Justin Woodward

Executive Chef, Castagna

Justin Woodward enjoys the challenge of evolving cuisine, using ancient and modern techniques to bring out the essential nature of house-grown, foraged and local ingredients.

Woodward credits his family and his father for his love and appreciation for food. From helping his father in the garden and his grandmother in the kitchen to his early work in San Diego’s best restaurants, he always cooked.

Nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef award in 2013, Woodward arrived at Castagna from New York’s WD-50, where he worked under Pastry Chef Alex Stupak at WD-50. This experience, along his time at a stagier at such world-class restaurants as Noma in Denmark and Mugaritz Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, has culminated in his current direction: cuisine that is seasonal and progressive, with a focus on surprising his guests with common and uncommon ingredients.

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1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214
Corner of 18th and SE Hawthorne

Castagna Restaurant Hours:

Wed - Sat for dinner at 5:30pm
Reservations recommended

Café Castagna Hours:

Tues - Sat 5pm-10pm
Sun 5pm-9pm
Closed Mondays
Happy Hour Tues - Fri 5-6pm & 9pm to close