Fodor's Expert Review Beast

$$$$ Northeast Portland Pacific Northwest

This meat-centric exemplar of Portland's cutting-edge culinary scene occupies a nondescript red building with subtle signage. Chef-owner Naomi Pomeroy, who also operates the trendy Expatriate bar across the street, has appeared on TV's Top Chef Masters and garnered countless accolades. Inside her surprisingly casual restaurant, the seating is communal, at two large tables that seat 8 and 16. The six-course prix-fixe dinner (and four-course brunch on Sunday) changes weekly, depending on the meat at the market—substitutions are declined, so vegetarians won't find Beast a good fit. Most dishes are prepared right before your eyes in the open kitchen: there might be kampachi crudo with burnt-carrot vinaigrette, Muscovy duck leg confit with port-glazed figs, foie-gras bon bons, or steak tartare with quail-egg toast. There are two seatings most nights, at 6 and 8:45, and one seating on Sunday at 7.

Pacific Northwest American Trendy Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Trendy

Quick Facts

5425 N.E. 30th Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97211, USA

503-841–6968

www.beastpdx.com

Known For:
  • Communal seating overlooking open kitchen
  • Some of the most creative meat-centric food in the city
  • Sublime Sunday brunch
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Reservations essential

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