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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

#291 Scott and Emily Ketterman - Pizza Kat

10/14/2021
We connect with Scott and Emily Ketterman, well-known for their Crown Paella catering company all over Oregon, which became vulnerable to the effects of Covid and has had to cease operations--at least for now. Now, the duo is excited to move in a new direction with Pizza Kat, the just opened pizza spot on West Burnside in Portland, providing Scott and Emily with a viable business with which to move forward post-pandemic. We talk about how they met years ago in the kitchen, the influence...

Duration:01:23:30

RATF Classic: #25 The Paleys - Paley's Place

10/8/2021
With the news that the Vitaly and Kimberly Paley will be closing down Paley's Place in November, we felt it important to bring back our original conversation with the couple. Original Introduction: Get to know the first couple of Portland's restaurant scene: Vitaly and Kimberly Paley. Hard working, generous of spirit, and still in love after 25 years and 3 restaurants. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse:...

Duration:01:06:22

#290 Cameron Lee Dunlap - Morchella

9/30/2021
Fresh off the heels of Cameron's excitement about his first mention in EaterPDX, we took it upon ourselves to host Cameron for the first time on a podcast. Moving from the chef role at The Fireside, a second stint there, Cameron has gathered a team to open Morchella, slated to open its doors in mid-October, 2021. His first restaurant to which he can lay claim has his own will feature foraged edible food sourced by his staff. and others The restaurant will be built with a particular focus...

Duration:01:21:46

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #12 Pechluck Laskey

9/27/2021
In this episode of the Joy of Drinking Podcast, listeners get to hear from Pechluck. Pech is a Portland-based food & beverage enthusiast, influencer, and blogger. She recently competed in Crater Lake Spirits annual "Claim Your Spirit of Adventure Cocktail Contest." Learn more about Pech's "Autumn Rejuvenation" entry and get tips on what to drink and where to eat this fall! Read Pech's food and travel blog here: www.pechluck.com Right at the Fork podcasts are supported by: Zupan's...

Duration:00:20:43

#289 Andrew Fortgang - Flor, Le Pigeon & Canard

9/23/2021
After announcing the scheduled opening of his new retail wine shop, we caught up with Andy Fortgang, known to many as the business brains behind Portland's storied Le Pigeon and sister restaurant/bar Canard, which Andy owns with Chef Gabriel Rucker. We discuss Andy's new project, Flor, and the genesis behind it, as well as the severe challenges of owning two restaurants through the recent pandemic. Andy tells us what the current operating situation is at both restaurants. This is a...

Duration:01:22:02

#288 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

9/16/2021
We catch up with Kurt Huffman of ChefStable to discuss lots to do with the state of the restaurant business in 2021. Having a stake in dozens of projects and restaurants gives Kurt and great perspective on some of the challenges facing both restaurants and their employees, and diners these days. We talk about his new projects in Lake Oswego and Beaverton and perhaps as far as the Oregon Coast. We touch on the evolution of buying the Tasty brand from John and Renee Gorham. Kurt also shares...

Duration:01:24:55

RATF Classic: #281 Kyo Koo - Bokki Seoul NYC

9/9/2021
Chef Kyo Koo, whom Portlanders will know from his days at BlueHour and more recently as proprietor of Danwei Canting, joins Chris to talk about working on his new concept in New York City, Bokki Seoul. Coming out of the pandemic, Chris asks Kyo about his thoughts about fast casual, take-out, and whether something closer to fine dining is something we can expect to return like the days of old. Issues like rent and labor are considered, as well as what may be in store for Portland's food...

Duration:01:02:57

#287 Jason F. French - Personal Coach for Men

9/2/2021
Jason French was once referred to as an "Portland ambassador" by our host Chris Angelus when it came to Portland's food world, but even beyond that: embodying much of the spirit of the city, a dozen years ago to the point before Covid hit. Cut to 2021, and Jason is moving out of the hospitality business and into personal coaching for men, utilizing many of the skillsets and experience he gained as chef/owner of Ned Ludd, which he's now selling. We talk about his years at Ned Ludd, where...

Duration:01:29:02

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #11 Carrie & Jody of Greater Goods

8/30/2021
The Joy of Drinking Podcast returns, as Joy sits down with Carrie from Greater Goods! If you've ever tasted their delicious CBD chocolates, you know that everything they create is of superior quality and is absolutely delicious. Carrie and Jody share with Joy details about a new line of products: 100% vegan CBD gummies. Right at the Fork podcasts are supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com

Duration:00:20:42

#286 Mary Amter - Mary's Culinary Classes for Kids

8/26/2021
We venture outside of Oregon this week with Mary Amter, host Chris' former beloved neighbor in Connecticut, who joins us to talk about her cooking classes geared for kids and adults. Covid brought her classes online, which can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/mccguilford/videos. Mary talks about her childhood cooking with Mom and Dad, her husband's chef and teaching world, and how she decided, as a busy mother of three teenage kids, to start offering cooking classes...

