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Beast

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Fusion
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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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  • 93
    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
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We've eaten in top Swiss, Italian and French restaurants. This was generally better! Atmosphere was not pretentious. Food was delicious, creative and fabulously presented. Not a single bite disappointed. Menu is prix-fixe and a very detailed print of it is given to each diner to follow along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Virginia Beach
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We've eaten in top Swiss, Italian and French restaurants. This was generally better! Atmosphere was not pretentious. Food was delicious, creative and fabulously presented. Not a single bite disappointed. Menu is prix-fixe and a very detailed print of it is given to each diner to follow along with each course. "Substitutions are politely declined". Wine pairing is available, but we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is a small insignificant outlet in a side street.Has 2 long tables which can seat 24 persons and this meant that they share the tables.Open kitchen is less than 4 feet away and you can watch the 2 chefs cook! You have no choice over the menu and you eat what the chefs prepare for the day.Menu is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had an outstanding, memorable dining experience at Beast. The meal was exciting, innovative, and delicious. Each course was beautiful to look at and full of surprises. The knowledgeable wait staff deserves special mention for their attentiveness to every detail. The meal took three hours, which was a bit exhausting.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

First off...this is a 2.5 hour culinary delight. My wife took me here for my birthday and what a gift it was. We sat at the "Chefs" table where you get to talk to the chef and watch it all made in front of you. If you can get this seat...Grab it. The menu shows 6 couses or so but... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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