Ryan’s culinary journey began with an education at the CIA followed by experiences in highly acclaimed restaurants such as the three Michelin starred restaurant Joel Robuchon and Portland’s Castagna. From New York to Nevada, Ohio to Oregon, each culture’s distinguishing tastes lead Ryan’s palatial understanding of local influence. Ryan focuses on low key, high quality dining centered around the unique relationship between people and food. As the chef of Nomad.PDX he offers a new experience for those seeking a closer connection with local cuisine in a private atmosphere.