Chefs to Watch 2015: Ryan Roadhouse, Nodoguro, Portland, Ore.

Jacqueline Raposo

Dining at Ryan Roadhouse’s Nodoguro in Portland, Ore., requires a sense of adventure: tickets for the twice-weekly tasting dinners sell out months in advance, menu themes range from McDonald’s to Murakami, and the ever-changing décor is curated by Roadhouse’s wife, Elena. But that doesn’t stop eaters from flocking, and Roadhouse gives the Portland dining scene credit for the creativity he’s allowed to explore.