Departure in The News

OregonLive (online) Downtown Portland’s best restaurants: Diner 2015,” 6/23/2015

OregonLive (online), “Diner 2015: 101 Portland’s Best Restaurants,” 6/18/2015

EaterPDX, “Top Portland Restaurants with Great Private Dining Rooms,” 6/2/2015, “Mark Your Calendar for Marta NYC Pop-up at Roman Candle Baking,” 514/2015

Food & Wine, “Gluten-Free Chocolate-Almond Thumbprint Cookies” Feb 25, 2015

Runner’s World, “’Top Chef’ Runner-Up Gregory Gourdet Reflects on Finale,” 2/12/2015

National Press Clips Runner’s World, “Ultrarunner Gregory Gourdet is ‘Top Chef’ Finalist,” 2/10/2015

Madras Pioneer, “Portland Dining Month features 100-plus restaurants,” 2/26/2015

Portland Tribune, “Portland Dining Month features 100-plus restaurants,” 2/26/2015

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Q&A with Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams,” 2/23/2015

OregonLive, “Livestream Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams’ ‘Top Chef’ live Q&A on OregonLive tonight,” 2/23/2015

Movoto Blog, “19 Ways To Have The Night Of Your Life in Portland,” 2/20/2015

Madras Pioneer, ““And the best chef is…,” 2/19/2015

Woodburn Independent, “And the best chef is…,” 2/19/2015

Portland Tribune, “And the best chef is…,” 2/19/2015

GoLocalPDX, “Portland Well Represented Among James Beard Award Nominees,” 2/19/2015

Portland Mercury, “The 13 Portland Restaurants and Chefs Nominated for 2015 James Beard Awards,” 2/18/2015

OregonLive, “James Beard Foundation announces Portland semifinialists (analysis),” 2/18/2015

Eater PDX, “Behold Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists,” 2/18/2015

OregonLive, “Meet Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams at The Oregonian’s Speaker Series: Top Chef Live Q&A,” 2/17/2015

OregonLive, “Portland Dining Month returns in March with deals at more than 100 restaurants,” 2/13/2015

Portland Monthly, “The Top Chef Exit Interview: Gregory Gourdet,” 2/12/2015

OregonLive, “Gregory Gourdet stays fearless, narrowly misses ‘Top chef’ glory (Q&A),” 2/12/2015, “Portlander Gourdet finishes 2nd in ‘Top Chef’ finale,” 2/12/2015

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: Portland’s Gregory Gourdet finishes second, as Los Angeles chef Mei Lin wins,” 2/11/2015

Eater PDX, “Get Ready for the Top Chef Finale Tonight,” 2/11/2015

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: Will Gregory Gourdet be Portland’s first ‘Top Chef’ winner?,” 2/11/2015

OregonLive, “The ‘Top Chef’ effect: Do Portland chef appearances on reality cooking show impact their restaurants,” 2/11/2015

Eater PDX, “Top Chef Judges, and Adams Himself, Reflect on his Impressive Run,” 2/6/2015

Pechluck’s Food Adventures, “Dumpling Week 2015 Recap So Far…,” 2/5/2015

Thrillist PDX, “The 8 Best Free Bar Snacks in Portland,” 2/5/2015

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: Portland’s Gregory Gourdet moves on to the finale – but Doug Adams doesn’t,” 2/4/2015

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: Handicapping which chef – including Portland’s Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams – will win,” 2/4/2015

Eater PDX, “Watch Gregory Gourdet Lose it on a Spinning Acrobatic Airplane,” 2/4/2015

OregonLive, “Portland’s first #DumplingWeek: Our photos so far,” 2/4/2015

OregonLive, “Here’s the full list of dishes from our Dumpling Week restaurants (Updated),” 2/4/2015

Portland Food and, “Valentine’s Day 2015 – Where to Romance!,” 2/2/2015

Portland Monthly, “The Perfect Party: February 2015,” 2/2/2015

Forbes, “Top Chef Finalist Gregory Gourdet Dishes On Losing The Title And What’s Next” February 18, 2015

Cuisine Noir, “Getting to Know Chef Gregory Gourdet from “Top Chef”” February 13, 2015

NBC News, “9 Questions For ‘Top Chef’ Runner Up, Gregory Gourdet” February 12, 2015

US Weekly, “Top Chef Winner Revealed: Did Mei Lin or Gregory Gourdet Win?” February 12, 2015

