The semifinalists for this year's James Beard Awards have been announced, and the list of Portlanders eligible for the nation's most prestigious food awards looks...exactly the same as last year's. Check it out:

Best Chef, Northwest (repeats in italics)

2010:
John Gorham
Jenn Louis
Andy Ricker
Gabriel Rucker
Cathy Whims
2011:
John Gorham
Jenn Louis
Andy Ricker
Gabriel Rucker
Cathy Whims
Outstanding Restaurant
2010:
2011:
Rising Star Chef of the Year
2010:
2011:
Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional
2010:
2011:
Ken Forkish
outstanding pastry chef