ORE. (July 23, 2013) – Get to Know Portland's Culinary Culture at PDX
faces behind the food: Portland's top 12 culinary artists revealed
|Gabriel Rucker, owner and chef at Le Pigeon in Portland
exhibit that portrays the culture of some of Portland's finest culinary chefs
and food connoisseurs opened last week at Portland International Airport.
photographer, Dave Lutz, captures 12 Portland culinary stand-outs in this
exhibit along the PDX Concourse Connector, located post-security until July
2014. This exhibit illustrates the bustling and experimental culinary scene in
Portland and how chefs draw inspiration from one another and their
in the exhibit are Andina; Bar Mingo; Beast; Huber's; Jacobsen Salt Co.; Le
Pigeon; lorio; Nostrana; Paley's Place; Papa Haydn; Stumptown Coffee Roasters;
and the Tabor Czech food cart. Each photograph is accompanied by the story
behind the landmark. Learn which chefs are multiple James Beard Award winners,
which chef is a U.S. Culinary Diplomat, and how a local staple grew from the
back of a Ford Pinto into a national chain.
I appreciate most about this exhibit is that it peers into the lives of these
renowned chefs and innovators, teaching us about their history and
inspirations, allowing us to connect with them on a personal level," says Greta
Blalock, PDX arts and entertainment coordinator. "So the next time we dine out,
we connect with not only our food, but also its creators."
PDX art program is designed to illustrate the dynamic culture of the Northwest
and showcase a variety of works through ongoing relationships with regional
artists and organizations.