Immediate Past Board President
David Machado has carved out an enviable track record across a restaurant career that now spans over three decades. From humble jobs in San Francisco kitchens in the 1980’s, to the present as chef/owner of three highly regarded Portland restaurants, Altabira City Tavern, Citizen Baker and Nel Centro. Machado has traveled a unique path. In 2009, David was named Oregon Restaurateur of the Year by the Oregon Restaurant Association. Machado has been a tireless volunteer, board member and fundraiser lending his skills, resources and leadership to the community. He has been actively involved with the Portland Farmer’s Market, Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Food Bank, The Lan Su Chinese Garden,The Classic Wines Auction, New Avenues for Youth, Our House, and the Educational Foundation for School and Careers of the Oregon Restaurant Association. Machado has been a past board member of the Portland Farmers Market, International Pinot Noir Celebration and Share Our Strength. In addition to serving on the PDX Jazz board, he is currently board President of Third Angle New Music Ensemble. David is an amateur guitar player and has been devoted to the art form since he was a teenager in New England.