While celebrating her birthday at Higgins this year, Becca Nguyen ordered duck three ways — a duck breast, a thigh, and a sausage. After dinner, she tried reliving the dish by drawing it. “It was super rudimentary,” she says. “[But] I was like, ‘This is a start. This is how you get better.’”
Nguyen, a Portland-area health care worker, has always loved food. Growing up in Riverside, California, she and her family would drive into Los Angeles or San Diego, trying new restaurants and pop-ups. When she moved up to Portland, that passion for food only grew, as she would hit up food carts and restaurants around the area.
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