About Q Restaurant & Bar
Q Restaurant & Bar is a family-owned restaurant in downtown Portland, Oregon. Established in 2016, we created a uniquely beautiful space to share our love of great food, fine wines, and the belief that dining itself is an enriching experience.
Our restaurant features a comfortable bar with panoramic windows, an airy dining room, and an open kitchen with seating and views from our Chefs Counter. Executive Chef, Anne Cuggino, takes the helm in our kitchen, continuing her life’s work: cooking from scratch using the best ingredients available for our guests.
We want you to feel welcome in our space, whether you are here for a quick bite, a family dinner, or a romantic date night. Our dedication to the details that matter for every guest is evident in all that we do.
We look forward to welcoming you!
LUNCH: Tues-Fri: 11:30-2:30pm
DINNER: Tues-Sat: 5:00-9:00pm
CLOSED: Sun & Mon
828 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(Corner of SW 2nd & SW Taylor)
Executive Chef Annie Cuggino has spent the past 20 years creating strong and lasting relationships with many local farmers and producers, whose products are featured heavily in her menus.
Chef Annie earned her degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in New York. Her first break into the culinary industry was at the Union Square Cafe in New York City under Chef Michael Romano and owner Danny Meyer. Their highly knowledgeable yet nurturing atmosphere majorly impacted Annie’s style and the importance of mentorship. Quickly working her way through the ranks from prep cook through hotline grill, she was in attendance when the restaurant won a coveted three stars from the New York Times. After moving to Portland, Oregon, Chef Annie became the Executive Chef of the Veritable Quandary, where she was instrumental in the 22-year metamorphosis, changing a casual bar into the fine dining establishment Portland had come to know and love. She continues her legacy at Q Restaurant & Bar, focusing on hyper-seasonal ingredients in unique, and modern ways.
Victor Martinez grew up in a small town in Hidalgo, Mexico, where his family farmed crops such as corn, fava beans, and squash. Victor has been working with Chef Annie for 20 years. He is a naturally intuitive chef with a palate that doesn’t fail. Victor contributes beautifully authentic Mexican dishes and techniques to our menu. His food draws fans from guests to staff alike. You can visit with Victor at our Chefs Counter in the evenings to enjoy his warm and generous spirit.
Erin Hokland has dedicated over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and leads our front of house team at Q Restaurant & Bar. After garnering her degree in paramedics and attending University of Central Florida, she returned to restaurant life and event management. A bonafide Portlander since 1999, Erin has worked with Chef Annie Cuggino for seven years. Erin passionately utilizes her expertise in the art of grace under pressure, trains her team on the importance of building person-to-person relationships, and constantly strives to deliver a welcoming experience to each guest.
Emmy Velasco grew up around Monterey Bay, California, and lived in Napa Valley after graduating with her degree in graphic design from Pacific Union College. With over a decade of experience in Napa Valley working for notable chefs and established wineries, Emmy moved to Oregon and has fallen in love with the vibrant food culture and culinary community in Portland. Emmy manages our social media presence and ensures that Q maintains excellent guest relations.
Assistant General Manager
Gigi Minshull, a Bay Area native, studied music at San Francisco State. Gigi first worked in restaurants as a teenager and has over eight years’ experience in bar & restaurant management. After moving to Portland seven years ago, she joined our management team in September 2019. Gigi manages our service staff and shares our commitment to providing outstanding hospitality to every guest.
Proud to Partner With
Chef Annie Cuggino has been cultivating relationships with her suppliers for over 20 years —many of whom were brand new small businesses just getting off the ground when she started working with them. At Q Restaurant & Bar, we value their hard work, expertise, personal service, and continued commitment to producing quality goods.
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Tues-Fri: 11:30 – 2:30pm
Tues-Sat: 5:00 – 9:00pm
Sunday & Monday
828 SW Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97204