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Gregory Gourdet to Helm New Departure Outpost in Denver

One of Portland's favorite chefs will soon be heading to the Mile High City -- temporarily we hope.

There's no stopping Gregory Gourdet.

He's killing it on the current season of Top Chef Boston, he's been animated into a video game, and he's one of Portland's favorite (and hottest) chefs. And now, he'll help bring a second location of Departure restaurant to the Mile High City.

Eater Denver reports that a new, $60 million, seven-story, luxury hotel in Denver will be home to a new offshoot of the Pan-Asian restaurant. Gourdet will lead the kitchen and serve as the opening chef. Does that mean he's leaving us? Rumor has it, it's only temporary. He'll serve as executive chef of both kitchens, but he'll still be based in Portland. Eater has reached out to Gourdet for details. More info as it become available.