About Us

Laurelhurst Market is brought to you by chef-owners David Kreifels, Jason Owens, and Benjamin Dyer of Your Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Other YNRG restaurants include Simpatica Dining Hall and Catering, Ate-Oh-Ate Hawaiian Restaurant, and Reverend's BBQ. The kitchen at Laurelhurst Market is led by Chef Benjamin Bettinger and Sous Chef Jon Anderson, who craft bold flavors that allow high-quality ingredients to shine center stage.

Chef Benjamin Bettinger

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Vermont native Ben Bettinger moved to Portland in 2001 to attend Culinary School. His dedication and leadership in school resulted in a coveted internship with Vitaly Paley. Ben’s commitment and hard work earned him a promotion to sous chef and then chef de cuisine at Paley's Place, where the restaurant thrived under his leadership. He accepted the position of executive chef at Beaker and Flask, which opened in 2009 to critical acclaim. He served as sous chef in a victory on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 2011. In 2012 he collaborated with Paley again, this time opening Imperial Restaurant, where Ben served as executive chef. After two years developing systems for both Imperial and Portland Penny Diner, Ben accepted a position at Laurelhurst Market as executive chef. In 2017 Ben opened Big's Chicken with YNRG, while remaining at the helm of LHM.