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About Beast

BEAST features the bounty of the Northwest with French inspiration in mind. A six-course prix-fixe dinner is offered five nights a week in a communal setting. The menu changes Wednesday and remains the same for the next two weeks based upon the ingredients of the season. A three-course prix-fixe brunch is offered every Sunday.

Wine pairings are available for dinner and brunch. As our menu changes every two weeks, so do they.

We politely decline substitutions as we offer a set menu only but are often able to accommodate allergies with advanced notice.

A credit card is required to secure all reservations. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for parties up to five people and a 48-hour cancellation policy for parties of six or more. Any cancellations within the aforementioned timeframes will result in an $85 charge per person and $30 for brunch.

5425 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00 pm and 8:45 pm seatings.

Sunday Dinner: 7:00 pm seating.

Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm seatings.

Cross Street:
Killingsworth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(503) 841-6968

Website:
http://www.beastpdx.com/

Parking Details:
There's plenty of parking on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Public Transit:
NE Portland, just off the corner of NE 30th Ave & Killingsworth St.

Executive Chef:
Naomi Pomeroy

Private Party Facilities:
We have one table seating eight guests, another larger table seating 16 guests, and two high-backed bar stools along our butcher block as part of our chef's counter. Partial and full buyouts are options Wednesday-Sunday. Opening the restaurant Tuesday evening for your party is negotiable as well.

Please email us with your party's details at beast@beastpdx.com to check availability.

Private Party Contact:
Maya Hamanishi: (503) 841-6968

Additional:
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Beast Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Seasonal (13)
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Cozy (10)
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Hot Spot (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
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Great for Lunch (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I love Beast. Plan on a 2.5 food event. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

one in our party is pregnant and unable to eat raw/lightly cooked egg. staff was very responsive and provided her with delicious replacements.
superb food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Knowing that some of you will label this review as heresy, and as much as it pains me to write this, I think we witnessed the beginning of the end of Beast. Having eaten in the various incarnations of Family Supper and now Beast, I feel that we have enough experience to know the amazing highs that are possible by the Beast crew. Unfortunately, our last meal was mostly a low. The Amuse-Bouche was a dense, off-putting seafood salad on a dry wafer. The Oil Poached Hokaiddo Sea Scallop came sitting on a piece of too thick Pineapple. The Pineapple completely overpowered the Sea Scallop. The Parsley Garganelli was good, but not great, the pasta was a bit dry. The Beef Cheeks was not plural, it wasn't even singular, it was fractional. Sadly, it was served room temp at best. The Beef Cheek came with some Frisée scattered on it. It made no sense to have a bitter element with Whipped Potatoes and Carrots...less is more. The Beet and Endive salad was very good. The Profiterole with Blue Cheese was good but not great. The La Peral Blue Cheese was the best thing on this dish, I am going to call the Cheese Bar and see if they have any in stock. The Tres Leche cake was good, but here again this dish had unnecessary and unwanted micro-greens on it. Why?

The music didn't help the middling food. It was a combination of Pop and R&B that was too loud and mostly not very good. I overheard the diners next to me comment that the music sounded "like a race to the bottom of what was bad in 2017". I realize that music is very subjective, just like my review here, but I don't know many kids who would have enjoyed this music and can also afford Beast. Who is being catered to here? The clientele or the staff?

On a more positive note, the staff was attentive and very friendly.

There are lots of food options in Portland, perhaps one of them will take the mantle away from Beast.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I brought my wife here on a date after hearing good things from friends of ours. We chose to include the wine tasting which we both agreed was absolutely the right choice. The food was amazing and the portions sized appropriately given the 6 courses provided. While the seating is group friendly we kept to ourselves and found no issue with either noise level or feeling unable to share the moment.

A truly wonderful dining experience which we will do again once the season changes to experience a radically different set of flavors.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I so enjoyed our experience at Beast. All of the food was artfully prepared, even the bread from a local baker was a cut above. The beef cheek was something to remember. Lovely intimate setting and friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Every bite was pure perfection. Wine parings were perfectly matched. The atmosphere is quiet and centered around the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beast made our 25th wedding anniversary really special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service, staff was knowledgable of the food and wines being served.

Lighting was a little dark, but that's a personal preference.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic evening. Great food, ambience, wine pairings, service, and originality. Would go back often if lived in Portland. Liked the "no tip" policy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Smart servers, warm atmosphere, relaxed (but rigorous) kitchen. Every course tasted more magical than I was expecting from the descriptions. Big and small, this restaurant pretty much did everything right.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing preparation and presentation in a small kitchen. Great staff. Food as unique as French Laundry

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was delicious - especially the first half of the tasting menu. The risotto was spectacular. It was fun to sit at a table with 4 other couples - although the music was a bit too loud to have a good conversation with everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a perfect way to celebrate my birthday and my move to Portland. Casual, fun, cozy atmosphere, delicious food and wine. Overall fantastic dining experience. Will definitely be doing this again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was great as always, but the service left us cold. We had to ask multiple times for a clear explanation of what was being served. We couldn't hear the wait staff and were left with the feeling that we weren't important.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything about Beast was amazing!!

