Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Wed-Sat Seatings at 6pm or 8:45pm; Sun Seatings at 10am or noon
“A gourmet who counts calories is like a trollop who looks at her watch.” Such are the food-related adages on the black walls of Beast. The tiny restaurant has two seatings a night, with a set menu only, so it almost feels as though you’re at a dinner party in someone’s home. But you could do worse than put your choice in the hands of the team here. The center of the restaurant is the open kitchen where Chef Naomi Pomeroy (yes, she’s that hot chef from Top Chef Masters) runs a predominantly female team, all equally coiffed and lipsticked. Dishes like Pork Belly with Rhubarb Compote are as warm, comforting and seductive as Pomeroy.