"Naomi Pomeroy is a native Oregonian who grew up cooking on a step stool in the kitchen next to her mother and grandmother. The first thing she learned to make was a cheese soufflé with a green salad from the garden, dressed simply in olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon. Her early childhood cooking
experiences taught her that sometimes simple is best. Naomi’s restaurant Beast
is a refined version of the food of her childhood. Nestled in a little corner of NE Portland, Beast serves an elegant six-course fixed menu that changes every other week. Her second venture, Expatriate, is a cocktail bar with southeast Asian drinking snacks. In addition to numerous awards and accolades, in 2014 Naomi took home the award for Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest from the James Beard Foundation. Her first cookbook, Taste and Technique, was released in 2016."
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