Jose  Chesa

Chef
Jose Chesa

Portland

About Jose Chesa

FOUNDER, CHEF AND CO-OWNER, ATAULA, CHESA AND 180

My Venues

  • 180
    2218 NE Broadway St
    Portland, OR
  • ATAULA
    1818 NW 23rd Pl
    Portland, OR

Accolades

  • Chef of the Year, 2016
    Portland Monthly
  • Chef of the Year, 2014
    Portland Magazine
  • James Beard Nominee
    2016
  • Chopped Episode 22 Say Cheese!
    Runner Up

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

ATAULA
"the perfect blend of hospitality, food, flavor, technique, and love. You can feel and taste the passion that chef Jose has for his craft."
Pop
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Tapas, Spanish, Northwest
"The braised and grilled octopus is kind of hidden in this amazing potato purée and garlic emulsion with dots of black garlic purée. It all comes together perfectly in each bite. One of the best octopus dishes I have ever eate"
Mini Rossejat Negre
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Tapas, Spanish, Northwest
"Loved this dish! The squid was super tender and the spicy aioli on top made me want more. The toasted noodles had the perfect texture. Such beautiful presentation as well!"
Churros Stuffed with Dulche de Leche
$, Desserts, Coffee Shop, Spanish, Sullivan's Gulch
"Who can honestly say that they don't like a churro??? 180 makes killer and super traditional churros at this spot and you can watch the crew make them in the open kitchen. My favorite was the churro filled with Dulce de Leche. Super crispy, yet tender outside, and just enough filling to make the overall texture perfect."