Based in Portland, Oregon, Nomad Restaurant does away with traditional white tablecloth dining in favor of a breathable and expressive environment. We focus on a natural, hands-on approach to showcase the beauty of food and its origins. Nomad Restaurant invites guests on their food sourcing journey from the earth to the dinner plate through a new atmospheric dining approach.


Ryan Fox

Executive Chef / Owner

The intersection of culture, food, and art has always been a focal point of Ryan Fox’s culinary journey. After completing his education at the Culinary Institute of America, he spent years honing his craft at the three-star Michelin restaurant Joel Robuchon and Portland’s own Castagna. He now offers a refreshing approach to Portland dining. From New York to Nevada and then Oregon, each region’s distinctive tastes have helped Ryan understand the locals’ influence on the food culture.

After developing a deep understanding of Portland’s food culture, and its citizens desire for low-key but high-quality dining, Ryan is devoting his culinary passion to opening an intimate stage for food lovers to indulge. He offers a new experience for those seeking a closer connection with local cuisine in an exquisite, private atmosphere.