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Doug Adams OUT at Imperial

The beloved Top Chef finalist is moving on

Doug Adams
Doug Adams

Yesterday was celebrity chef Doug Adams's last night at Imperial, and laments are flooding social media in what some are already describing as an "end of an era." On his Instagram, Adams wrote the parting message below, thanking his mentor, the renowned Vitaly Paley, the powerhouse behind Paley's Place, Imperial, Portland Penny Diner, and the forthcoming Headwaters, for training him over the past seven years:

Adams quickly became one of Portland's most celebrated chefs after coming in third in BravoTV's Top Chef season 12. Adams has not released his next moves, whether staying here in Portland or heading farther afield. Adams did share the last dish he cooked at Imperial though: Guajillo-Braised Pork, with barbecue pork cheek chips, avocado, peppers, basil, Viridian Farm peaches, and Groundwork Organic tomatoes.


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