Tasty Good Times at Besaw’s

I’m starting to believe that fate exists. About five and half years ago, my wife and I were visiting Portland to decide if we wanted to move here from Virginia. Both of us love eating out and breakfast is one of my favorite meals. If we were going to relocate to Portland, it better have a good place to go for eggs, waffles, and pancakes seven days a week.  Looking through a tour guide, Besaw’s had exactly what we were looking for and so we went. It was absolutely delicious and we knew then that moving to Portland was going be alright.

Around the same time that we were having our first Portland breakfast, a young woman named Cana Flug had just become the new owner of the 105 year old establishment. Already famous for its breakfast, over the next five years, she breathed new life into the restaurant and grew their dinner scene into one of the best night spots in Portland.

Then through an interweaving thread of shoots, people, and connections, I get a call from Cana looking for new photography of their food and dinner scene. I can’t tell you how excited I was. I love this place and I love their food and it was truly a joy to shoot. Hope you enjoy the photos and if you’re ever in town, go to Besaw’s. Go three times, because everything is so good there.

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did making them.

ParfaitOnion RingsDeviled EggsMorel MushroomsPork ChopLemon BarsChocolate CakeChocolate MousseCana's PreservesBloody MaryCosmopolitanGood Times at Besaws!Bar SceneBar SceneDinner HourDinner Hour

3 Responses to “Tasty Good Times at Besaw’s”

  1. Erik Bishoff says:

    Gorgeous stuff! I especially like the light coming from behind the cocktails on the bar. They must be thrilled with the pix. (Must have taken all day?)

  2. terese bushnell says:

    beautiful!! thanks for reminding me how much i love besaws. your work is amazing.

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