Maya Lovelace

Chef
Maya Lovelace

Portland

About Maya Lovelace

Born and raised in the South, Maya Lovelace is spreading the gospel of seasonal southern cuisine at Mae in Portland, OR.

My Venues

  • Mae
    5027 NE 42nd Ave
    Portland, OR

Accolades

  • Rising Star Chef of the Year Nominee
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

🌰 Dotorimuk muchim - marinated
"🌰 Dotorimuk muchim - marinated acorn jelly with @4illus little gems and fresh onion, cucumber, scallion, snap peas, put-gochu (mild Korean green peppers), homegrown perilla leaves, garlic chives and lots of toasted sesame. Making yourself lunch counts as self-care, I think. This week has been crazy, so I'm doing my best to nourish myself emotionally, mentally and physically. . . . . . . #dotorimuk #dotorimukmuchim #koreanish #koreanfood #eatyourveggies #plantbased #selfcare #도토리묡무침"
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One of my favorite dishes
"One of my favorite dishes we've ever done here, and one I'm sad to see leave the menu - @ansonmills Jimmy Red Corn grits, butter braised ramps and spring onion with @minus8vinegar icewine verjus, roasted morels drenched in a chicken jus with sherry and green garlic, and @blacksheepcreamco fresh sheep's milk cheese. Goodbye, spring... πŸŒ±πŸ’”πŸŒ±πŸ’”πŸŒ± . . . . . . #jimmyredcorn #heirloom #morels #ramps #grits #gritsandgravy #springeats #maepdx #pdxeats #eater #eaterpdx #ansonmills #chefsfeed #munchies #food52 #tastingtable #bonappetitmag #foodandwine #jbfa #foodwinewomen #ladychef"
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Still singing in my head
"Still singing in my head 🌸🐚🌸 Thanks to @blainewetzel and the crew at @willowsinn for welcoming us into your home on the first night of the season. Truly a beautiful place and a beautiful experience, a gorgeous expression of terroir and spirit. We wanted to make sure we got back before the restaurants open, and I'm so happy we could make it happen. Missing Lummi already πŸ’— . . . . . . #lummiisland #willowsinn #terroir #merroir #singingpinkscallops #blackradish #pacificnorthwest #cascadia #washingtonstate #tastingmenu #eater #tastingtable #starchefs #jbfa #foodandwine #bonappetitmag"
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In bed, trying to sleep,
"In bed, trying to sleep, dreaming of mandu & soondubu jigae. Hard to believe it's been almost a year since our trip to Korea. Wish I'd bought the other set of round-trip tickets I tried to buy before we even came home. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‡°πŸ‡· . . . . . . #koreanfood #mandu #soondubu #soondubujigae #morebanchanplease #barleytea #pdxeats #eaterpdx #eater #beavertonoregon #eatingintheburbs #tastespotting #tastingtable #feedfeed #eeeeeats #eatingfortheinsta #buzzfeast #munchies #bonappetitmag #foodandwine #koreatown"
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At My Venues