Yahoo Food, “Who will win Top Chef this season?” February 11, 2015

Food & Wine, “12 Mexican Snacks for a Top Chef Season 12 Finale Viewing Party” February 11, 2015, “Winter-ready rooftop bars and bites” February 10, 2015, “Winter-ready rooftop bars and bites” February 10, 2015

Runner’s World, “Ultrarunner Gregory Gourdet is ‘Top Chef’ Finalist” February 10, 2015, “Gregory’s sweet potato brownies recipe featured in this slideshow of healthy Valentine’s Day recipes” Feb 06, 2015

USA Today Travel, “Cool and creative culinary gardens”, February 2015, “FoodWorx: The ultimate Portland foodie event” February 2, 2015

Restaurant Hospitality, “Gregory Gourdet continues to wow jaded Portlandians at Departure” January 2015

GoLocalPDX, “15 to Watch in 2015: Doug Adams,” 12/29/2014

GoLocalPDX, “5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes From Portland Bars,” 12/24/2014

Eater PDX, “The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve Dining in Portland,” 12/19/2014

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: In ‘Big Sausage,’ Portland chefs shine and stumble,” 12/18/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 9,” 12/18/2014

Thrillist Portland, “The 8 Best Coffee- Based Cocktails in Portland,” 12/18/2014

Portland Food and, “Next Stop – Haiti: The Second Installment of Compass Dinner Series,” 12/17/2014

Portland Food and, “New Year’s Eve 2014 – Where to go in Portland,” 12/17/2014

OregonLive, “Portland restaurant and bar events – Week of 12/17 – 12/23,” 12/17/2014

Thrillist Portland, “13 Things You Must Do in Portland This Winter,” 12/17/2014

OregonLive, “20 holiday cocktails to taste around town or make at home: The Cocktail Hour,” 12/17/2014

Salt. Water. Coffee., “Sara’s 2015 Portland Holiday Gift Guide For Foodies,” 12/16/2014

Portland Monthly, “Departure Chef Gregory Gourdet Taps his Haitian Roots,” 12/16/2014

Eater PDX, “PICA Presents a Fundraising Raffle for Food Lovers,” 12/12/2014

The Oregonian, “Chef’s Week PDX,” 12/12/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 8,” 12/11/2014

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ season 12: Can anything stop Portland’s competing chefs?,” 12/11/2014

Thrillist PDX, “11 Portland Instagrams You Need to Follow Right Now,” 12/11/2014

Eater PDX, “Portland Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and/ or Christmas,” 12/10/2014

Portland Business Journal, “Chefs to convene for high-profile (and, for one meal, $250 a pop) Portland dinners, food programs,” 12/9/2014

Portland Food and, “Restaurants Open Christmas Eve/Day in Portland 2014,” 12/8/2014

OregonLive, “Chefs’ Week 2015: More West Coast chefs and local collaborations to take over Portland in Feb.,” 12/8/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 7,” 12/4/2014

Portland Food and, “Departure’s Duck Dynasty Returns All December Long with Gregory Gourdet’s Pecking Duck,” 12/2/2014

GoLocalPDX, “10 Things ‘Basic’ Girls in Portland Do,” 12/1/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 6,” 11/20/2014

OregonLive, “’Top Chef’ Season 12: Was a Portland chef’s goose cooked in a Thanksgiving challenge?,” 11/20/2014

Portland Mercury, “Douggie Fresh,” 11/19/2014

GoLocalPDX, “Is Portland’s Gourdet Unstoppable on Top Chef Boston?,” 11/18/2014

Eater PDX, “Announcing the 2014 Eater Award Winners for Portland,” 11/17/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 5,” 11/13/2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 4,” 11/6/2014

OregonLive, “Portland restaurant and bar events – Week of 11/5 – 11/11,” 11/5/2014

Portland Monthly, “Eat Beat Weekly Planner,” 11/4/2014

Portland Monthly, “Fancy Toast Takes Over,” 11/4/2014

Portland Monthly, “Portland News to Chew,” 11/3/2014

Madras Pioneer, “Chefs crush it with new video game, TV competition,” Oct. 29, 2014

Wilsonville Spokesman, “Chefs crush it with new video game, TV competition,” Oct. 29, 2014

OregonLive, “Portland restaurant and bar events – Week of 10/19 – 11/4,” Oct. 29, 2014

Portland Tribune, “Chefs crush it with new video game, TV competition,” Oct. 29, 2014

OregonLive, “Portland’s 100 best bars: Bar Tab 2014,” Oct. 28, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Eat Beat Weekly Planner,” Oct. 28, 2014

