Joey and I met when working together in New York City in 2008. He was sweating in the kitchen and I was earning my chops as a server.  We both spent the subsequent years learning as much as we could about our crafts. After hearing the siren song of the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, we moved to Portland, OR in 2013 to set down our roots. We live in NE Portland with our dog and our amazing newborn daughter, Bea.



Parallel is all about great food and coming together. Our main focus is doing multi-course pop-ups with pairings at our friend's restaurants, such as at NWIPA in Foster-Powell. However, we also cater events and particularly enjoy working with wineries.