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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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Monday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Epic meal at Naomi's place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
SadieLT
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Boston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
170 helpful votes 170 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beast is a total labor of love and a prime example of current Portland-style upscale dining: casual setting, dress and vibe with sophisticated presentations. Extreme but unobtrusive attention to detail, satisfaction and dining comfort is only the starting place. Located in a small, open-decor storefront in an increasingly trendy Northeast neighborhood, it offers an imaginative sequence of small tasting courses... More 

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Portland, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have to thank my daughter for introducing me to Beast. I received a gift certificate for two for a brunch at Beast. It took me awhile to get there, but 9 months later a friend and I finally made it. I was surprised to see communal tables, but it certainly made dinner conversation more interesting. The meal came in... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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