An obituary for James Ledue, a pioneering Portland restauranteur, appeared in today’s paper (via Meredith Goad).
Mr. Ledue, who helped start Portland’s restaurant renaissance with businesses such as The Good Egg, Alberta’s Cafe and Bella Bella, died Oct. 23 after a lengthy illness. He was 57 years old.
Mr. Ledue had a limitless range of interests, from surfing to acting to wine and poetry.
“He crowded in an awful lot,” said his father, Herbert Ledue of Portland. “If he wasn’t at the restaurant, he’d be out surfing or kayaking.
2 comments on “James Ledue”
I am shocked and saddened to read this news. Jim was a remarkable man.
I knew Jim for quite a few years. Having worked for him at Alberta’s- and having him fire me at least twice-he taught me many lessons in life-doing what you love and having the guts to follow your dreams.
I’ll miss him very much.. Always was fun “bumping into him” when in Portland.