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Looking for great food at the latest happening place for your next visit to Portland? If James Beard nominations are a good measure, here’s a list of 13 Portland chefs and restaurants who are semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards.

Wings from Portland’s Pok Pok. (Jamie Francis/Travel Portland photo)
Wings from Portland’s Pok Pok. (Jamie Francis/Travel Portland photo)

This from the folks at Travel Portland:

“Hot spots Kachka and Langbaan are vying for Best New Restaurant, and perennial favorite Clyde Common is aspiring to Outstanding Bar Program. Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker is up for Outstanding Chef, Little T’s Tim Healea is battling for Outstanding Baker, and Maurice’s Kristen Murray is primed for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Plus, eight Portland chefs are competing for ‘Best Chef: Northwest’: Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton (Ox), Kevin Gibson (Davenport), Gregory Gourdet (Departure), Trent Pierce (Roe), Sarah Pliner (Aviary), Ryan Roadhouse (Nodoguro) and Justin Woodward (Castagna).”

Portland’s Clyde Common restaurant is among James Beard semifinalists. (Travel Portland photo)
Portland’s Clyde Common restaurant is among James Beard semifinalists. (Travel Portland photo)