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Beast

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5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (Killingsworth)
NE Portland br>Just off the corner of NE 30th Ave & Killingsworth St.
(503) 841-6968
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food!

My daughter and I had a girls' weekend in Oregon for Mother's Day. We ate ate Beast on Saturday night. The food was very excellent. I couldn't do the wine pairing because I was on antibiotics. It's a shame that there was no interaction at all among the four parties at our table. At other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Almagetty
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Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My daughter and I had a girls' weekend in Oregon for Mother's Day. We ate ate Beast on Saturday night. The food was very excellent. I couldn't do the wine pairing because I was on antibiotics. It's a shame that there was no interaction at all among the four parties at our table. At other communal dining experiences, we have... More 

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you don't like fine dining, creative cuisine, flavorful bites - this place is NOT for you. This is not the place for finicky eaters, vegetarians, or gluten free diners. The fixed-price, service-compris menu changes weekly but you are set with the meal as is. Chef Naomi Pomeroy creates an eclectic delight of flavors and textures, as beautiful to see... More 

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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Having seen Naomi on Top Chef Masters a number of years ago, I vowed if I ever got to Portland, Oregon, I'd dine there. It was worth the cross-country trip. Stunning food, fantastic wine pairing, and utterly perfect service. In town for work, I set up a reservation three months in advance and brought my colleagues. While I am aware... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Portland fish restaurant, Roe, holds it own in any company. Beast is clearly a provincial creature and couldn't stay open in a major market. Tourists would better steer clear, save their cab fare, and eat at Jake's Famous Crawfish which has both food & tradition in its favor.

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Manila, Philippines
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

In 2014, Chef Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST fame was awarded as Best Chef - Pacific Northwest for the James Beard Awards and then all of a sudden, her name and BEAST just kept turning up in the links that I would read up on for our 2014 PDX trip. She was in Travel Oregon, Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia mentioned her... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

To really enjoy Beast, consider examining your expectations of Fine Dining. Beast does not have many of the trappings of F.D. - no hushed conversation, no hovering wait-staff, no fine linens, but IMHO, Beast offers some of the best Fine Dining in Portland. The prix fixe menu and menu are creatively composed, expertly prepared in a setting that is stimulating... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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115 reviews 115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

An evening at Beast is a treat. Six courses on our visit - soup, charcuterie, mains, salad, cheese course and desert. You can order wine or beer from their list, but I recommend going with the wine pairings. They are quite unusual for a Portland area fine dining establishments - very few Oregon wines on their list. So I went... More 

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Tokyo
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked brunch at Beast on a Sunday. We entered just before the 12 noon seating (there are only 2 seatings) and had to wait for both the large communal tables to be reset and readied for our session. It felt pretentious and uncomfortable at first, but as the meal progressed it felt more like going to a rich aunt's... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Dining at Beast should not be taken lightly. It's a chef-driven establishment where, if you commit to come, you are eating what is put in front of you, prepared their way, paired with their wine selections, in proportions deemed fit. Prix fixe, service compris. Like taking a cruise, go along or don't get on the boat. It is no surprise,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First time to Beast and found the food and wine pairings to be very good but for $150 per person plus tip it was really not worth it! The food was excellently prepared and presented and I understand it is a tasting menu concept - multiple small plates with a larger entree - but I think the portions could afford... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
    (Killingsworth)
  • Public Transportation: NE Portland br>Just off the corner of NE 30th Ave & Killingsworth St.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 841-6968

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 45
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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