Understanding that the best way to get truly baller service industry employment in a serious food town is by word of mouth, Poached is a just-launched site built by the restaurateur behind Broder and the Aalto Lounge, and acting as a friend of a friend who not only has an in-depth PDX resto-scene blog, but knows the hottest help-needin' spots that'll make you fat on tips, but not just the tips...because you also get a $2.63 paycheck! If you can stand the heat and refuse to get out of the kitchen, check out their:
Jobs Section: Removing the Craigslist guesswork that can lead to
unsolicited wang photos no-account kitchens, Poached draws positions from for-real eateries, including current work like slinging cocktails at Laurelhurst Market, pulling shots and gawking at overcaffeinated women at Stumptown, creating hand-meals at beloved Petisco, or even desk-jockeying at Grand Central Bakery, which lists benefits like a 401K, medical/dental, and "the BEST bread", so look forward to only being paid in Sacajawea dollars.
Blog: If you're happily ensconced in a kitchen already, or just want the inside drop on the scene, Poached's blog includes interviews with chefs like John Gorham of Toro Bravo, and editorials like a recent look at the relationship between Portland's food cart owners and brick-and-mortar types, entitled "Two Curly Fries, One Foie Gras Sandwich, and a Shot of Maker's To Go", which is a lot of words -- and food -- for anyone's mouth.