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Beast

#126 of 3,360 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-6803 (Killingsworth)
(503) 841-6968
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with three friends. You sit at large tables with other guests. The menu is set, and you eat what they serve. The food was good, but very little meat and small portions (I mean small). Many of the dishes included lots of different things all mixed up together, and in my opinion didn't really go together. The... More 

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SALEM
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with family at the 8:45 seating. Arrived about 5 minutes early and waited outside for about 10 minutes. Upon entering found the atmosphere is unique. Was promptly seated. Dinner was presented well and very good. The server explained each course. The only negative was that from my seat at the table it was hard to hear the... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three-course brunch that was both spectacular to the eyes as much as the taste! Caring and attentive service with frequent refills of coffee and water. We decided to do wine parings with each course which enhanced the flavor further. What an amazing restaurant!

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Anaheim, California
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We sat with others at the large farm style table. The courses arrived every 15 minutes or so, perfectly executed bursting with flavor. The portions are reasonable so that you leave after six courses feeling normal, not stuffed and ill. This was definitely worth the price for the experience. We enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the food in the open... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

All the rave reviews are pretty much correct. This place is excellent. I think it was our best meal in Portland. We came here for Brunch (couldn't get a dinner reservation). Sat at a shared table with others. One note, if you eat here alone, you'll probably feel like odd man out, our table didn't really socialize. If you can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at Beast. The food was great, the service was great, and the company was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Beast. I did prefer it over our dinner at Le Pigeon (not that it was bad), Beast was just more of an experience.

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Delighted to have finally eaten at Beast after hearing/reading so many wonderful things about it for years. Naomi Pomeroy did not disappoint. I went for brunch and the three-course meal was absolutely terrific - each dish perfectly composed, balanced and flavored, and the communal table ambience really fosters a wonderful sense of community and shared experiences. A must-visit whilst in... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

so great to be able to revisit this marvelous dining adventure spot... spent a few extra days in portland just to eat and show some friends around, so beast was a must-go. another voyage of taste sensations and paired wines that provide a wild and sophisticated ride from start to finish. small plates filled artfully with the best ingredients and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Beast is a gem and a local favorite for foodies. Five-to-six course meal, set menu, close quarters but all very hip. Be sure to opt for the wine pairings, and to ask to sit (if you're a couple) at the butcher block table in the center of the restaurant, where you can see up close how the meals are orchestrated.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

If you are considering dining at Beast, I suggest you give it the benefit of the doubt. The doubt is that somehow, this establishment has aspired to be categorised as both a communal seating joint, like serviced mess hall, and also a representative of cutting edge fine culinary skills. It's a bizarre combination that, in essence, really comes down to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$23 - $45
Cuisine
French, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-6803
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?