Kourtney Paranteau

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Portland, Oregon
University Of Oregon, Portland State University, Ohio University
Ranking Snack Food, Korean Cuisine Wine Pairing, Hot Pot
  • Kourtney is currently chipping away at her Portland-centric cookbook/memoir/burn book (release date TBA).
  • She currently works the floor at the growing Han Oak Hospitality group in Portland, Oregon as the Korean-owned empire's wine director.
  • She makes sure to eat dinner with her best friend every week.


Kourtney grew up in the damp suburbs of Portland, Oregon where she perfected a Ghost World-like affectation into her early 20s when she realized she was a goofball at heart and no longer stored the energy to subdue it. Since then she's been bouncing around every angle of the service scene including stints as a fry cook, barista, waitress, and now wine director. Find her three days a week working the Han Oak floor, and the other four haunting local wine bars, steak houses, and private karaoke rooms until she's politely asked to go home.
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