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Jun 21, 2024

Althea Grey Potter wanted to try something new after Oui, the wine bar at the Southeast Collective where she had generated much attention, closed due to the pandemic.  She started The Flavor Society, which produces and distributes crunchy chili oils designed for enhancing your favorite pizza (and more).  Althea was...


Jun 14, 2024

One of the hardest working people in the media biz, Brooke Jackson Glidden joins the podcast between editorial positions.  Her six-year tenure at Eater as Portland's editor and writer just came to an end as she anticipates taking the editorial helm at Portland Monthly.  We talk about her trophy-case full of...


Jun 7, 2024

On the morning of May 10, 2024, Chad Draizin woke up to a notification that his flagship Fifty Licks Ice Cream store had a little problem.  That's when the rollercoaster of information and crazy stuff started, appearing not to be a big deal but in short time turning out to be a major fire and smoke problem. Chad joins...


May 24, 2024

Elias Cairo is the co-owner and head salumist at Olympia Provisions in Portland. Cairo grew up in a Greek-American family, where he learned to appreciate the value of handmade food. He later traveled to Europe to apprentice with master chefs and butchers, where he honed his skills in charcuterie. In 2009, Cairo returned...


May 17, 2024

Chef Sam Smith has been a notable figure in the Portland culinary scene since he arrived in the city from the Bay Area. He is currently the chef at Yaowarat, Portland Monthly's 2023 Restaurant of the Year.  Sam talks about the experiences of traveling through Thailand with his team doing extensive research to develop...