Best meal and service ever!!

Will definitely return!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Organic, Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic Dinner at Beast! Absolutely delicious, wonderful evening. The four of us all enjoyed every single bite - my brother even licked his plate. From the amuse bouche of potato chip with persimmon and prosciutto, to the ending macaron, all of the flavors were outstanding. Even though there were 6 courses, plus bite at beginning and ending, we weren't too full, but we weren't hungry either - really perfect portions. So many flavors in each course - I've been to many prix fixe places, but this really was the best. As long as you eat all kinds of meat and seafood, you will be happy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Could be the best meal I ever had. Service was outstanding

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best meal I’ve ever had! I recommend the wine pairings with dinner. Not only did the pairings compliment each course beautifully, it was some of the best wine I’ve tasted. The atmosphere is welcoming and cozy, and the service is top notch. Beast is not just a great place for dinner, it’s an experience! I will be coming back to Beast soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Meal was amazing, service was great!!! My only complaint is that the music was way too loud for such a nice restaurant. For a nice restaurant with communal seating the music shouldn’t be so loud that you have to shout.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awesome place to experience variety of food taste combining with delicious French wines

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The meal was very delicious and special. There were 6 of us dining and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We are fans of Naomi and have been to many of her dinners throughout Oregon. Unfortunately, the woman serving us- not sure of her name- seemed so inconvenienced by us it greatly diminished our experience. It is a shame when gratuity is included and therefore you get treated terribly- I was embarrassed I brought my whole family and talked it up so much and then she was straight up rude... eyerolls included when we asked questions about the food . A fine dining experience like beast should be paired with exceptional service in my opinion. All in all, I recommend Beast but hope the wait staff is more gracious to you than she was to us.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The atmosphere of Beast is welcoming and like dining in a friend's home. The brunch is second to none, and very reasonably priced. Overall, a wonderful restaurant.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beast is an exceptional place to eat. It is the place I think of for well executed, flavorful cuisine that is worth every penny. The service is attentive, the portions are perfect and packed with flavors, and the wine pairings are on point. You will not be disappointed at giving this pre-fixe meal a go!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic meal and experience. It is pricey and you eat with other people at your table but everyone should have this on their to do list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It seemed as if each coarse was better than the last. Michael was very knowledgeable of the food and wine. Making the perfect recommendation on a fabulous bottle, Joly. Food and wine and service was all stellar.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

unbelievable meal. it is a small restaurant with seating at 2 shared tables. 4 courses that are determined by the chef. just sit down and enjoy a world class meal. $35 per person, no tipping.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were last at Beast about two years ago. Our visit last weekend was great! The food was good before; this time it was fantastic. There are two sittings with a prix fixe menu. Everything was excellent. but the halibut with prawn consommé was truly superb. The pasta with Calabrian chile and pork ragu was also fantastic. The salad with mushrooms was inspired. This was a great meal! We did the wine pairings, which were unusual but very well matched with the food. Highly recommended!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best dinners I've ever had, excellent food, fantastic wine pairings.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for Brunch. Absolutely tasty and great value! Would love to try dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing experience in a gourmet inspired location. You sit at a large table with other guests which made for nice conversation. The menu is pre set with 5 courses. We chose to do the wine pairing as well. All courses were outstanding with very creative ingredients. Would have liked the chef to come to the tables at the completion as they do at The James Beard House. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very subtle complex food, with an equally complex wine tasting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food. Creative and well prepared. We set at chef counter and had a great time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My girlfriend and I went to Beast to celebrate a special occasion... the food was fantastic, service was even better. The owner came by and chatted for a while, telling us stories about how she began. It was a great evening - I highly recommend beast.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A must for anyone who enjoys great food presented creatively. The show is the kitchen and I felt sorry for those with their backs to the action. The bloody mary was delicious. Thankfully we reordered before they ran out. Watching the claflouti's construction was only exceeded by their flavors. The salads tasted as good as they looked. The eggs and lamb and goo were delicious. Every detail of brunch was well done and precisely executed. Still, watching the show along with my friend made the meal all the better. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing brunch! Well thought out offerings. Portions were appropriate. Very delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A total gem. My wife and I had the place all to ourselves and the staff did not disappoint. They were magnificent in their attention and details.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful experience dining at Beast. Each course was very well conceived and executed. We loved the food, the wine, the ambiance and the cool friends we met at our community table!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We have an amazing meal that exceeded all expectations!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best dining experience during our Portland weekend trip. From the service to the food, to the great ambiance. It was perfect

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing brunch. Three course, savory brunch that was full of flavor and perfectly balanced. Would visit again and again.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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