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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

#332 Chris & Cort Go Oprah: Gift Guide 2022

11/25/2022
Chris and Cort do something different for Black Friday, and bring you their suggest gifts for the holidays in 2022. Hear their list of great local items, tech ideas... nuts, socks and more! Suggestions from Chris included: www.zupans.comwww.RingSideSteakhouse.comwww.TheMeadow.comwww.tidbyt.comwww.viviennepdx.comwww.steelportknife.com Cort's...

Duration:01:22:03

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

11/18/2022
Going all the way back to September... of this year! And our conversation with Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly: 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...

Duration:01:53:28

#331 Dan Hart - Prost, Stammtisch, Interurban and Bantam Tavern

11/11/2022
Dan Hart, founder of Prost, Stammtisch, Interurban and The Bantam Tavern joins us to talk about how Portland's first food cart pod with a pub attached to it came to be, in addition to its expansion to Bend. We will talk about his bartending and love of skiing in his Eugene and California days, and how that led him to Portland. We'll also touch on his favorite spots to go in Portland, as we usually do. Listen in for a very nice list of Dan's suggestions, which begin with his places!! You'll...

Duration:01:01:14

#330 Ron Khormaei - Founder, Steelport Knife Co. & Finex Cookware

11/4/2022
Ron Khormaei doesn't sit still. From an early age when he left oppressive Iran for Switzerland and then Oregon, to his noteworthy academic pursuits in engineering, to navigating the corporate world to round out his skillsets. We talk to Ron about his journey to Oregon and his eventual stamping the best aspects of Portland into his cookware and knife products. There's a lot of food for thought in so much Ron says in this interview. Any entrepreneur or fellow Oregonian would appreciate...

Duration:01:35:42

#329 Flying Fish's Lyf Gildersleeve Goes to Mexico

10/28/2022
Lyf Gildersleeve of Flying Fish Company joins is again to talk about his recent decision to move to Mexico in the interest of educating his children with a more well-rounded approach than schools in Portland could offer. We discuss the reasons for that decision, how he plans to operate Flying Fish while there, and the adventure that ensued on his drive down with his family. We will also talk about quality of life, cannabis use, and his fishing trip experiences. Full disclosure: Host...

Duration:01:01:28

#328 Catching Up with Chris and Cort

10/21/2022
It's been nearly a month since Cort and Chris were in Oregon, let alone the same country. On this episode of the podcast, the two catch up on their travels (some more exciting than others) - and share of the things they experienced while away. Hear where they've been, get some travel tips (which may or may not be helpful) and to wrap it all up, a good ten minues of dog/puppy talk. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse:...

Duration:01:06:26

RATF Classic: #290 Cameron Lee Dunlap - Morchella

10/14/2022
With the news that Morchella was named as one of the Top 50 New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetit, we thought it important to go back to September of 2021... just weeks before Morchella opened up and our conversation with Cameron Lee Dunlap. 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...

Duration:00:00:49

#327 Remembering Sarah Pliner w/ Gary Okazaki

10/7/2022
The Portland Food Scene is in mourning, with news of the tragic passing of renowned Aviary chef Sarah Pliner. We asked our friend Gary Okazaki (Gary the Foodie) to share his thoughts on Sarah, having developed a unique relationship with Sarah during her time at Aviary. Gary and Chris talk about her influence around town, and Gary shares some of her background and memories. Right at the Fork is made possible by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com RingSideSteakhouse:...

#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