Eater PDX, “Departure Chef Gregory Gourdet is Now a Video Game Character,” Oct. 28, 2014

Portland Mercury, “The Many Lives of Gregory Gourdet,” Oct. 28, 2014

OregonLive, “15 perfect pumpkin recipes to get you into the Halloween spirit: Foodday Favorites,” Oct. 23, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Eat Beat Weekly Planner,” Oct. 21, 2014

Portland Food and, “4th Annual Vegan Dinner with Chef Gregory Gourdet at Departure,” Oct. 21, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Departure’s Gregory Gourdet Launches Monthly Pop-up Dinners,” Oct. 21, 2014

Portland Monthly, “King of Brussels,” Oct. 20, 2014

Portland Monthly, “7 Days in Portland, Endless Eating Possibilities,” Oct. 20, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Top Chef Recap: Episode 1,” Oct. 16, 2014

Eater PDX, “Top Chef Recap: Portland Chefs School the Chumps,” Oct. 16, 2014

Portland Food and, “Introducing the Compass Dinner Series at Departure,” Oct. 15, 2014

Thrillist Portland, “Portland’s Best Food/Drink Neighborhoods, Ranked,” Oct. 15, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Two Portland Chefs to Compete on Top Chef Tonight,” Oct. 15, 2014

Eater PDX, “A House Divided: Gourdet and Adams Compete on Top Chef Boston, Premiering Tonight,” Oct. 15, 2014

OregonLive, “TV Tonight: Tow Portland chefs on ‘Top Chef’; ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’” Oct. 15, 2014

Willamette Week, “Bustin’ the Glutes: Portland Restaurant Guide 2014,” Oct. 5, 2014

Willamette Week, “Free the Animals: restaurant Guide 2014,” Oct. 15, 2014

OregonLive, “Two Portland chefs talk about competing on all new ‘Top Chef’ Boston season,” Oct. 10, 2014

Portland Food and, “Eat This, Drink That: Urban Farmer Dinner with Hennessy Cognac,” Oct. 9, 2014

Portland Tribune, “Paleo author to prepare brunch,” Oct. 9, 2014

Madras Pioneer, “Paleo author to prepare brunch,” Oct. 9, 2014

OregonLive, “Portland restaurant and bar events – Week of 10/8 – 10/14,” Oct. 8, 2014

Portland Food and, “Nom Nom Paleo Pop Up At Departure,” Oct. 6, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Departure’s Paleo Pop-Up Brunch with Nom Nom Paelo,” Oct. 6, 2014

Life Redefined Magazine – ‘The Finest Comfort Food’ – Fall 2014

The Fabulous Report, “Celebrate World Sake Day With These modern Recipes,” Oct. 1, 2014

Portland Monthly, “Dining Guide,” Oct. 1, 2014

Urban Bliss Life, “Feast 2014 Recap,” Oct. 1, 2014

Eater PDX, “Portland’s Best Chefs Face-Off Over Chili,” Oct. 1, 2014

Salt Water Coffee, “Feast Portland Night Market: The Haute Couture of Street Food,” 9/28/2014

Hummingbird High, “Feast Portland 2014: USA Pears Night Market,” 9/27/2014

Food Republic, “8 Chefs On What It Means To Cook And Eat And Treasure Ethnic Food In America Today,” 9/25/2014

The Latin Kitchen, “Feast Portland: A Cornucopia of Oregon’s Best,” 9/23/2014

NomNerd, “Meaning of Feast: 2014,” 9/23/2014

Seattle Magazine, “Your Feast Portland Survival Guide,” 9/18/2014

Portland Monthly, “Eat Beat Weekly Planner,” 9/9/2014

OregonLive, “Downtown Portland’s 10 best happy hours,” 9/3/2014

Portland Monthly, “Portland Restaurants Give in to Melon Mania,” 9/2/2014

Star-Advertiser/Honolulu Pulse, “SuperCity: Soulful house and a full belly”, 08/13/14, “Departure’s Vegan Desserts: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Dairy!”, 07/24/14

Travel Pulse, “Hotel Trends Summer 2014: Food and Beverage”, 06/19/14

AM New York, “5 honeymoon destinations that are off the beaten path” , 06/18/14

Luxury Travel Magazine, “What’s In & What’s Out: 10 Hotel Trends to Watch This Summer”, 06/12/14

