James Beard Foundation announces Portland semifinalists (analysis)

February 18, 2015 6:40 PM

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The James Beard Foundation named the semifinalists for its 2015 awards show Wednesday morning, with more Oregon chefs and restaurants represented than ever before.

Andy Ricker of Portland's Pok Pok snagged a semifinalist slot for Outstanding Chef, a category that also includes celebrity chefs Sean Brock of Nashville's Husk, Gabrielle Hamilton of New York's Prune and Michael Solomonov of Philadelphia's Zahav.

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