03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Fab Food Added To Long List Of What Makes Portland Cool

THEY come but they don't go.

In the way New York drew artists in the '50s, this city at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers seems to exert a magnetic lure on talented chefs who come from almost anywhere else and decide to stay right here. About the hardest thing to find in Portland these days is a homegrown chef.

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