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Last update: 2014-03-15

Episode 8: Nong’s Khao Man Gai – Nong Poonsukwatanna

2014-03-15 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 45s

In this episode my guest is Nong Poonsukwatanna of Nong’s Khao Man Gai in Portland, Oregon.  Her story is truly amazing.  She was born in Thailand and grew up under very difficult conditions.  Her father was abusive and unemployed and her mother had to work very long hours everyday just to put food on the […]…

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Episode 7: Navarre and Luce – John Taboada

2014-02-24 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 14s

In the 1990s John Taboada reluctantly helped a friend and his dog relocate to Portland, Oregon.  His plan was to stay for one day.  Twenty-plus years later, he is still here and about to open his third restaurant. Of course it would be John who would see a city’s potential while looking at a skateboard […]…

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Episode 6: A to Z Wineworks – Sam Tannahill

2013-11-22 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 55s

In this episode we sit down with Sam Tannahill of A to Z Wineworks.  Sam and his wife, Cheryl Francis are winemakers.   Together they co-founded Francis Tannahill Wines and along with their partners Bill and Deb Hatcher created A to Z Wineworks.  In 2oo7 A to Z aquired Rex Hill Vineyards. We met for coffee […]…

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Episode 5: Ned Ludd – Jason French

2013-10-20 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode we sit down with Jason French who is the owner/chef of Ned Ludd located in Portland, Oregon.  Ned Ludd is a self-described American Craft Kitchen whose menu is often  dictated by what is available from local farmers and purveyors.   Oh and the main source of cooking is a large wood-fired oven. Jason […]…

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Episode 4: Nostrana – Cathy Whims

2013-10-14 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 2s

In this episode we profile Cathy Whims who along with her husband David West are owners of Nostrana and co-owners of Oven & Shaker. Cathy is a highly decorated Portland chef who not only has witnessed the Portland restaurant revolution; she has been an integral part of it. During our conversation Cathy talks about growing […]…

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Episode 3: Bunk Sandwiches – Tommy Habetz

2013-08-16 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 33s

In this episode we talk to Tommy Habetz who along with his partners Nick Wood and Matt Brown are slowly building a Portland sandwich empire!  Tommy and Nick opened Bunk Sandwiches in 2008.  Next they teamed up with Portland legend Matt Brown to open up Bunk Bar which has quickly become one of the top […]…

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Episode 2: Levant – Scott Snyder

2013-07-17 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 5s

86 The Chicken is proud to welcome Scott Snyder whose restaurant Levant opened in early 2013 on E. Burnside in Portland, Oregon.  Scott uses his French technical background while cooking with traditional North African and Middle Eastern spices and meats.  He talks about growing up as a Jewish a punk rock kid in California and […]…

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Episode 1: Smallwares – Johanna Ware

2013-07-10 :: Bill Komissaroff
Length: 1m 1s

For our premiere episode, 86 The Chicken welcomes Johanna Ware who is the owner/chef of Smallwares in Portland. Smallwares is a funky place in the Beaumont Village neighborhood of Freemont Street. Smallwares opened its doors in February 2012 and has received much critical acclaim. Ware was named Chef of the Year in 2012 by Eater […]…

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