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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Amazing - but very Expensive!

Beast is one of those restaurants you hear about and see on tv - where the chef puts together highly complex dishes that are delicious and beautiful to look at. It is an experience that anyone who is in portland should do - but be prepared to pay as I would not use the word affordable in any way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
jamroco2000
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beast is one of those restaurants you hear about and see on tv - where the chef puts together highly complex dishes that are delicious and beautiful to look at. It is an experience that anyone who is in portland should do - but be prepared to pay as I would not use the word affordable in any way shape... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food, the wine and the atmosphere were amazing. Clearly they are lovers of food and serve only the freshest and local tasty items.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tried beast based on trip advisor reviews. It's outside of downtown but an easy Uber ride and a nice, trendy little street. The place is intimate and communal seating --- think two huge tables like thanksgiving. Service is individual however and you are not cramped. The service was great. The menu is set so everyone gets the same thing. We... More 

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Leawood, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had brunch at Beast on a long weekend in Portland. The food was not only delicious, but beautiful. I took a photo of every dish! We loved watching the cooks and servers in what could only be described as a well rehearsed dance as they plated and served our fantastic brunch. So fun!

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bmcsue
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited Beast during a 4 day stay in Portland. I agree with many other reviewers that this experience is not for everyone. Slightly pretentious and may I repeat the words of another diner..."glorified catering". I am giving it 4 stars because the food was excellent but it was the same meal for every diner in the place and does... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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Additional Information about Beast

Address: 5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: (503) 841-6968
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 45
Cuisine: Fusion

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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