Duration:01:14:41

#285 Lauro Romero - República

8/19/2021
Lauro Romero, chef of República , a new hotspot on the Portland food scene, joins us to discuss his childhood and Mom's influence in his native Mexico on his food sensibilities. We track his journey from farms in Mexico through Utah to Portland, where Chef Lauro helmed one of Portland's best seafood spots, King Tide. Chef talks about the things that came together with his partners to form what he believes is a perfect team to offer great food, drinks, coffee and service at República. Right...

Duration:01:08:43

RATF Classic: #217 Kristen Murray - MÅURICE

8/12/2021
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 more stops in between), and the eventual creation of MÅURICE. 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:01:09:14

#284 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland

8/5/2021
Mike Thelin joins us again to talk about rethinking Feast Portland, and what's important to the pared down, revised festival this year, and as the organization looks beyond the pandemic to future years. Chris and Mike get into a discussion about restaurants and Portland and quality of life. Mike always gives us a great conversation, and this is no exception. You can hear about Mike's food, life and business background in episode 122. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets:...

Duration:01:02:11

#283 Anne Hubatch - Helioterra Wines and Alter Ego Cider - Road Trip!

7/29/2021
We asked Anne Hubatch to join us to discuss her family trip around the west this summer with her kids, visiting national parks and monuments along the way. The first part of the podcast is dedicated to the wonders of long summer road trips, and then in the second segment we talk about Anne's journey to become a self-employed winemaker. We discuss Helioterra and how she managed to weather the pandemic after 8+ years in the business. Anne also tells us about the women winemaker events at...

Duration:01:06:33

#282 Katherine Benvenuti - Fills

7/22/2021
Katherine Benvenuti, pastry chef and proprietor of Fills, joins us to talk about all the ups and downs she's experienced since opening Bar King six days before the pandemic. That upheaval has led to her new venture, Fills Donuts, as well as being partner in the new Tasty restaurant. We discuss donuts, tipping, work/life balance, sweet versus savory, how Lake Oswego compares to Portland, the challenging labor market and how best to navigate that from an operator's perspective, and...

Duration:01:30:40

RATF Classic: #231 Kelsey Glasser - Arden

7/15/2021
Looking back to February 2020, before everything changed, with Kelsey Glasser of Arden. Kelsey Glasser is the owner and sommelier of Arden in Northwest Portland. She joins the podcast to talk about what took her from the Willamette Valley to pursue acting in New York and L.A... and how wine brought her back to the Pacific Northwest. Plus, she'll share how Arden brought the two career paths together. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse:...

Duration:01:03:32

#281 Kyo Koo - Bokki Seoul NYC

7/1/2021
Chef Kyo Koo, whom Portlanders will know from his days at BlueHour and more recently as proprietor of Danwei Canting, joins Chris to talk about working on his new concept in New York City, Bokki Seoul. Coming out of the pandemic, Chris asks Kyo about his thoughts about fast casual, take-out, and whether something closer to fine dining is something we can expect to return like the days of old. Issues like rent and labor are considered, as well as what may be in store for Portland's food...

Duration:01:09:02

#280 Jeff Ridabock - Home Grown Smoker Vegan BBQ

6/24/2021
This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Finex: www.FinexUSA.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Jeff Ridabock hails from the same town host Chris Angelus, so in this fun episode Chris and Jeff reminisce about growing up in privileged Darien, Connecticut in the 60s and 70s. (You may not want little ears to hear this!) Also, Jeff talks pandemic in the restaurant...

Duration:01:24:25

#279 Brooke Jackson-Glidden - Eaterpdx

6/10/2021
It's been a while since Eater Editor Brooke Jackson-Glidden joined us. This will be our first visit with Brooke since the pandemic. We talk about her job and having to work it mostly from home over the past year, reporting versus criticism, what the future of the food industry might look like, as well as some of the restaurants and carts Brooke is most excited about as we begin to emerge from under Covid clouds. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets:...

Duration:01:31:28

#278 Alexander Diestra - New Executive Chef at Andina + Chicha

6/3/2021
With a new child on the homefront, Alex Diestra is poised as the new Executive Chef at Portland's iconic Andina Peruvian restaurant, where he's also helped develop their new outdoor/take-out concept, Chicha. His pedigree is strong, after having worked in kitchens at Bruce Carey's Saucebox and Clarklewis, but also growing up with Peruvian food from childhood. Chris and Alex talk about his moving to Portland from Peru at age 19, how he became a chef as well as his feelings about being at the...

Duration:00:52:20