Why I'm Working to Save Independent Restaurants—and How You Can Help

Plate, Chicago

Beast and Expatriate are more than just businesses to me. The work I do in my restaurant and my bar are expressions of myself, and I am proud of these personal contributions to Portland’s rich culinary culture. Since I opened Beast over 12 years ago, my passion has always been for thinking of new ways to prepare local, in-season ingredients to create an experience that’s not only positive for my patrons, but also...