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James Beard Public Market Parties With IACP VIPs

The legacy of Portland's most notable culinary native son, James Beard, was toasted on more than one occasion at the just-completed IACP confab. But it was away from the conference, at a super-exclusive Friday night soiree, where Beard's name was bandied about the most in the hopes of helping to provide a bit more national exposure for the long-debated local public market that will bear his name: The James Beard Public Market. A select group of power players (including Portland developer "Pete" Mark and local politico Ron Paul) have their eye on building the market at the West end of the Morrison Bridge and saw IACP as the perfect way to capitalize on that idea. Joining local supporters at the Hotel Fifty within mere feet of the proposed site was author and editor Judith Jones (right), a close friend of Beard, who shared memories of "Jim" talking about his love of food and life in Portland while posing for photos (right) holding the book of another good friend she helped along the way, Julia Child.
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