USA Today, “Summer suppers: Great rooftop restaurants and bars”, Summer 2014

Serious Eats, “Ask A Bartender: Cocktails for Summer Entertaining” 06/02/14

Plate Magazine, “Plats du Jour” Summer, 2014 (requires a free signup)

Food Fanatics, “The Reel Deal on Mobile Video for Restaurants” (video features Chef Gregory Gourdet), Summer 2014

Portland Mercury, “Eat Your Vegetables!” 5/21/2014

SIP Northwest, “We Dig: Rooftop Rendezvous’,” 6/3/2014

OregonLive, “Portland restaurant and bar events – Week of 6/4-6/10,” 6/5/2014

Travel + Leisure, “T + L’s Definitive Guide to Portland, Oregon,” 6/17/2014

Modern Mom, “Portland, Oregon: Departure Restaurant & Blue Star Donuts,” 7/8/2014

Portland Food and Drink, “Colorful Summer Cocktails Made-to-Order and on Draft from Departure’s West Deck,” 7/10/2014

Portland Monthly, “Ranking Salt & Straw’s Best (and Worst) Flavors Ever,” 7/11/2014

Portland Monthly, “Portland’s 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes,” 7/17/2014

Eater PDX, “Arbitrary Listage,” 7/17/2014

Portland Mercury, “PDX APPROVED 2014: Drinks & Night Life,” 7/17/2014

Honolulu Pulse, “SuperCity: Soulful house and a full belly,” 08/13/14

Forbes Travel Guide, “Two Perfect Days in Portland,” 08/06/13

Fodor’s,Chef Gregory named as a Portland Chef who is “doing amazing things these days,” 08/05/14, “Portland Oregon Gay Guide and Photo Gallery,” 08/14

Open Table, “Diners’ Choice Top 100 Hot Spots 2014,” 04/19/14

Travel and Leisure, “America’s Best Places to Eat Like a Local,” 03/20/14

USA Today, “Portland, Ore. Weekend Trips for Romance,” 03/11/14

First We Feast, “10 Dishes That Made My Career: Gregory Gourdet,” 02/10/14

Men’s Journal, “A Sake Cocktail from Portland’s Departure,” 01/17/14

Thrillist, “7 Best Late Night Eats in Portland,” 12/11/13

Food Fanatics, “Meatball Restaurant,” 11/14/13

Serious Eats, “Ask a Bartender,” 11/13/13

Sizzle Magazine, “Gluten-Free Succeeds,” 11/03/13

Sizzle Magazine, “Foraged Flavor,” 11/03/13

Eater PDX, “Eaterwire,” 10/29/13

Cheers Magazine, “What I’m Drinking Now,” 10/24/13

Virgin America, “Cheat Sheet | Portland,” 10/03/13

Portland Monthly, “Eat Beat,” 10/01/13

Huffington Post, “15 Sak-Tails,” 10/01/13

Portland Food and Drink, “Best First-Date Restaurants,” 09/12/13

Eater PDX, “Chef in the Kitchen,” 09/06/13

Examiner, “9 Notable Hotel Rooftop Bars,” 09/02/13

Nation’s Restaurant News, “Nut Milk Goes Mainstream,” 07/02/13

A Luxury Travel Blog, “10 Amazing US Hotel Rooftops,” 06/29/13

Huffington Post, “Seventeen Tequila Sunrises,” 06/28/13

Thrillist PDX, “The Patio Power Rank,” 06/21/13 Luxury Travel, “Hotel Hotspots are the Place to Be,” 04/02/13

USA Today, “OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots,” 03/27/13

Portland Monthly, “The Voracious Appetites of Chef Gregory Gourdet,” 03/22/13

Austin Statesman, Indie Chefs Week Brings Under the Radar Chefs to Austin– 12/18/12, Portland’s Top 10 Vegan Dishes: The complete list – 10/30/12 

Restaurant News, Chef  Gregory Crowned King of American Seafood at Annual Cook Off – 08/16/12 

The Oregonian, Chef Gregory and Portland Chef’s tout Oregon’s Bounty in NYC for FEAST- 05/22/12

Huffington Post: Travel, America’s Best Rooftop Bars (PHOTOS) –  4/21/12

The Oregonian, Small Bites: 3 Questions with Gregory Gourdet, kitchen shares, flavoring beans –  4/9/12

Eater PDX, Announcing Portland’s Hottest Chef 2012: Greg Gourdet – 2/17/12

Sunset Magazine – Favorite Outdoor Bar – 06/01/2010 Rachel Levin

Travel + Leisure Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars – 04/28/2009 Elizabeth Woodson


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