Here are the Oregon finalists for the 2023 James Beard Awards

Three Oregon chefs were finalists in the James Beard Awards. Learn more about them here.

Sabinna Pierre, KGW8

Among the finalists is Portland’s newest restaurant Kann, Southern Oregon chef Joshua Dorcak and The Burgerville Workers Union.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its 2023 James Beard Awards in various categories on Wednesday. With many finalists brewing all across the country, several Oregon restaurants and chefs made the list.

The foundation will be announcing the winners at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in June.

Three chefs from Oregon were finalists in the “Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific” category. Two of the chefs are Portland-based while another chef is based in Ashland, Oregon.

Chef Joshua Dorcak is the head chef and co-owner NAMA and know for his restaurant of MÄS, known for its “tasting menu” and focuses on Cascadian cuisine. The chef has gone from a pop-up restaurant in the basement of an Ashland bakery to a nationally recognized chef. Dorcak is the only chef from Southern Oregon to be a finalist.


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