Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Portland, OR

Fri, October 05, 2018

5:30 PM
The Nines Hotel
Member Price: $275 Public Price: $295 Click here for more information

Host Chef Gregory Gourdet
Departure Portland, OR; and Denver

Host Chef Matt Christianson 
Urban Farmer, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner
Philippe Boulot 
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR

Jose Chesa 
Ataula, Portland, OR

Bonnie Morales 
Kachka, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner
Kim Boyce
Bakeshop, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winners Greg and Gabi Denton 
Ox and Bistro Agnes, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Ken Forkish
Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Greg Higgins 
Higgins, Portland, OR

Katy Millard
Coquine, Portland, OR

Kristen Murray
Maurice, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Vitaly Paley
Paley’s Place, Imperial, and Headwaters, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Naomi Pomeroy
Beast and Expatriate, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Andy Ricker
Pok Pok and Whiskey Soda Lounge, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Gabriel Rucker
Le Pigeon, Little Bird, and Canard, Portland, OR

Justin Woodward
Castagna and OK Omens, Portland, OR


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16 James Beard recognized chefs. One night. An unforgettable culinary experience. 

Join us for an unforgettable evening at The Nines Hotel hosted by Gregory Gourdet and Departure Restaurant + Lounge! Start your evening with an incredible cocktail party featuring custom cocktails, wine, and gourmet experiences specially prepared by four local culinary legends. Then, sit down for a once-in-a-lifetime, 12-course dinner crafted by 13 of Portland’s most celebrated chefs. This team of outstanding chefs is comprised of 11 James Beard Award wins, three Beard Award nominees and three semi-finalists. Each course will be paired with an amazing libation.

ROOTS is a celebration of Portland’s food and beverage community, Pacific Northwest bounty and the legacy of Oregonian James Beard. Proceeds from the evening will directly support James Beard Foundation Impact Programs, giving chefs tools to become champions of food policies; and The Farmers Market fund, allowing underserved members of our local community access to fresh market produce.

JBF members should use the code ROOTSPDX2018 to receive members ticket prices. 

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Julie Marshall at or 212.627.1111x562.