The pandemic hit Oregon’s food scene hard. Can 'Top Chef' help revive it?

Estimates from the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association put restaurant closures in the state between 400-800.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bravo’s popular show “Top Chef” is putting Portland in the spotlight starting Thursday, April 1. 

The show filmed during a very tumultuous time for the state. Obviously, it’s hard enough filming a TV show during a pandemic. But when film crews arrived last fall, Portland was seeing nightly protests and wildfires were burning across the area.

Variety’s Kate Arthur wrote about the effort to film the show during those unprecedented times.

“They were able to avoid the downtown area where the protests were

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