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UO grad Ryan Murff finds success in the Bay Area restaurant business with Cafe Eugene

ALBANY, Calif. — Clam chowder is often grouped with New England-area food staples. But to Ryan Murff, owner and bar manager of Cafe Eugene in Albany, California, a warm bowl of chowder encapsulates Pacific Northwest cuisine. “Clam Chowder was such a large part of my childhood,” Murff said. Growing up in …