Exploding Oregon Blueberries Blast the Taste Buds. Chef Vitaly Paley: Paley's Place - Portland, OR World-renowned Portland, Oregon, chef Vitaly Paley is a James Beard Foundation Award winner whose menu is inspired by the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. In search of the perfect berry, he lands in a blueberry patch where frolicking farm kids explain how to pick the prized fruit. With kids in tow, Chef Paley heads back to the kitchen to create dishes starring the blueberry. Recipes: Summer Blueberry Salad with Cascade Greens & Flowers; Blueberry Muffins a la Kuchen.