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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with co-host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Right of the Fork RATF

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    • 4.7 • 43 Ratings

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with co-host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

    #333 Noah Jacob - Jacob & Sons

    #333 Noah Jacob - Jacob & Sons

    Jacob & Sons' Noah Jacob joins us to take us through his journey that started as a filmmaker and director of documentaries in NYC, where he fell in love with the Jewish deli culture.  After interning and experiencing some of the greats in New York, Jacob and his family moved west to California, where they started a catering business with large corporations as clients. The business was thriving, until the pandemic hit.  Overnight, orders and events were canceled, and there was no business.  
     
    His next move was back to where he grew up, Portland.  The plan was to open a brick and mortar restaurant, starting with pop-ups featuring all the great food he was making, using fine Northwest products and traditional Jewish deli practices and recipes.  Eventually, he opened wholesale and retail operation, supplying stores like Zupan's with his superior smoked fish and other products,  including his traditional rye bread.  Listen to Noah's story and a fun discussion on traditional Jewish smoked salmon versus the Northwest variety. 
     
    Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #332 Chris & Cort Go Oprah: Gift Guide 2022

    #332 Chris & Cort Go Oprah: Gift Guide 2022

    Chris and Cort do something different for Black Friday, and bring you their suggest gifts for the holidays in 2022.  Hear their list of great local items, tech ideas... nuts, socks and more!
    Suggestions from Chris included:
    Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSideSteakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com The Meadow: www.TheMeadow.com Tidbyt: www.tidbyt.com Vivienne: www.viviennepdx.com Finex: www.finexusa.com Steelport Knife Co.: www.steelportknife.com Peak Design  
    Cort's suggestions:
    Brooke Paints: www.BrookePaints.com Black Book Guitars: www.blackbookguitars.com  Pacific Hazelnuts: www.pacifichazelnuts.com  Avenue Sweets: www.avenuesweets.com  Kevin Carroll's A Kids Book About Belonging: www.kckatalyst.com  Bombas Socks: www.bombas.com  See Cort in the Nutcracker December 2 or 3, 2022: https://www.etix.com/ticket/o/11869/fired-updanceacademy  Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RATF Classic: #325 Mariah + Tom Pisha-Duffly - Gado Gado & Oma's Takeaway

    RATF Classic: #325 Mariah + Tom Pisha-Duffly - Gado Gado & Oma's Takeaway

    Going all the way back to September... of this year! And our conversation with Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly:
    On the heels of our discussion with @garythefoodie last week, when he suggested Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly could be considered as part of the new guard of Portland's lauded restaurateurs, we invited the creative couple on the podcast to talk about how they got to where they are today.
    They share how they met in Boston's dive-bar world, travels to Indonesia, and how they learned to love what they do creating pop-ups in two Portlands. We begin with how they weathered the pandemic, having just opened Gado Gado months before the hammer came down. (Plus a new baby!!)
    Finally, stick with this fun interview to the end, where host Chris prompts both Marian and Thomas to talk about what they love about each other.
    Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 53 min
    #331 Dan Hart - Prost, Stammtisch, Interurban and Bantam Tavern

    #331 Dan Hart - Prost, Stammtisch, Interurban and Bantam Tavern

    Dan Hart, founder of Prost, Stammtisch, Interurban and The Bantam Tavern joins us to talk about how Portland's first food cart pod with a pub attached to it came to be, in addition to its expansion to Bend. 
    We will talk about his bartending and love of skiing in his Eugene and California days, and how that led him to Portland.  We'll also touch on his favorite spots to go in Portland, as we usually do. 
    Listen in for a very nice list of Dan's suggestions, which begin with his places!!  You'll really want to go after hearing the genesis of his establishments.
    Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #330 Ron Khormaei - Founder, Steelport Knife Co. & Finex Cookware

    #330 Ron Khormaei - Founder, Steelport Knife Co. & Finex Cookware

    Ron Khormaei doesn't sit still.  From an early age when he left oppressive Iran for Switzerland and then Oregon, to his noteworthy academic pursuits in engineering, to navigating the corporate world to round out his skillsets.
     
    We talk to Ron about his journey to Oregon and his eventual stamping the best aspects of Portland into his cookware and knife products.
     
    There's a lot of food for thought in so much Ron says in this interview.  Any entrepreneur or fellow Oregonian would appreciate the wisdom and spirit Mr. Khormaei imparts in this hour-plus talk. 
     
    See his products at www.steelportknife.com
     
    Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #329 Flying Fish's Lyf Gildersleeve Goes to Mexico

    #329 Flying Fish's Lyf Gildersleeve Goes to Mexico

    Lyf Gildersleeve of Flying Fish Company joins is again to talk about his recent decision to move to Mexico in the interest of educating his children with a more well-rounded approach than schools in Portland could offer.  We discuss the reasons for that decision, how he plans to operate Flying Fish while there, and the adventure that ensued on his drive down with his family.
     
    We will also talk about quality of life, cannabis use, and his fishing trip experiences.
     
    Full disclosure:  Host Chris Angelus' Portland Food Adventures has curated and produced trips with Lyf.
     
    Please check in to Right at the Fork's Facebook page to see the essay from Jim Downey that Chris mentioned:   https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=right%20at%20the%20fork
      Right at the Fork is supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Steph from Gresham ,

Best food podcast

This is my new go-to source for restaurant recommendations and Portland food news. Chris and Cort do a great job!!

Gregory Day ,

Excellent

You have to hand it to Right At The Fork, their show is a template for how to do produce Pac NW food show & they've been an invaluable resource for me this past year & I hope for many to come.

twc912 ,

Great interviews - but Gary....

I’ve listened to this diligently for the last few years. The insight you get from area Chef’s is really interesting and fun to listen to. I get that Gary is a big part of the Podcast, but it gets really old hearing about how boring (insert a plethora of other adjectives Gary uses) Portland’s food scene is. And how great SF’s is. That shtick gets really old. I don’t listen to the podcast to hear that and I don’t think it benefits the podcast or listener.

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