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Here are PDX's James Beard Award 2013 Semifinalists

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This morning, the James Beard Foundation dropped its list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards (warning: pdf). This is sort of the "long" list from which the official lineup of nominees will be culled — finalists will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 (and livestreamed on Eater National), and the 2013 winners will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6. Here are the locals still in the running:

Best New Restaurant: Ox
Outstanding Bar Program: Clyde Common
Outstanding Chef: Vitaly Paley, Paley's Place
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Ken Forkish, Ken's Artisan Bakery
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Justin Woodward, Castagna
Outstanding Beer, Wine, or Spirits Professional: Stephen McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery

And those among the 20 regional contenders for Best Chef Northwest:
Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox
John Gorham, Toro Bravo
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast
Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon
Adam Sappington, The Country Cat
Cathy Whims, Nostrana
Justin Wills, Restaurant Beck, Depoe Bay, OR

For the full list of semifinalists, head over to Eater National.
· 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists [Official site]
· All Previous James Beard Award Coverage [Eater PDX]