About Jason French

Jason French is the head chef and owner at Ned Ludd, an American Craft Kitchen and Elder Hall, a Gathering Space in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by classic traditions of farm driven craft cookery, French’s menus perfectly embody his culinary philosophy of seasonally delicious fare. French and his team believe that great food ultimately requires more passion for and attention to the harmony created when one genuinely considers its provenance, preparation and presentation.


  • 100 Favorite Restaurants
    Willamette Week
  • Cutting-Edge Cuisine
    Travel + Leisure magazine
  • Chef Liaison
    Portland Culinary Alliance
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Portland

My Venues

  • Ned Ludd
    3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd
    Portland, OR

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

""blonde redhead" Beefeater gin, Lazzaroni amaretto, Aperol, blood orange cordial, lemon, salted almonds..... now on the cocktail menu!!!"
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"Carrots, Cashew Cheese, Sunflower Seed & Sage Dukkha....Delicious Wood Fired Winter Staples #americancraftkitchen"
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"Spiced Flatbread with Squash Hummus, the best start to any meal @nedluddpdx. Look for our newsletter this Monday. Sign up on our website! All the information!"
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At My Venues