Gregory Gourdet

Gregory Gourdet


About Gregory Gourdet

Gregory Gourdet is the culinary mastermind behind Departure restaurants in Portland, OR and Denver, CO, where he pairs local bounty with the bold flavors and traditions of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea to create modern Asian fare. A Queens native who honed his culinary skills within celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant dynasty, the foundation of his cooking is based on technique-driven preparations layered with flavor complexity.

My Venues

  • Departure
    525 SW Morrison St
    15th floor
    Portland, OR


  • Finalist
    Top Chef
  • Nominee for The People's Best Chef
    Food & Wine/CNN Eatocracy
  • Contestant
    Extreme Chef
  • Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars
    Travel + Leisure magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Portland
  • Best Chef: Northwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Foie gras “GG”
Foie gras “GG”
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Lounge, Cocktail, Roof Deck, Southwest Portland
"Peking duck glazed foie gras, seven spice roasted duck. Cucumber XO SALAD. Kumquat and a honey mirin peanut butter!!! This year a lot of us we and ate the Peking duck dinner @gg30000 and damn it was good. Greg and I have been running a lot this year and he was nice enough to share his secret recipe with me for some inspiration. This is what I love about the portland restaurant scene. We share, we inspire and we lift each other up"
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The Departure Duck
The Departure Duck
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Lounge, Cocktail, Roof Deck, Southwest Portland
"8 years ago I was tasked with creating a large, celebratory dish for @nicky.usa very closely to stay up on product timeline. Family and friends have made this an annual tradition. People have started eating the whole thing by themselves at the bar. 😳This is just as big of a tradition for you as it is for us. 24 hour pre-order required. Hope you can join us in December. If I can’t say hi it’s cause I’m carving ducks all night. 😅 . . . #pickupduck 🦆✨"
At my venues
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