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Toro Bravo Inc


Restaurant Management & Design Group

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Toro Bravo Inc


Restaurant Management & Design Group

Toro Bravo Inc. is John and Renee Gorham's restaurant and design group. John Gorham is executive Chef-owner of iconic Portland restaurants Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder, PLAZA DEL TORO and co-owner of Mediterranean Exploration Company, Shalom Y'all, and BYH Burgers. Gorham believes that a chef’s cuisine and style is influenced by a trade route composed of travels, past work and cities lived in. 

Gorham celebrates a range of global cuisines at his influential restaurants; each with a unique identity but all embodying the quintessential Portland dining experience of family-style dishes, house-made charcuterie and seasonal sustainably-sourced ingredients. 

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Travels


Travels


John Gorham's travel tips, recommendations, and photos from trips Spain, Israel, and beyond. 

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Events


Events


UPCOMING EVENTS

 
   TOUR DE FORKS    June 22  with Toro Bravo chefs Pat Manning and John Gorham in Colorado

TOUR DE FORKS
June 22
with Toro Bravo chefs Pat Manning and John Gorham in Colorado

 
   BLESS YOUR HEART BURGERS OPEN HOUSE    JULY 01  at BYH in McMinnville

BLESS YOUR HEART BURGERS OPEN HOUSE
JULY 01
at BYH in McMinnville

 
   CHEF IN MY GARDEN    JULY 22  with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

CHEF IN MY GARDEN
JULY 22
with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

 
   IPNC PASSPORT TO PINOT   July 29 with John Gorham

IPNC PASSPORT TO PINOT
July 29
with John Gorham

 
   PICKATHON SUNDAY BRUNCH  AUGUST 5  with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

PICKATHON SUNDAY BRUNCH
AUGUST 5

with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

 
   THE GREAT SUMMER CHEF OFF  AUGUST 18  with PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler

THE GREAT SUMMER CHEF OFF
AUGUST 18

with PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler

 
   BOUNTY OF YAMHILL COUNTY: FLAME & VINE  AUGUST 25  with John Gorham
 
   BOUNTY OF YAMHILL COUNTY: BIG NIGHT  AUGUST 26  with John Gorham & Kasey Mills

BOUNTY OF YAMHILL COUNTY: BIG NIGHT
AUGUST 26

with John Gorham & Kasey Mills

 
   FEAST: Night Market  September 14  with Bless Your Heart Burgers & John Gorham

FEAST: Night Market
September 14

with Bless Your Heart Burgers & John Gorham

 
   FEAST: Smoked!  September 15  with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

FEAST: Smoked!
September 15

with Shalom Y'all chef Kasey Mills

 
   MUSIC TASTES GOOD  SEPTEMBER 29  with Toro Bravo chef Pat Manning

MUSIC TASTES GOOD
SEPTEMBER 29

with Toro Bravo chef Pat Manning

 
   TORO BRAVO CULINARY TOUR OF SPAIN    OCTOBER 1-10, 2018  with John Gorham

TORO BRAVO CULINARY TOUR OF SPAIN
OCTOBER 1-10, 2018
with John Gorham

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PLAZA DEL TORO


a gastronomic society

PLAZA DEL TORO


a gastronomic society

PLAZA DEL TORO is a private event space, gastronomic society, and modern test kitchen in Portland, Oregon’s Central Eastside Industrial District created by restaurateur John Gorham. He envisioned a space where he and his staff could have unconstrained culinary creativity as they develop new recipes for the restaurants, 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.

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La Ruta PDX


a gastronomic festival

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 collaboration dinners. Events throughout the festival will showcase Spanish products, purveyors, and specialty equipment to encourage collaboration and mutual enrichment between the two gastronomic cultures.