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Yes Chef: Life in Restaurants

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm PDT
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Three exciting perspectives on life in restaurants: Naomi Pomeroy, a self-taught chef and chef/owner at Portland’s Beast and Expatriate, with her cookbook Taste and Technique; Stephanie Danler, author of the bestselling novel Sweetbitter, the story of twenty-two-year-old Tess’s introduction to New York City as a server of appetite; and Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton with Knives & Ink, illustrated stories of chef’s tattoos. Moderated by Liz Crain (The Food Lover’s Guide to Portland).

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Stephanie Danler

Stephanie Danler is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School.
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Isaac Fitzgerald

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Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette — Wordstock Edition

Friday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m.

McMenamins Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209 Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St.) Tickets at backfencepdx.com, $15 (GA), $20 (VIP) Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE Wordstock Edition features crowd favorites: Shannon Balcom Graves; Arthur Bradford; Derrick Brown; Kerry Cohen; Alex Dang; Isaac Fitzgerald; Anis Mojgani, and Caitlin Weierhauser. Created, hosted, and produced by B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee. Music by Bobby D from XRAY.
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Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times best-selling illustrator whose books include Pen & Ink, Lost Cat, Meanwhile In San Francisco, and The Gutsy Girl. Her work has appeared in places such as The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Lucky Peach. She lives in San Francisco.
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Naomi Pomeroy

Naomi Pomeroy won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Pacific Northwest in 2014, was named a Best New Chef in Food & Wine in 2009, and has been featured in Bon Appétit, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, along with appearances on Top Chef Masters and Knife Fight. After launching Family Supper, clarklewis, and Gotham Tavern, Naomi opened Beast in 2007 and with her husband, Kyle Linden Webster, the bar Expatriate in 2013. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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