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PDX to NYC Wire

pdx-nyc.jpgThe Oregonian takes a look at the recent phenomenon of Portland chefs (like Andy Ricker and Matt Lightner) opening outposts in NYC. Quote: "Not long ago, Portland morphed from a career steppingstone for chefs to a culinary magnet, drawing refugees from top kitchens in New York and Los Angeles with the promise of cheap rent, enthusiastic patrons and abundant fresh produce... Are we a national-caliber restaurant city, or are we the small-market team, destined to have our best players poached by the New York Yankees?" [Oregonian]