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Naomi Pomeroy and Foodportunity's Keren Brown at The Heathman Hotel

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THE DISH: Fresh from her Sunday night soiree for her big Iron Chef America appearance, Beast's Naomi Pomeroy almost missed the very first Foodportunity Portland at The Heathman Hotel on Monday night—but she did make it about an hour into the event with Beast sous chef Mika Paredes and her child in tow.

Lots of other hot chefs showed up too—including Nostrana's Cathy Whims, MetroVino's Greg Denton, Gilt Club's Chris Carriker, Castagna's Matt Lightner, clarklewis's Dolan Lane just to name a few—as well as food p.r. folks, bloggers, tweeters, and pretty much anyone else who follows the Portland food scene.

Food authors were there too, including Diane Morgan pitching two new books, Liz Crain promoting her Food Lover's Guide to Portland and a friend of Kim O'Donnel's who was promoting The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook—which comes out today. It was also the first big food-event appearance of Roger Porter since taking on his new post with Food Dude. japanese girl names list .

At the end of the night I had the wonderful opportunity of emceeing the "speed networking" section of the evening. I called the speedy event a "gorgy"—a mix of the words "gorging" and "orgy"—And. Oh. My. God. What a blast.

Congrats to Foodportunity's Keren Brown for a killer networking event. And the after-party in The Heathman's bar was pretty cool too.

Last Updated (Thursday, 30 June 2016 02:36)

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