Jason French

Chef
Jason French

Portland

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.

Accolades

  • 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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Oven "griddled" apple muffin
$$, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, New American, King
"This is the only sweet thing I will ever crave before noon, and it's only served at Sunday brunch. It arrives to the table straight out of the wood-burning oven, hot and moist with crisp, lacy edges. Chef Jason French effectively gilds this winter lily with sea-salted butter and apple butter on the side. Editor's note: the flavor changes periodically."
Charcuterie
$$, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, New American, King
"Jason French puts so much thought and care into each item on his charcuterie board, from his warmed rillettes to his pickles. Everything is scrumptious and impeccably sourced."
Braised celery kaltbits
$$, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, New American, King
"The celery shines (as do any of the vegetables) at this little gem in NE Portland. It is braised in a flavorful stock until it’s tender, bringing out the sweetness of this often overlooked vegetable. It's deliciously simple."