Maya Lovelace

Chef, Owner
Maya Lovelace


About Maya Lovelace

Maya Lovelace is bringing Southern flavors and soulful storytelling to Portland, OR. After tours in the legendary kitchens of Sean Brock and Naomi Pomeroy, she followed her heart back to the flavors of her North Carolina home, schooling Portland with generous 10-course Southern Appalachian feasts at Mae. After three years as an award winning pop-up (Eater Young Gun 2016, Eater PDX Chef of the Year 2016, JBFA Rising Star semifinalist 2017 and 2018, Zagat National 30 under 30 2017, StarChefs rising star 2018) Maya is finally opening a brick and mortar location with Yonder, a Southern meat & three with Portland charm, coming this year to Northeast Portland.


  • Rising Star Chef of the Year Nominee
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Fried chicken + fixins'
$, Full Bar, Fried Chicken, Southern / Soul, Cully
"Finally made it out @yonderpdx and it’s everything I knew it would be, the dipped chicken and lima beans are what i have been missing in my life. Well done @mayalovelace & @zach_lefler"
Legit fried chicken in Portland, OR.
$, Reservations, Southern / Soul, Concordia
"We just released seats for THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY - meat & three dinners at 6pm and 8:30pm! Tickets at the link in my bio - if you're no good at making plans in advance, this is YOUR MOMENT! . . . . . . #maepdx #friedchicken #southernfood #pdxeats #appalachia #eaterpdx #eater #travelportland #macandcheese #cornbread #countryham #bananapudding #pdxnow #bestfoodportland #pdxpopup #eeeeeats #chefsfeed #foodandwine #bonappetitmag"
At my venues