I have had the great pleasure of photographing some incredibly talented chefs in Portland over the years. This year, three of my subjects are up for James Beard Best Chef Northwest Awards. Naomi Pomeroy of Beast Restaurant and Andy Ricker, of Pok Pok, The Whiskey Soda Lounge and Ping are both up for the first time. Also, Gabrial Rucker of Le Pigeon is up for a national James Beard nomination for Rising Star Chef of the Year. I wish all of these talented food professionals the best. Bonne chance!!!