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Beast

5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 841-6968
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Ranked #121 of 3,554 Restaurants in Portland
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Price range: $23 - $45
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Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Killingsworth
Transit: NE Portland br>Just off the corner of NE 30th Ave & Killingsworth St.
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English first
New York City, New York, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to Beast for brunch, they have two time slots: 10am or 12pm. Great experience, lovely host and good company. The food is delicious though portion wise in a smaller size. Overall, great ambiance and "intimate"

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

So many amazing little bites of food! One of the five courses was the charcuterie plate (appetizers) and included seven unique two-bite items with a tiny salad to clear your palate between tastes. As other have said, there is some communal dining and the plate preparation and dish washing was done in the same room. Amazing to see the care... More

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NYC
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293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was dying to come here for brunch but I could never time it with any friends so I decided to come for brunch solo. What an amazing decision. You sit with other diners at communal tables and are served some of the best french pressed coffee to start - strong and hot! I believe that the menu changes frequently... More

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Davis, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm going to start with the con, because I only have one then the rest is amazing. I knew the seating was going to be communal but I thought maybe they would have a couple tables for two. It was all communal, which I'm not a big fan of...just can be a little awkward. Moving on. The food amazing and... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I were excited about the prospect of dining at Beast while visiting Portland on a recent vacation, but we were mostly disappointed with our experience. Our first impression was not great as our 8:45 seating was not seated until after 9:10 because the 6pm seating wasn't finished. We were not presented with ANY food or drink until... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved this meal! The menu is written on a small elegant card, set at your place, making a memorable souvenir. We were fortunate to have outgoing tablemates at the communal setting, but I can see that bringing a group with you would be an advantage. The fixed price is a high, but worth the whole experience.

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new york
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's in the stylish, expensive restaurant category where food is " composed", rather than cooked, for you. 6-course menu with wine pairings is excellent. But uncomfortable chairs, communal tables, waiting for all 30 patrons to arrive before being served, and watching all the work that goes into getting all the plates composed and served do not make for a relaxing... More

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portland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Words cant describe the local farm to table 5 course dinner. Just have to try it. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've read the other reviews of Beast, and I have to say that I fall firmly on the side of the believers in this case. My meal at Beast this weekend was one of the best I've ever had. I found the menu to be a strong reflection of the Pacific Northwest style, plenty of food, and perfect presentation. I... More

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a business dinner here in early June with people visiting from many states and 4 countries. It is always a risk to take non-foodies to a set menu restaurant, but our dinner really delivered. We had 10 people and at least 3 had never been to a multiple-course restaurant before and I had to explain what some of... More

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