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Cooks for a cause: (front row, left ): Paul Bachand (Recipe), Greg Denton (Ox), Vitaly Paley (Paley’s Place, Imperial), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast, Expatriate), Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton (Ox), (back row, left): Kyle Linden Webster (Expatriate), Patrick McKee, (Paley’s Place), David Crabtree-Logan (Beast), Lucian Prellwitz (Ned Ludd)
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To raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, a bustle of Oregon diners and celebrated chefs animated Beast’s communal tables in Northeast Portland.
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The evening’s menu
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Ned Ludd’s Jason French and Lucian Prellwitz cooked up a salad of delicata squash, celeriac custard, fermented beet cubes, and clusters of hemp seeds.
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Ox’s Gabrielle and Greg Denton help plate Ned Ludd’s squash salad.
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Ox’s Greg Denton, left, shares a moment with Ned Ludd’s Jason French
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Jason French, left, and Portland’s lone Iron Chef, Vitaly Paley
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Expatriate’s bar obsessive Kyle Linden Webster and chef Vitaly Paley
Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy—chef, organizer, and benefit brainstormer
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Beast owner Naomi Pomeroy—chef, organizer, and brainstormer
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Lamb, spicy apricots, duck egg spaetzle, green olives and oak-smoked Feta, courtesy of Paul Bachand of Recipe, an intimate farm-to-table restaurant in Newberg.
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Donated Willamette Valley wines—including bottles auctioned at the table—helped raise $12,000 for Mercy Corp.
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iPhoto op: Chefs Vitaly Paley, right, and Greg Denton
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Naomi Pomeroy’s Chocolate Ginger Truffle Torte arrived with white chocolate ice cream, poached pears and caramel.
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Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy—chef, organizer, and benefit brainstormer
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