About Tasty n Daughters

Tasty n Daughters is a global tavern by restaurateur John Gorham. Featuring a family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins for both brunch and dinner service. The beverage program offers classic tavern cocktails, draft beers and spirits as well as an extensive old world and local wine list with a focus on sustainable producers.

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John Gorham

Executive Chef / Owner

John Gorham is Co-Owner and Executive Chef of iconic Portland restaurants Toro BravoTasty n DaughtersTasty n AlderMediterranean Exploration CompanyShalom Y'all, Bless Your Heart Burgers and PLAZA DEL TORO, a gastronomic society / event space. Gorham believes that a chef’s cuisine and style is influenced by a trade route composed of travels, past work, cities lived in, and foods that their family made growing up. A ‘chef of the people’, 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.


Erin Connell

AM Chef de Cuisine

A proud native Oregonian, Erin has been curious about food from a very young age.  She learned to garden and preserve foods, to catch crabs and clams, to pick the mushrooms and berries of the Pacific NW.  She has explored many different international cuisines and ingredients thru both travel and cooking, and continues to reach and learn and try new things.  With 14 years in the industry, Erin thrives on the pace and energy of the restaurant.  The enjoyment she finds in cooking for others, as well as honoring the ingredients used are daily reminders of her love for the kitchen.  


Marcus Sherard

PM Chef de Cuisine

Marcus arrived in Portland in 2014 bringing with him a deep history and heritage of southern food and cooking. Marcus is classically trained graduating from culinary school, but  draws his inspiration from past memories, travels, and experiences. Upon arriving he immediately knew that Tasty n Sons was the place he wanted to be. 

Influenced from early on by his mother, Marcus remembers sitting in the kitchen with her picking beans, peeling carrots, and cleaning collards. He believes food is a bridge that brings people together. At its best he says, a great dish can make you time travel back to childhood and your grandmother's kitchen.