In this classic episode of RATF, we go all the way back to July of 2014, to a conversation with Jeff Trenary of Kingfisher Farms. Sadly, Jeff passed away earlier this year. Over the years, we talked regularly with Jeff about coming back on the show, but never made it happen. This reposting of of episode #27 will serve as our tribute to a great person. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Portland Food...

Duration:01:01:43

#321 Bryan Deckert - Country Cat at PDX

8/5/2022
Bryan Deckert has been running the busy Country Cat restaurant at PDX since it first opened its doors. Along the way it's garnered BEST AIRPORT RESTAURANT honors twice, and is a model for the many new local brands making airport experiences better. Bryan talks to us about what goes into running such a busy, quirky operation with different hours and structures, especially through the pandemic. We also touch on Bryan's earlier days at Pazzo, where he was in charge of making dignitaries, like...

Duration:01:18:36

#320 Erik Englund - Flying Fish

7/29/2022
Flying Fish's Chef Erik Englund joins us on the podcast today to talk about his journey from the Detroit area to Portland 12 years ago, with stops at fabled Gruner and CDC at Bamboo Sushi for years. There, he procured seafood from Lyf Gildersleeve during his food truck days on Hawthorne, and the rest is current history. Lyf brought Erik in to assist him at his former oyster bar at Providore and then built a restaurant around Erik's talents, which can now be enjoyed at their fish market and...

Duration:01:09:02

RATF Classic: #266 Mike Aldridge - Mid City Smash Burgers

7/22/2022
With the recent news that Mike Aldridge was talking his Mid City Smash Burger to Bend, we felt it appropriate to bring back our conversation with Mike about the origins of Mid City. ORIGINAL POST: Chef Mike Aldridge has been on quite a career and personal journey over the past couple of years. Mike, a native North Dakotan, has cooked in some of Portland's well-known restaurants, including Urban Farmer, Imperial and Headwaters, among others. He became chef at the coastal restaurant,...

Duration:00:54:55

#319 Wendy Bumgardner's ( @locavoregon ) favorites in Vancouver WA

7/15/2022
We are seeing a coming of age in the suburbs with regard to their food scenes, so Wendy Bumgardner (Insta: @locavoregon) joins us to give us a seasoned food-lover's guide to Vancouver, WA , as well as some walking suggestions in the city. Wendy also talks about some of the pop ups in the region she's been enjoying as well as an overview of why she enjoys going on Portland Food Adventures' international trips. Note and full disclosure: Host Chris Angelus operates Portland Food...

Duration:01:01:09

#318 Michael Westfall - Tapphoria: Taphouse & Bottle Shop

7/8/2022
Our guest this week is Michael Westfall, co-owner of Tapphoria, a taphouse in Tigard, Oregon. Cort catches up with Mike to talk about his journey from business school to starting a party bus company, running a coffee shop to eventually creating Tapphoria. Hear about the challenges of the pendemic, ways they've had to change their business approach - and what Mike thinks about some of Portland's big restaurant names moving to the suburbs. Tapphoria's 8th Anniversary Events take place July...

Duration:01:08:47

RATF Classic: #276 Michael Gibbons - Papa Haydn and Jo Bar

7/1/2022
On this holiday weekend, we got back to May of 2021, and our conversation with Michael Gibbons. Michael Gibbons and his wife own Papa Haydn and Jo Bar, which have been a staples in the Portland Food world since they met each other as employees at Papa Haydn many cakes and drinks ago. Since then, they've largely stepped away from the day to day operations to leave that responsibility in younger, capable hands, including their son Brendan. We talk to Michael about his trajectory from a kid...

Duration:01:27:13

RATF Classic #299: Chip MacGregor - MacGregor's Whiskey Bar

6/24/2022
In this month's flashback episode, we go all the way back to December of 2021 - and our conversation with Chip MacGregor of MacGregor's Whiskey Bar in Manzanita and Cannon Beach. We get to know Chip MacGregor, co-proprietor of MacGregor's Whiskey Bar with locations on the coast in Manzanita and Cannon Beach. Chip and his wife Holly met by chance through their writing connections in the very building they now operate. We talk about the business of whiskey and how both locations seem a bit...

Duration:01:33:49

#317 Larry Clouser & Erick Russ - Pono Brewing

6/17/2022
He's back for the third round, and this time, Erick Russ of Pono Brewing brings his partner, founder and brewmaster of Pono Brewing, Larry Clouser. We hear about their unique challenges during the pandemic, how friends and other breweries stepped up to help - and what futures plans are in the works. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Duration:00:59:15

#316 Lathen & Anne-Marie Gorbett - Bridge to Table

6/10/2022
We open the mics up with Lathen and Anne-Marie Gorbett, producers of the video series focusing on the Portland food world, Bridge to Table. We discuss their motivations for producing such a series, the challenges, and of course their creative vision and the plan to accomplish producing continued episodes. Lathen and Anne-Marie also talk about what they have learned about Portland's food professionals' tribulations through the pandemic and what they see for a renewed and vibrant industry. We...

Duration:01:01:51

#315 Emily Cafazzo & Ryan Domingo - Sugarpine Drive-In + "Tastebound"

6/3/2022
Joining us from their time away in Hawaii are Emily Cafazzo and Ryan Domingo of the now iconic Sugarpine Drive-In in Troutdale. We discuss the genesis of Sugarpine and how incredible the journey has been. We go back even further to the point where the couple met in Brooklyn at Andy Ricker's restaurant, of all places, and follow the reasons behind and the journey back to Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. Both have quite a resume in the food world, and Emily discusses her days at Gotham...

Duration:01:04:16

RATF Classic #217 Kristen Murray - MÅURICE

5/27/2022
In this Classic episode of Right at the Fork, we head back to October of 2019 and our conversation with Kristen Murray. A lot has changed for Kristen in the time since our chat, including a move for MÅURICE. Hear more about it, here. ORIGINAL POST: MÅURICE's Kristen Murray's story begins in Southern California, baking with her great-grandmother and great-aunt. On this episode, hear about Kristen's journey from California, to New York City, to France and eventually Portland (with many...

Duration:01:20:30

#314 Rex Robertson - Salem's Cozy Taberna and Little Lois

5/20/2022
Salem native Rex Robertson joins us to discuss his exciting new restaurant, Cozy Taberna, that just opened in a few months ago. We follow Rex's journey from falling in love with his father's A&W Restaurants in Salem as a kid, to working in finer dining over time and realizing hospitality was for him. He and his wife Lois bought a hallmark deli in Salem and turned that into the popular Little Lois, which is now humming along. They brought partners into that business and decided it was time to...

Duration:01:12:45