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Why is Portland, Oregon, emerged as the vanguard of American food and beverage culture?

Why is Portland, Oregon, emerged as the vanguard of American food and beverage culture?

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For our one-year anniversary episode, we gathered three of the nation’s top dining thinkers to discuss some hard-hitting issues. 

First, we examine the words we use to describe age-old culinary traditions. What is implied when a food journalist describes a cuisine as “ethnic” or a “trend”? 

Next, we turn our focus to Portland, Oregon. Why has this Northwest city emerged as the vanguard of American food and beverage culture?

And for our final course, we discuss the obstacles faced by women building careers in the restaurant industry. Is food and beverage culture particularly hostile to women, and why?

Meet our panelists: Khushbu Shah is senior food editor at Thrillist; Hillary Dixler Canavan is senior editor at Eater; Andrew Knowlton is deputy editor at Bon Appétit magazine. Our host is Katherine Cole.

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