Watch: Portland food veterans discuss the future

Is Portland Over?

A cinnamon roll gets topped by Chef Naomi Pomeroy (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Veterans of the Portland food scene shared with KOIN 6 News their thoughts on the past year, what’s going on now and what the future holds.

Watch the videos for their full thoughts

Gabriel Rucker on future of Portland’s restaurant scene
Gabriel Rucker, chef at Le Pigeon and Canard, spoke with Elizabeth Dinh for KOIN 6 News’ series “Is Portland Over?”

Geoff Latham’s meat wholesale business pivots during pandemic
Geoff Latham shares how his family business that caters to restaurants pivoted during the pandemic after many of his clients closed their businesses.

Chef and food writer talk about pivoting in Portland
Chef Naomi Pomeroy talks about having to pivot in Portland, as food writer/editor Brooke Jackson-Glidden gives insight on the deep meaning area dining places can bring for the workers and customers.  

Matt Breslow remembers his Grilled Cheese Cart
Matt Breslow operated a popular grilled cheese cart for 11 years until developers took his spot

Ian Williams of Deadstock Coffee has homeless insight
Ian Williams wants his Chinatown shop to do more than serve coffee

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