Michelle Bergey travels for food. And she always seeks the help of in-the-know locals. “Food tours are the best way to travel,” she says. “Honestly, every time I travel, I do a food tour.” So it’s natural that she co-owns a food tour business called Lost Plate with her brother and sister-in-law. Brian Bergey and Ruixi Hu run the tours in China, where they live, and in Cambodia. Michelle leads the Portland tours.

Many people ask Bergey why visitors need a guide to check out restaurants. She tells them a tour goes beyond the food itself. “You’re also getting information

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