3 Reasons to Travel with Naomi Pomeroy
We love Naomi because she's a self-taught force of nature with a no-bullshit attitude. Portland's rise as a culinary capital owes much to Naomi and her iconic restaurants Beast and Expatriate. While she's earned many accolades - a James Beard Award, one of Food & Wine's and Bon Appètit's Best New Chefs, one of Oprah's Top 10 Women on the Rise - she's not even close to pretentious. Naomi works her magic by preparing the kind of meals your favorite grandma used to make, inspired by the flavors of France, India and the Pacific Northwest, always served with her trademark passion.
Naomi is fierce with a heart full of bravado. She’s not afraid to compete (and succeed) in a male-dominated industry, inspiring people everywhere to follow their passion.
“The key to my success has always been empowering the people around me.” She’s the one who’ll be egging you on to try new dishes and experiences - no matter how wild they seem.
She Loves Japan
And she wants to share her favorite experiences. "Japan and Portland have a love affair with each other. From the coffee to the whiskey to the vinyl-music culture… Japan is also starting to get these little food cart pods, and farmers markets are exploding there. It’s just so fucking Portland!”