Toro Bravo

120 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212

Toro Bravo is a Spanish restaurant in Portland, Oregon created by restaurateur chef John Gorham. The menu features housemade charcuterie and regional Spanish cuisine inspired by our travels throughout Spain incorporating elements of both modern and traditional technique.


3808 N Williams Ave C, Portland, OR 97227

Tasty n Sons is a neighborhood restaurant in North Portland, Oregon serving classic cuisine. The sprawling, family-style menu features innovative dishes with diverse origins from the southeast and Chesapeake Bay.  The menu was inspired by Chef Gorham’s travels and experiences with the vital immigrant community working in the restaurant industry whose own cultural traditions have helped re-shape American cuisine.  Tasty n Sons is Portland’s go-to brunch spot, putting a Pacific Northwest twist on international breakfast fare.


580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Tasty n Alder is a modern steakhouse featuring a fun, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins. The dinner menu is rooted in the traditional steakhouse concept featuring meats, seafood and salad served in a festive, energetic environment that encourages shared plates and imbibing. 

Mediterranean ExploratioN Company

333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Mediterranean Exploration Company (M.E.C.) is a Portland, Oregon restaurant serving innovative cuisine from the eastern Mediterranean and beyond, headed by Executive Chef Kasey Mills and Portland restaurateur, John Gorham. Drawing from extensive research and travels to Israel and surrounding areas, the menu features exceptional plates that are culturally diverse yet cohesive, paying tribute to the exploration of people across the Mediterranean throughout history.


105 SE Taylor, Portland, OR 97214

PLAZA DEL TORO is a private event space, gastronomic society, and modern test kitchen in Portland, Oregon’s Central Eastside Industrial District. Gorham envisioned a space where he and his staff could have unconstrained culinary creativity as they develop new recipes for the his restaurant group, as well as experiment with new and innovative dinner concepts inspired by the legendary Portland supper club that Gorham founded, Simpatica, and the gastronomic societies of San Sebastian, Spain.

Shalom Y'all

West: 1128 SW Alder, Portland, OR 97205
East: 117 SE Taylor, Portland, OR 97214

Shalom Y'all is an Israeli restaurant concept from Executive Chef Kasey and restaurateurJohn Gorham inspired by partner Ron Avni's family ranch  Vered Hagalil in Israel overlooking the sea of Galilee. Like sister restaurant MEC, Shalom Y'all has a strong focus on  vegetarian dishes such as falafel, hummus and house-made pita, a variety of salads, and the classic Israeli morning meal: shakshuka. 

BYH Burgers

Pine Street Market:
126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Atticus Hotel:
530 NE 4th, McMinnville, OR 97128

LA RUTA PDX: a gastronomic festival

La Ruta PDX: A Gastronomic Festival is an industry and trade focused event series celebrating the culinary culture of Spain in Portland, Oregon. Chefs from Spain join forces with chefs from Portland in a series of collaborative culinary events throughout the year. Events showcase Spanish cuisine, products, purveyors, and specialty equipment to encourage collaboration and mutual enrichment between the two gastronomic cultures.