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Big-Name Chefs Arrive in Portland This Week for a New Women-Centric Food Festival


Portland is now home to a food festival completely centered around women.

October 5 marks the beginning of Roux, a two-day food festival comprised of panels, workshops, and meals celebrating influential women in the food industry — chefs, sommeliers, designers, writers, and even a dishware ceramicist. Influential chefs and recipe designers like Cherry Bombe’s Kia Damon and Eater Young Gun Ashleigh Shanti will cook alongside chefs like Black Feast’s Salimatu Amabebe and Yonder’s Maya Lovelace, while other food media personalities like Healthyish’s Amanda Shapiro and Vice’s Rupa Bhattacharya moderate panels of food bloggers and restaurant marketing experts. 

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