CHEF & OWNER CATHY WHIMS’ STORY
A channeler of the soul, psyche, and techniques of Italy, Chef Cathy Whims is a master of inventive regional Italian cuisine. Her many personal relationships with farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest give her access to top-quality ingredients, allowing her food to reflect the best of both the region and the season, in the true Italian spirit. At all three of her Portland, Oregon restaurants – the flagship Nostrana, urban pizza and cocktail spot Oven & Shaker, and her modern wine bar Enoteca Nostrana – Cathy’s elemental regional Italian cooking has earned her six nominations for James Beard Best Chef Northwest.
Photo credit: Nostrana